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Offline SGreenberg

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Looking for benchtop drill press
« on: December 03, 2020, 12:18 PM »
I'm looking for a decent benchtop drill press. I know people like the Nova but I don't have the room for it. Is there anything that's worth looking at that will fit on a benchtop. It doesn't have to be super heavy-duty, but I need it to work on aluminum as well as wood. I won't say the price doesn't matter but I'm willing to pay for the right tool.

Thanks.

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Offline Svar

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Re: Looking for benchtop drill press
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2020, 12:27 PM »
There is Nova benchtop model also.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2020, 12:29 PM by Svar »

Online 08G8V8

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Re: Looking for benchtop drill press
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2020, 01:56 PM »
There is Nova benchtop model also.
I have the Nova Viking, but it is still fairly large.
Much larger than a typical bench top drill press. So, take a look at the dimensions, or go to a Woodcraft if you can to see it in person, to make sure it will work where you want to put it.

I had it on a cheap bench I bought off Amazon that was I think 35” tall, and the chuck was too high for my liking, so I bought another bench to lower it to a more reasonable level for me.

I really like mine. It is missing some of the features of its big brother Voyager, but it is also quite a bit cheaper.


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Offline Erich

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Re: Looking for benchtop drill press
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2020, 06:22 PM »
We have the Nova Viking benchtop  in our shop as well. The Viking does not have all of the bells and whistles as the Voyager but it has all the power and capabilities that most of us will ever use and its $950 as opposed to $1700. Highly recommend!

Offline Claimdude

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Re: Looking for benchtop drill press
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2020, 08:48 PM »
I too have the Nova Viking and love it!!

Jack

Offline SGreenberg

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Re: Looking for benchtop drill press
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2020, 01:48 PM »
Thanks everyone! I'll take a look at the smaller Nova.