Tool News – General International 17" Drill Press
General International just announced the model 75-260 M1 17" extended stroke drill press. This new model is designed for precision drilling applications in either wood or metal. This unit includes all the basic functions and features found on most standard drill presses and because of its’ 6-inch vertical spindle travel (stroke), it offers the user the added benefit of extended drilling depth capacity for deeper holes into or through thicker stock.
The cast-iron head of the 75-260 M1 is mounted to a sturdy 3 1/8-inch steel column and sits on a stable 11 3/4 x 19 5/8 inch cast-iron base. The large 14 x 14 –inch cast-iron table tilts 45 degrees left or right, can be quickly swivelled away for off table drilling and has 4 strategically located slots for securing a variety of clamps or jigs to the table. A smooth rack and pinion is used for table height adjustments and all swivel or pivot points are secured with sturdy metal locking levers.
The 75-260 M1 features a 1 HP totally enclosed fan cooled (T.E.F.C.) motor, a heavy duty positive depth stop, a ¾” chuck, a large front mounted paddle style stop switch and for added safety an adjustable flip up, see-through chuck guard. The unit is equipped with cast-iron pulleys for smooth vibration free operation, and by simply changing the belt positions on the pulleys it offers 12 possible speed selections from 255 to 2750 RPM.
More information is available at General International.