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Northern Industrial Tools Benchtop Mini Drill Press - 5-Speed, 1/3 HP

Item# 155300
Mini drill press lets you drill with accuracy. Swing 8 in., Speeds qty. 5, HP 1/3, Worktable L x W in. 6 5/8 x 6 9/16, Speed RPM 620-3100, Volts 120, Vertical Stroke 2 in., Chuck Size in. 1/2, Dimensions L x W x H in. 7 x 16 15/16 x 22 1/2, Drilling Capacity in. 1/2. Threaded depth lock Screwdriver handle 11 5/8in. x 7 1/3in. base
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Max Drillbit Size ?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Maryland
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This mini drill press will accept a max drillbit size of 1/2" diameter.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Both the product manual and the NT&E expert agree that the max drilling capacity is 1/2 inch. The real answer is that the chuck will not accept drills with a SHANK greater than half an inch, but you can use bits that are larger, as long as the shank is 1/2 inch or smaller. That being said, be aware that the motor is only rated at 1/3 HP (about 250 W), so this drill cannot horse a large bit through even soft wood - it really is a small drill press. Also consider that some bits, like forstner bits, require a lot of torque to be driven rapidly. So if you want to use this drill to push bits over 1/2 inch, especially forstner bits, I think you should take it slow and real easy.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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OffGrid2009
 - Davenport, WA
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answer 3
1/2"
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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RDco
 - Denver, Co
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Can you lock the table at angles?

Can you lock the tables at angles to make angled bores, for example pivot the table to *45, lock it, and then drill?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Pageland SC
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This mini drill press includes a table that tilts and locks to allow drilling at various angles.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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answer 2
yes
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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RDco
 - Denver, Co
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Will it work with a mortise attachment?

asked 3 months, 4 weeks ago
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The mortising attachment item #155702 can be used with this drill press.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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5 Speed Drill press

Not sure how to determine what is the highest to the lowest on the drill. Is the top the fastest and bottom the lowest??
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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Madvis
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Starting on the bottom groove of the pulleys and working your way to the top the speed setting are as follows: 620, 1100, 1720, 2340 and 3100 RPM.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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The top pulleys are the fastest and the bottom ones are the slowest. There is a RPM chart located on the inside of the cabinet lid with a pulley diagram.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Willie22
 - New Jersey
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Yes. From top to bottom, fastest to slowest. FYI, the harder the material, the slower your rpm should be :)
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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Daddypop
 - N Las Vegas, NV.
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Was this drill press made in the USA?

asked 1 year ago
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Anonymous
 - Nevada
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China
answered 8 months ago
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Tijoe
 - Austin, Texas
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This drill press is made in China to our high exacting standards.
answered 1 year ago
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NITExpert29
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is there a vice for this drill press?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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Many smaller drill press vices will work. See link below for one we sell.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Can you extend the height of this drill press?

Is there an optional tube available that will extend the overall height of this unit to facilitate drilling into longer items?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
There is no optional tube available for the Northern Industrial Mini Drill Press that would raise the height of the press. The table can be moved up or down to accommodate different size items.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Short answer: No there is no extension tube, but yes, I'm pretty sure you can drill into longer or larger items than would be possible with the press as it's originally set up.

Long answer: I don't own this drill press, but I own two and I've used several others. This one is likely similar to those I've used. To give yourself a couple of extra inches, relax the lock that holds the work-piece table and swing it out of the way, placing the work-piece directly on the drill press' base.

For even larger items, loosen the set screws that hold the drill and motor in place, swing the drill & motor 180 degrees, and re-tighten the set screws. If the drill is still over your work bench, it will give you another two or three inches. If you place the drill press so that the drill is hanging out over the edge of your bench, you can drill into any item that will fit between the floor and the drill. I've used this technique to drill holes into the bottom of my work-bench legs, to insert leveling bolts/feet. JUST BE AWARE THAT WHEN YOU SWING THE DRILL AWAY FROM THE BASE, YOU NO LONGER HAVE ANY LEVERAGE TO FORCE THE DRILL DOWN. If you push it down hard, you'll lift the drill press and get the bit out of alignment with the hole you are drilling...just go slow and easy.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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OffGrid2009
 - Davenport, WA
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smallest sized drill bit it can take?

I want to use this in my jewellery shop....what is the samlles drill bit it can take? I work with very tiny bits when silversmithing.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Anonymous
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The smallest bit this mini drill press will accept is .040".
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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answer 2
we use it with #61 drill.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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inSound
 - Washington DC
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What is the distance between the chuck and the top of the base platform with the movable base moved out of the way?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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CRES
 - Baxley, GA
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answer 1
This mini drill press features an estimated 10" distance from the chuck to the top of the base platform.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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NITExpert11
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How does work table lock in place?

asked 3 years ago
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rodh
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The work table on this Northern Industrial mini drill press locks into place by tightening the support lock with the attached handle.
answered 3 years ago
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NITExpert5
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answer 2
It has the crank that raises and lowers the table, and it has a handle that allows you to tighten the table on the back of the collar on the table.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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smurphy
 - Memphis
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