I am looking for a good, small, drill press for the metals department
at the school that I teach at. We had a Grobet 28.615/DR-615
Precsision Drill Press but the wire to the motor kept breaking and
shorting out so I replaced it with the Chinese one that is being sold
by verious vendors for around $69. It is so low in power that it is
dangerous not to mention that the chuck occasionally falls out. OK, I
realize you get what you pay for but is there something in between
the $69 piece of junk and the $914 Grobet?
I have been looking at the Praxxon TBM115 ($239.95) and the MicroLux
Benchtop Variable Speed Mini Hobby Drill Press ($249.95), but cannot
find any reviews on them. Has anyone used either one and if so what
do you think?