For many years drill presses have been made for metal working, more so than wood working. Delta’s new 18″ drill press is designed with the wood shop in mind. The table is big (14″ x 20″), which you’re gonna appreciate the next time you need to get a large project on the delta drill press. The quill stroke is a full 6″, which surpasses most other drill presses in the market place. One thing I learned handling this machine at IWF, speed changes are easy. Yes, you’re moving the belt from pulley to pulley, but an idler pulley makes getting tension on the belt MUCH easier. Laser cross hairs show you exactly where you’re boring. If you haven’t used a laser-equipped drill press yet, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Delta 18-900L Drill Press