Woodworkers looking for a well-constructed easy-to-use woodworking table with extra wide cast iron base and heavy gauge tubular steel column will appreciate the features and user-friendly handles and controls of the Ridgid DP1550. The features of this drill press are what make this a hard to keep in stock item. The features include a high visibility bevel and depth scales with indicator, a large capacity throat depth, which gives the user to drill to the center of a 15” work piece. The input is 1/2HP TEFC inductions with 12 speeds. The chuck size is 5/8” and overall height is 65-1/2” with a Tool weight of 158.4lb. This product comes with a chuck key, hex keys, and a wrench. Perfect for the professional woodworker or the hobbyist.
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Ridgid DP1550 Drill Press Features and Specifications
- 1/2 HP Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled Motor
- User-friendly handles and controls
- Easy-to-use woodworking table
- Poly-V belt drive – limits vibration and improves power transfer
- Heavy duty construction
Ridgid DP1550 Drill Press Review
There are many positive features worth mentioning especially the onboard light, and the fact that speeds can get down to 300 RPM. Excellent performance for the price range this unit is in especially for someone buying a first drill press. The fit and finish on this drill press is very good and the table to the chuck is level without needing to be adjusted upon purchase.
The purchase would satisfy the average woodworker if the instructions for chuck installation were a little clearer and there were more instructions on operating the unit. This drill press has excellent accuracy and quality especially when considering that it is an inexpensive drill press. It is extremely quick to set-up and can have you operating it in no time. Gives the user precision capability right out of the container.
One big problem that may be similar with other drill press units is that the instructions are difficult to understand. This can be frustrating if you are in a hurry to use your new tool. There is also a small amount of play at the bit but all in all the Ridgid DP1550 is a well-made drill press with satisfactory performance.