Delta will release their new line of floor drill presses in August. The big change: a pair of crosshair lasers. There’s nothing wrong with lasers, of course, but we were hoping for a bit more.
The new 17-959L — gotta love that catchy name — is very similar to its predecessors with 16 speeds, micro adjustable depth stops, and a woodworking table that pivots 0 to 90 degrees as well as forward. The LX model also adds a digital speed and depth gauge in front above the power controls.
Bringing the bling is a pod-mounted adjustable cross-hair laser set, and this is the center of Delta’s marketing blitz. Are they cool? Sure. But lasers aren’t going to send your perfectly usable floor model to the swap meet just yet.
We’ll follow up with prices and more information as we receive it.
17-959L Drill Press [Delta]