Thanks for the recommendation. It's good to hear that that model does indeed hold up over time.I used one of these for many years. I've used it to drill PCBs, enclosures, press turrets, etc.
I "upgraded" to a larger floor model Porter Cable a couple years ago, the only real advantage gained was the ability to run at slower speeds....
Honestly I think I liked the Harbor Freight drill press better, but it's one of those things... you blow that kind of money on something you have to pretend to like it better.
Good point! Mine stays indoors (and I live hours from the ocean) and is quite rusty as well.The harbor freight press is $60 and works fine. Just don’t leave it outside on your balcony when you live a block from the ocean. The main pole gets rusty but still works fine otherwise
Much more so than my big floor drill press. (I haven't bolted that one down either)Ah okay. It’s pretty stable then?