G7943 Benchtop Drill Press - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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G7943 Benchtop Drill Press

Grizzly Industrial - G7943 Benchtop Drill Press

The Grizzly G7943 benchtop drill press features a belt-change handle and a work light

$225 (As of 7/1/2007)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Tool Test: Benchtop Drill Presses

by Charlie Reina

review date: July 1, 2007

Grizzly's model G7943 benchtop drill press earned high all-around marks with good drilling power, yet it was one of the lease expensive benchtops we tested, at $225. We rated it Best Value. This model comes with a lever that allows you to move the motor forward and back for belt changing with ease. The depth setting mechanism, however, fell short in our tests. It received a grade of "fair."

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Editor Test Results:

Runout .004 in.
Time to bore 2 in. dia. by 3/4-in. deep hole 12 sec.
Speed Changing Very Good
Depth-Set Ease Fair

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Grizzly Industrial
Manufacturer's Web Site www.grizzly.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 570-546-9663
Quill stroke 3-1/4 in.
Chuck Capacity 5/8 in.
Chuck-to-Post Distance 7 in.
Horsepower 3/4 hp
Amps N/A
Volts N/A
Speed 12 speeds (140 to 3050 rpm)
Quill to Benchtop 12 in.

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