Anyone Have a Steel City 17" Drill Press? (Model 20520)

...Looking for some detailed measurements based on a PDF I can send you.
This is a 6" stroke drill press generally sold into the woodworking industry but sometimes seen in metalworking shops, this the CC to that group.
Will, as always pay a small fee for the simple info.
Regards, Joe Agro, Jr. (800) 871-5022 01.908.542.0244 Automatic / Pneumatic Drills:
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Forgot to mention that the model number is the 20520.
I can shoot a PDF manual for this particular drill press to anyone who wants
it as well..
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On Mon 04 Jan 2010 02:17:04p, "Joe AutoDrill" wrote in news:b1s0n.14176$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe08.iad:
I've got the 20520 model. I like it. What would you like to know?
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Dan
Do you like it? ;-)
I'm also looking at drill presses (have to finish the "shop" first). The 20525 was more interesting to me but I've looked at the 20520 (I think they're the same other than the 20525 is variable speed) at Woodcraft. Right now the PowerMatic is my first choice with the SC or Griz somewhat behind.
A few things I noticed: The castings looked a little "rough", but that's just looks. They also talk about it the casting being split, so adjustable. IME, things that are adjustable always need it. I *do* like the 6" travel, though.
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krw
I've seen some Steel City stuff at a few of the woodworking shows. Because the company was started by some ex-Delta employees (at least that's what I've heard) and I'm a fan of Delta equipment, I was anxious to check out their merchandise, but I gotta tell you I was more than a bit underwhelmed. I expected the general fit and finish to be *better* than Delta, not worse. Other than cursory inspections at woodworking shows and local dealers, my only real experience with their machines is my buddy's model 25200 bench mortiser (which is sitting in my shop right now), and I would *not* recommend it.
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Steve Turner
That's good information. I guess the PowerMatic PM2800 stays on top of the wish list. Thanks.
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Do you have a caliper or micrometer handy? If so, can you take some measurements from the machine if I send you a PDF showing you what I'm looking for?
Regards, Joe Agro, Jr. (800) 871-5022 01.908.542.0244 Automatic / Pneumatic Drills:
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