The drill-press equipped with 1/2 hp (0.373 kW) motor has a range of pulley speeds for wood and metal, graduated feed, locking handle to the feed and swivelling table which can also be tilted for angle drilling. Its V2 in (12.5 mm) capacity chuck will accommodate all types of machine bits and drills, and it can be used not only for all vertical drilling operations to any preset depth, but also for veining, shallow grooving, light hollow-chisel mortising, drum sanding and polishing, etc.
Illustrated is a five-speed bench model, but these machines are also available floor-mounted with crank-up tables. Both floor and table models can have up to 12 speeds, making them even more versatile. Many imported 12-speed bench machines are surprisingly inexpensive and quite suitable provided that they are not used continuously or for very heavy work.
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