I knew a guy who had one of Ryobi’s special woodworking drill presses — known as the WDP1850 “Wood Drilling System” — back in the day, and I can’t help but wonder why Ryobi stopped manufacturing it. With a “VersaTable” base that tilted for angled work and an accurately-marked fence, this was a true woodworking drill press as opposed to a re-purposed metal drill.
But it’s gone. Amazon lists it but no sellers offer it. Ryobi doesn’t mention it on their product page. I even struck out checking eBay for one. Maybe I’ll give Craigslist a look next. It seems to me that this would fly off the shelves at Home Depot if it was priced halfway reasonably.
If you run across one, drop a comment. If I’ve got the cash, I’ll jump on it, or if I’m too slow, I’m sure one of our readers would be interested. And if you owned one of these, I’d love to hear your comments about it, too.