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[Canadian Tire] Mastercraft Workbench Drill Press with LED $99

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[Canadian Tire] Mastercraft Workbench Drill Press with LED $99

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Picked this up as I needed a workbench drill press. Looked at other options similar (Skil, When, Ryobi) but at this price you can't go wrong.
Easy to set up.

Have been watching on here for a sale on a drill press, but no dice ever so I thought I'd share.
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bobmanw wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2017 10:26 am
*must resist RFD effect :\
I know.. I have not real immediate need.. but Im sure come summer I can find a project or two.
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bobmanw wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2017 10:26 am
*must resist RFD effect :\
TLSRULZ wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2017 10:37 am
I know.. I have not real immediate need.. but Im sure come summer I can find a project or two.
lol +1. I am sitting here thinking.. Why do I need this? But this is a good deal!! ugghhh this has to be a disorder.
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Faaaaaak. I'm in the exact same boat. Lol. No need but damn you RFD. Very good price
"Live Long.......And ProspeRFD!"
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I just keep telling myself this is not a tool an average home owner needs - and so far it's working for me. I encourage the rest of you on the fence to do the same!
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I bought this 2 years ago to drill hinges into small doors I was making, and ended up just using a handrill.
This drill press is still sitting in the box.
I'm slowly, slowly learning to not buy things just because they are on sale.
Not there yet, though
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." Benjamin Franklin
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I have one of these from a year ago, it does the job and the price was a lot lower than other brands.

The quill (the spinning part the chuck is attached to) is much more solid so the drill bit vibrates less on other brands such as King and Ryobi. Maybe I got a lemon.

It's OK for non-precise DIY and woodworking.
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I have read that the chuck is not straight so the holes would not be perfect... any comments on that? I wonder if i should try it out? I have seen a lot of these drills being returned at canadian tire.
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Nov 10, 2003
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I own one
I'd say it has a 1/16-1/8 sloppyness in the drive
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TrevorK wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2017 11:32 am
I just keep telling myself this is not a tool an average home owner needs - and so far it's working for me. I encourage the rest of you on the fence to do the same!
you are right but then I thought...hm...i can put hand mixer accessories and use it also as a kitchen appliance...a more powerful one :)
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Loto_Bak wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2017 12:27 pm
I own one
I'd say it has a 1/16-1/8 sloppyness in the drive
With the bit in or without? If with the bit in then its not really good for precision work at 1/8!

Wobble in the chuck or quill?
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with the bit.
in the quill

Its a pretty low quality unit.
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Seem ok so far, I haven't had the chance to use it much for very precise work, so can't really comment in particular on that.
At $99, it's almost the price of a good hand drill, so I'm not expecting it to be on par with $500+ units.
I considered getting an attachment/adapter to drill straight down, but at this price it's not really worthwhile and I know I will be using this a lot for projects.

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