Model#: PWMN1792800B
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Powermatic PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press

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Product Overview

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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
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Specifications

Distance Chuck to Base: 43-13/32-in
Distance Chuck to Table: 24-1/2-in
Net Weight: 246 lbs.
Spindle Speed Range: 250 - 3,000 RPM

Recommendations

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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1 Stars
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (18)
Pros
Powerful (8)
Easy To Use (3)
Ergonomic Design (2)
Cons
Heavy (2)
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Small Projects (4)
Frequent Use (3)
Heavy Duty Requirements (3)
Large Projects (3)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Room for improvement
I was most disappointed with the amount of time that was involved getting the chuck to run true. I would also think that it should come with leveling pads. Also the fence face is not flat. With that said, the speed changing ( albeit loud) is fantastic..
June 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Power drill press
New Powermatic drill press came in perfect shape. Easy assembly. Power head is heavy but using my chain falls made it simple. Great finish, Great power. No oscillation in the bit. Easy to adjust laser cross hairs. Love the speed adjustment.
January 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
I ordered this drill press when the one I was trying to get wasn't available so this was my second choice. I am pleasantly surprised that this machine has been so thoughtfully put together for a wood worker as myself . I really enjoy the ability to change speeds with just a twist of a hand knob. I change speeds several times each day so this was on my bucket list of wants. The ablity to change bits with out the need of a key chuck was the second thing on my list. I also need more light and this machine has plenty of it. I needed a more precise method of stopped depths the included depth is the best set up ranked by Wood Magazine. The one down size it is noisier than my other machine not a bad or distracting noise but it is there. I will get accustom to it in the near future and will more than likely not even hear it.
December 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Zowie!
I agree with all the positive comments. In addition, the table has an approximately 4" square cutout so you can chop up some 3/4" plywood, adjust screws for flush with table, and always have a fresh backing board to drill through. Also, quill perpendicularity and runout were excellent, on a par with my Bridgeport mill. The keyless chuck is a good one, and I prefer it. If you want keyed, it has a standard MT2 taper, and I can use all my lathe tail stock tools as well, including different sizes of keyed chucks. Be sure to get help if you have not used tapered tools before. And be sure the head is really fully seated on the column if there is any accuracy issue.
December 21, 2016
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Small Projects
Bad table collar casting
Drill press is great and easy to use. (Friend has one and this is why I bought it) The table collar casting was bad and would not tighten to post. POWERMATIC is sending a new part.
December 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
One Sweet Machine
Great Spindle Travel. The Chuck Runs True, Adj. led cross hairs and Drill Holes on the Money A pleasure to use. I Have a shop full of Powermatic Tools never a Disappointment.
June 17, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
a good one just wish it had a keyed chuck
Its a really nice unit just lacks a keyed chuck
January 20, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Incredable tool worth every dime!
#1 Changing speed is so much easier then moving around belt and trying to remember which pulley to put the belt on. Worth the difference for that feature alone...................
#2 Easy to put together
#3 FREE shipping was great
#4 This is the third LARGE tool this year "Will buy from them again"
December 19, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Excellent Drill Press
This is a large, well-built, solid, powerful, professional quality drill press. It is overkill for my hobby workshop, but it sure is nice. The hand crank speed adjustment allows infinite adjustment of the drill speed from 250 - 3000 RPMS without touching a belt. The keyless chuck makes bit changes a snap without having to search for a chuck key. The laser cross hair makes it very easy to pinpoint the hole location. The dual lights provide bright illumination of the table and work piece without any shadows.to set it up This is a heavy machine. The manual recommends 2 people to set it up. I put the drill press together by myself using an approach somewhat different than that described in the manual, but it was not easy. I did have a disappointing experience with the amount of run-out on the drill bit when I first tested it - about .0055 in. I called Powermatic customer service and the technician gave me a couple of tips that I used to reduce the run-out to .0015 in., which is well within the tolerances for any work I am likely to do.
December 18, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A great drill press in every way
The unit came packed in a way that would prevent damage. Assembly was easy, straight forward and well documented. I assembled the unit laying flat and used a chain hoist to stand it up since I didn't have a second person to help.

Since changing speed is easy I am more likely to set the proper speed for a given task. This results in very clean holes. The laser speeds locating center of holes. The tables is large and easy to clamp to. The fence and stop are very convenient to use. While I didn't drill anything requiring much power, a 1 hp motor should be adequate for all likely tasks.

I needed to adjust the laser but it was easy and just took a few minutes. A minor disadvantage is that the electronics and display remain on when the unit is plugged in. I unplug it.
December 18, 2015
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer

Questions & Answers

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Most drill presses have a center hole on the table for drilling thru, the center plate on the Powermatic appears to be a solid piece indicating that a block or board would always be needed?
RICHERD H on Jun 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a wood or in this case my drill press came with a hardboard insert which can be replaced when needed. It can also be leveled to the DP table. (This is a nice feature that some drill presses do not have) The block of course could be removed if one desired during use.
What is the assembled height of this drill press. Can't find it anywhere. Needs to fit in a tight space on a ship.
S. on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This drill press is pretty close to 6' tall. The 58" answers are incorrect.
What is the country of manufacture.
Johnny on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My drill press is stamped "Made in China," which was a little disappointing since the other Powermatic tools I have were at least made in the free country of Taiwan rather than the PRC. Still it seems to be a quality machine.
Does it have a Quill Lock at different depths?
Ron on Sep 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is not a "Quill Lock." However, there is an excellent and easily adjustable depth gauge.
Is the motor UL listed ??

Thanks in advance! :)
LeeR on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Press comes set as 115 volt unit,which is not UL approved.The 115V attachment plug supplied with the
drill press must be replaced with a UL/CSA
listed plug suitable for 230V operation.
What are the dimensions of the base?
Matt on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Base Size for model 1792800B is (In.): 13-3/8 x 20
Do you believe there will be another 15% off sale soon?

WoodCraft has Powermatic at $1,399 retail and 15% off sale on now, but I prefer CPO sale and service.

Thank you

Mark
Mark on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not have a lead time on the next Powermatic 15% off sale
Can it stand and be used without being bolted down?
Mark on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes,the Powermatic PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press can be used free standing.
How is it packaged I will be getting this forwarded to the Philippines. Shipping Company in Oakland, CA. wants to know L" x W" X H"
Tom on Mar 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The dimensions are 58 x 26 x 15 inches

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