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Microlux Vs. Proxxon Mini Drill press


#1

Hello,

I am wanting to buy a drill press, but not sure what to get. I’ve
heard great things about both Micro Lux and Proxxon and the prices
are basically the same. so I’d love to hear some opinions, ya or nays
about either of them. I need something small, because I live in a
very small place.

thanks barbe


#2
   I am wanting to buy a drill press, but not sure what to get. 

Barbe,

An alternative to consider is the drill press made by Foredom. It
accepts the standard #30 Foredom handpiece and, I think, currently
sells for a little over $100.

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com


#3

They are same size and the only difference is the color. I like
Proxxon because they are good with their warranty.

Kenneth Singh
Proxxon Vendor


#4

Hi Barbe,

   I am wanting to buy a drill press, but not sure what to get.
I've heard great things about both Micro Lux and Proxxon and the
prices are basically the same. 

I’ve been using the Proxxon model TBM 115 for about 3 years. & I’ve
nothing but good things to say about it.

It comes with 6 collets (1/32" to 1/8"). An optional 3 jaw chuck
that goes from 1/64" - 1/4" is also available.

If you drill lots if holes that have to be positioned precisely,
relative to one another, Proxxon also has an xy table, Micro
Compound Table KT 70 that works with the drill press.

All in all, you can’t go wrong with any of the Proxxon tools.

Dave


#5

Hello Barbe Saint John,

Don’t waste money on the Dremel drill press. Too much play.

I bought the smallest benchtop drill press that Harbor Freight
sells, when it was on sale for, hmmm $39 I think. It’s noisy,
vibrates, and is belt-driven. Shifting the belt from one pulley to
another is how you vary the speed. Not a precision tool, but the
chuck takes the smallest drill bits I have (without a collet) and
there is virtually no play in use. The unit takes up relatively
little space - about 12"x15" footprint, so I leave it set up. It’s
soooo nice to have a drill press to quickly make holes in sheet or
enlarge the hole in a Bali bead. I don’t use it a lot, and it’s
fine for my needs.

HOWEVER, if you will be doing production with 100s of holes, spend
the money for a smoother working unit. You won’t miss the noise and
vibration !

That’s my take on drill presses,
Judy in Kansas


#6

Hi all. I used the Microlux for years before recently stepping up to
a milling machine. It worked quite well for me, especially with the
foot pedal option.

Allan Mason
silvermason.com