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Craftsman  10'' Bench Drill Press with Laser

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Height (in.): 26.77
Length (in.): 8.27
Table Dimensions (LxW): 7-3/8 x 7-1/2
Width (in.): 13.39
Product Overview:
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
General Warranty: 1 Year
Item Weight (lbs.): 60.63
Number of Speeds: 5
Package Contents: Fence, Tasklight, Hardware Pack,
Spindle Taper: JT33
Spindle Travel (in.): 2.5
Style: Bench
Table Tilt (Right and Left): Left 45 deg. - Right 45 deg.
Color:
Color/Finish: Gray
Handles:
Handle Type: 3-position
Number of Handles: 3
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 6
Cord Type: 18 gauge
Handling & Operating:
360 deg. Swivel Head: Yes
Motor-Engine:
Engine Type: Induction
Horsepower: .5
Motor Voltage: 110
Convenience:
Onboard Key Storage: Yes
General Features:
Spindle Speed: 5
Table Material: Cast iron
Table Movement: Standard/Manual
Table Swivel: Yes
Materials:
Housing Material: Cast Iron
Size:
Base Size (in.): 13.19 x 8.07
Column Diameter (in.): 2.25
Installation:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required
Certifications:
ETL Listed: Yes

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10" Bench Drill Press with Laser Merges Ultimate Precision and Reliable Performance

Drilling clean, perfect holes into the toughest material is all in a day's work for the Craftsman 10" bench drill press with laser. With a 1/2 HP motor and a speed range of 680 to 3,150 RPM, this design combines high torque and speed to deliver remarkable performance. 1/2-inch chuck is fitted to the model so you can work comfortably with metal, wood and sanding drums. With a depth gauge and a guiding laser, you can enjoy fast machining and split accuracy in all your jobs.

The 10" bench drill press with laser is designed to eliminate guesswork by improving precision. Laser gives you accurate X and Y axis positioning, and the drill table adjusts to help you make flawless corner holes and bevel sanding. Rack and pinion control table elevation adjustment to make quick and accurate adjustments. For repetitive drilling jobs, a tough stop block and a steel fence are put in place to align and brace all your work pieces.

  • Exceptional, effortless drilling performance comes standard with the Craftsman 10" Bench Drill Press with Laser
  • 1/2 HP motor coupled with a 680-3,150 RPM speed range provide impressive speed and smooth drilling performance
  • 1/2 in. chuck allows you to work with wood, metal and sanding drums
  • Depth gauge ensures fast machining
  • Laser provides accurate X and Y axis projection for better positioning
  • Drill table allows 45 degree adjustments for drilling perfect corner holes and bevel sanding
  • Table elevation adjustment is controlled by rack and pinion for quick, precise adjustments
  • Strong stop block and scaled steel fence guide, align and brace your pieces for repetitive drilling
  • Sight window helps you monitor speed
  • Drill press comes with 1/2 in. keyed chuck, chuck key and hex key wrenches

Added on May 17, 2013

 

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21 Reviewers (72.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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gmarkey
Jul 14 , 2013
Good Value for the Price
I wanted a drill press for light home workshop use (drilling wood and light metal). Didn't want to spend a mint on it, but also didn't want to buy a useless door stop. Bought this unit on sale, got a Sears card 5% discount, and redeemed shopper points to get a good price. It's better than expected for the money and is a good match for my intended uses. A few notes: HORSEPOWER: I can't measure horsepower, but power has been fine for my uses so far. Compared the nameplate current draw to published values for a few other manufacturers' 10 inch presses, and all values were very close. TABLE TILT: No handle to make this adjustment; tilting requires a wrench (or socket) and a hex wrench. WORK LIGHT: Bright and easy to aim, but I wonder how long the flexible neck will last. LASER: Easy to adjust, but requires two AAA batteries instead of being powered from the press's power cord. MANUAL: Decent for assembly and operation, and includes a good parts list and exploded diagram typical of Sears manuals. It tells how to adjust the drive belt tension, but doesn't give guidance on how to check if the belt is too tight or too loose. More info on lubricating moving parts would be helpful. It also includes a few instructions that aren't applicable to this press. CORRECTIONS TO PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: - Nameplate on press says it draws 3.2 amps, not 6 amps. - No sight window to check drive belt position ("speed setting"), but, it's easy to open the belt cover and look. - No scale marks on fence.
Criticism31 found this helpful
usethyillusion
Jun 6 , 2013
Underpowered
The online description for this press says "six amp motor". It is actually only a 3.2 amp motor as I found out the hard way. Chinese made, so fairly cheap quality, especially the little LED light.
 

Hobbyist2013

Desha, AR

Aug 29 , 2014
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great value

This drill press has a ton of features for the price!


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grr2AOL.COM

Avenel, NJ

Aug 22 , 2014
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Good for small projects. Found laser could not focused on ******. Otherwise

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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nmac88

Greenleaf, ID

Aug 20 , 2014
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Does its job

I read the reviews and decided to go for it. I don't have any huge jobs in mind for it, just some wood work for my scroll saw and maybe making some mortise holes for lodge pole furniture. First off, I'm not sure why people complain about the lasers. Mine stays on ****** no matter where I move the table height. There are two screw parts for the lasers. The smaller screw part move the laser to adjust it, then bigger ones above it to lock it in place. Maybe people don't realize this? Great feature for when I am making multiple holes on the same piece of lumber which was a big reason I got this unit...spend 5 seconds to adjust before I use and I'm good to go. Sure, they are battery operated, but when I am using it for minutes at a time the 5 hour battery life will go a long way. Bit spins true when installed with no visible wobble. Light is definitely bright enough for me. Instructions were great. Scan the table in the manual for speed settings for different materials and tape/staple it on the wall next to it to avoid opening it every time you need it. Only annoyance is minor...the lid chatters a ton when it operates. Not sure what I am going to do about it just yet, but I may just put thin insulation tape to prevent metal on metal vibration or something. Great quality, does the job and I am happy I made the purchase. The table guides are a nice plus if I need to use them too.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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HHWoodworks

Centreville, VA

Aug 1 , 2014
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Gets the job done

For a small, bench-top drill press, used only for woodworking applications, this machine does a fine job. There is very little wobble in the spindle, the chuck is well-machined and holds a variety of bits firmly while being easy to adjust. The table is solid and firm, although it has a tendency to shift significantly left-and-right while being adjusted up and down. The light is a nice feature. Speed adjustments are easy and fast. I have not had a problem with power on this unit, even cutting hard maple, oak, and cherry. If your bits are sharp and you don't try to cut too fast (it's a drill, not a punch), the machine is not under-powered. Long-term performance as-yet unknown but out of the box it's a fine machine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 21 , 2014
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GOT JUST WHAT I PAID FOR

when i opened the box i found some small screws,as i put it together i didn't come up short any screws or parts! when i turned it on,would not run,turned motor by hand & it made a scrunching sound,found missing screws on the fan guard on motor,took off the fan guard,it had plastic washers laying inside which hit the fan,put it back together,runs ok,made in china,what can i say? i know!! they should not put the name "craftsman" on it.


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63-Wrencher

Minneapolis, MN

Jul 18 , 2014
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10" Light Duty Drill Press

This is an insurance replacement drill press for an older model that was damaged in a facilities water issue. This drill press has a few extra options over the older 9" model that we had. It has a drive gear and crank for the table, it has the laser alignment and an LED light. The LED light does not seem to hold its position, every time I try to aim it it springs a long way away from the work. I can't seem to ever get it to align properly so its pretty much useless. I am not too sure about the laser alignment. Because of the natural parallax the sight has to be aligned every time you adjust the level of the table or even use different sized stock. It might be OK for lesser experienced people to align their work but even then it seems like such a complicated procedure to align everything that it would be difficult for the lesser experience person to properly align and will ultimately take the experienced person more time to do this alignment than it is worth. The only time it might be worth using this laser sight is if you are drilling a bunch of holes in the same stock. This would be a very usable drill press and seems like it is very comparable in construction to the older model -- of course I cannot verify these statements because the chuck that was supplied with my drill press has a significant amount of rust around the gear ring. I turned the chuck a few times and it turned very rough the first couple times, indicating that the rust was even internal tot he chuck, so I needed a replacement. I called warranty to see if I could get a new chuck shipped to no avail. they transferred me to someone else who basically said they were surprised I got transferred to them. They did some "paperwork" though and tried to transfer me to parts but instead disconnected me. I called parts and they said they don't do warranty claims and sent me back to the store who directly sent me back to calling warranty. I even tried some online warranty form and got an email response to call warranty. So needless to say a week after I assembled the drill press and hoping to get some actually work done I am still trying to get a replacement chuck and can't use my new drill press. So unfortunately, this drill press gets a very low rating and seriously would not recommend working with Sears because it is just too difficult to get a warranty issue resolved for a shiny new tool that hasn't even been used yet!


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Jul 3 , 2014
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good

Pick up this press for simple around home projects. It was easy to assemble and use. The flexible light it a nice feature. Overall cant complain for under $100

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ceceokie

Port Orchard, WA

Jun 30 , 2014
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I love it

I am very happy with the 10" Bench Drill press. It adjusts easily to any position for varied work and performs well. The light is a nice touch but the laser does not help much. The unit is very heavy so it really needs its own stand or location for permanent fixture unless the user is pretty stout. Comes easy to setup and get started.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Hammer_Head

North Wales, PA

Jun 28 , 2014
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DOA

I've been researching lower end drill presses (for light woodworking tasks) for some time and decided on this Craftsman unit. Unpacked it today and spent a good hour-plus assembling the unit. Got to the final laser alignment step and the motor only hums. Tried multiple belt speeds (even no belt) and the motor just hums. Another 1/2 hr taking it all apart and a deadlift into my truck for tomorrows return. I guess I'll try one more time before looking into another brand. Sorry to see Craftsman tools have turned into ************** junk.


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Jun 17 , 2014
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10" Bench Drill Press was the only one with a fence which makes it safer to

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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