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Powermatic 1792800B PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press

Model#: PWMN1792800B
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$1,699.99
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This PM2800B Drill Press was designed with the woodworker in mind. The design has many convenient features that other so called woodworking drill presses do not offer. The twin LED lights are designed to not cast shadows on the work piece and twin lasers help to pinpoint exactly on the work piece. The expandable work table is the largest in the industry and class. The single handle speed change allows you to run the full range of speeds without ever touching a belt. The front-mounted digital readout displays the exact speed of the running spindle. Also features a larger motor than any other drill press in its class - convenient for handling the heaviest jobs.
Features:
  • Mechanical variable-speed allows for full range of speed with no belt changes
  • 6 in. of quill travel with just one revolution of the handle
  • Fence system is adjustable for a perfect 90 degree angle to the table
  • Adjustable material stop makes repetitive actions accurate and quick
  • A digital RPM readout meter allows users to optimize the spindle speed to the application
  • Laser guides provide an accurate indication for tool point of entry
  • Easy to use keyless chuck makes bit changes fast and simple
  • Reversible handles can be mounted on either side of the machine to provide more comfort when working the quill
  • Two independent LED work lights eliminate shadows and provide a clearer view of the work piece
  • Work table can be rotated a full 90 degrees to adjust to application and operation
  • Replaceable square table insert with leveling screws make it flush with table top
  • Oversized cast iron base for added stability and security
  • Safety key prevents accidental unit starts for enhanced safety
Includes:
  • PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press - 1792800B

Specifications

Chuck Distance to Base: 43-13/32-in
Chuck Distance to Table: 24-1/2-in
Column Diameter: 3-1/8-in
Net Weight: 246 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 250 lbs.
Spindle Speed Range: 250 - 3,000 RPM
Spindle Taper: MT2 / JT-33
Table Size: 20-in x 14-in (L x W)
Voltage: 115/230V

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PowermaticPM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press
 
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        5.0

        Very useful

        By Woodturner

        from Newport Beach, CA

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              Comments about PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press:

              Be sure to insert the worm gear in pinion are of table support before mounting on rack .

              Although the table has no slots or holes, I found the K**g clamps will fit in the T-slots to work as hold-downs. The fence provided clamps well into place. L** V*ll*y T-slot clamp plates fit in the T-slots and will carry various clamps too.

              Buy a 2MT "green weenie" to prep and maintain the chuck spindle taper hole. That helps ensure minimum runout....

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              4.0

              good machine

              By rwl

              from Charlotte NC

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                    Comments about PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press:

                    machine works very well. definitely need two people to assemble head on shaft. Instruction manual neglects to inform you of need to insert worm gear before table placement

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                    4.0

                    Powermatic Drill Press

                    By DK

                    from Topeka

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fairly easy assembly
                    • Laser Guides Adjust Easy
                    • Powerful
                    • Variable Speed Is Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Very versatile

                      Comments about PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press:

                      It is a very good all around drill press. The variable speed works great and for me is a must have. I like the laser guides and they are easy to adjust. The drill press has some well designed quick adjusters to control the depth of quill travel. The LED lights provide very good illumination. The most disappointing thing for me is that the quill travel isn't smooth, doesn't seem to travel through the range smoothly nor retract to the beginning position as sharply as it should. It is overpriced, even when on sale, but at the same time I'm not disappointed except for the way it flows through the six inch range of travel - just doesn't travel through the six inch range with ease and snap back as it should. There is an adjustment, I haven't tried it, suspect it would help some, but doubt that it would truly correct the issue.

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                      4.0

                      Smooth and Powerful

                      By Mike

                      from Wyoming

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                      Pros

                      • Best Worklights Ever
                      • Nice Size Table
                      • Variable speed
                      • Very powerful
                      • Well finished

                      Cons

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                          Comments about PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press:

                          I use this machine in my woodworking shop. I had an old Delta 18 in variable speed unit(massive!!!) that somebody loaned me while they had no place to use or store it. This is very close to that unit in power and the depth-stop is even better. It looks great too.

                          The only place it falls down in in the fence. It is ok, but adjustments are very analog and the hold-down in the slots limit adjustments. But it is included.

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                          5.0

                          Awsome Drill Press

                          By Needful Things

                          from Florida

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                          Pros

                          • Control Speed
                          • Keyless chuck
                          • The Fence

                          Cons

                          • Instruction Need Work
                          • Limited Pictures

                          Best Uses

                          • In Hobby Shop
                          • Professiional

                          Comments about PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press:

                          The unit is well made and runs great. Best to convert it to 230 volts. Only problem that I had was that the instruction manual was rather brief. It could have included more example and pictures. However a mechanically inclined person could figure it out. With the lasers, I can drill numerous holes in little or not time. I would buy this unit again.

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                            Q:

                            Can the table be moved out of the way for drilling tall work?
                            Asked on 10/29/2013 by yonagreen

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                              A:

                              The work table can be rotated to a full 90 degree position.

                              Answered on 11/1/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
                          • PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press

                            Q:

                            What is the difference between the 2800 (I assume older model) and the 2800B?
                            Asked on 3/14/2013 by the tool from MN

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                              A:

                              Here are the differences between the 2800 and 2800B:
                              PM2800:
                              Horsepower: 1 HP
                              Phase: 1 Phase
                              Voltage: 115/230V; Pre-wired 115V
                              Swing: 18-in
                              Chuck Capacity: 5/8-in Keyless
                              Chuck Distance to Table: 30-in
                              Chuck Distance to Base: 46-in
                              Drill Travel: 4-3/8-in
                              Spindle Taper: MT2 / JT-33
                              Spindle Speed Range: 400 - 3,000 RPM
                              Column Diameter: 3-1/8-in
                              Table Size: 16-in x 14-in (L x W)
                              Base Size: 11-7/8-in x 19-5/8-in
                              Overall Dimensions: 68-in x 23-1/2-in x 31-1/2-in (L x W x H)
                              Net Weight: 287 lbs.
                              Shipping Weight: 302 lbs.

                              PM2800B:
                              Horsepower: 1 HP
                              Phase: 1 Phase
                              Voltage: 115/230V; Pre-wired 115V
                              Swing: 18-in
                              Chuck Capacity: 5/8-in Keyless
                              Chuck Distance to Table: 24-1/2-in
                              Chuck Distance to Base: 43-13/32-in
                              Spindle Taper: MT2 / JT-33
                              Spindle Speed Range: 250 - 3,000 RPM
                              Column Diameter: 3-1/8-in
                              Table Size: 20-in x 14-in (L x W)
                              Base Size: 13-3/8-in x 20-in (L x W)
                              Net Weight: 246 lbs

                              Answered on 3/15/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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                            The web page for the 2800B drill press says only the ONYX version is 90 month warranty. But is the 2800B available in the ONYX edition? Thanks.
                            Asked on 2/27/2013 by Dirk from Maine

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                              A:

                              Unfortunately, the ONYX edition items were only available for a limited time only. They are no longer offered. The warranty on this item is 5 years.

                              Answered on 2/28/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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