The last of Hitachi’s latest round of benchtop woodworking tools, their 10″ drill press features — guess what? — a set of two-axis adjustable lasers. Features that’ll strike home more with Toolmongers include five speed settings, a 1/3 hp motor, and a tilting, adjustable table top.
The table swings up to 45 degrees left and right, and you can adjust height with a rack-and-pinion gearing system — much better than my old press’ loosen-and-beat-on-it system. The chuck accepts bits up to 1/2″, and the whole shebang weighs in at just over 60 pounds.
MSRP is set at $149, but we expect to see this selling for significantly less when it hits big box shelves at any moment.
10″ Drill Press, Model B13F [Hitachi]