The lab needed a new drill press, so a "Microlux Benchtop Varible Speed Mini Hobby Drill Press" was purchased from Micro-Mark. Here are some initial impressions.
The configuration for the belt and pulleys seem reasonable, though you will need a screwdriver (included) to remove the cover.
It comes with a screwdriver and hex keys, but I would have rather they spent the extra few cents on a real battery. Right now I am not enthusiastic about the handle shown above the screwdriver, in the future I expect to hate and or modify it.
Overall, the drill press has a few nice features and the price is reasonable. The biggest problems are that the DRO is hard to read and the end of the handle isn't rounded. These problems are pretty easily fixed and considering the prices of some of the alternatives, this may be the only reasonable option despite the dead battery.
Available from Micro-Mark.
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