I’ve wanted a drill press for a long time. Recently I've had the need for one and I went looking online. I was just looking out of curiosity because I knew I wouldn’t be buying anything. I found what some might call a “mini” drill press on Amazon. The Skil 3320-02. It’s not exactly the industrial machine shop tool that I had in mind but I thought that it might work for most of what I need. I ordered it. Free Prime shipping makes buying stuff too easy sometimes.
3.2A 120V motor
5 Speed 570-3050 RPM via adjustable belt and stepped pulleys
2 Beam laser X (the "laser" seems gimmicky but it works as intended)
45° Tilting work surface
The box arrived in decent shape. Unfortunately, I had to put it in the garage and wait for the weekend to put it together. I took me about a half an hour to set the drill press up. The assembly was easy and well documented. The manual lists the tools required for setup as an adjustable wrench, a Philips screwdriver, a hammer, and a block of wood. Which for me meant a 12mm wrench, Phillips screwdriver, plastic mallet, and the two included Allen wrenches.
For what is basically a $110 drill press I’m impressed. I assume Skil (Bosch) has these things manufactured in China by some third party as I’ve seen other brands that look a lot like this machine. Maybe they’re just cheap imitations or maybe Skil keeps tighter quality controls. I don’t know. I do know that I’m extremely satisfied with the purchase. This is a cool little drill press. It certainly wouldn’t hold up in a machine shop setting with heavy daily use, but it will do what I need just fine. I can see getting years of use out of it and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to someone for their home.
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