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I've looking at possibly getting a drill press and after hunting around locally with no success I started looking into the Porter Cable floor stand model at Lowes. Any one have any experience with this one? Its about the same price as a decent bench top but I'm thinking I would rather have a floor stand instead since it will be more out of the way than having to move a bech top press out of the way and back to the bench when i want to use it.

 

http://www.lowes.com/pd_78742-46069-PCB660DP_0__?productId=3162489

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I have not used that one myself but ive always been kind of a PC fan.  I have alot of experience with JET, and Delta floor standing drill presses and a few others.  Powermatic,and baileigh make some awesome ones too but they are mucho pricey.

 

For woodworking and such that PC one should be fine. I prefer floor standing models myself.  You should checkout industrial suppliers too.  I cant even get that PC one locally it seems. A Rikon is only a little bit more than the PC.

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Regarding the Porter Cable PCB660DP-I've had this drill press for approximately 7 years. It has served me well. Not a bad press for the money. You could buy better ones but you will pay dearly.

  I just found this forum today while I was searching for a fix for my drill  press. I wanted to adjust the tension on the pulley as the bit was slipping. The lever was hard to shift. So I used a pipe as a cheater bar. Something broke inside. So as all guys do, I then read the manual. I discovered that I forgot to loosen the locking screws. 

  I disassembled the drill press head. I found the broken piece. It's called a "Motor Bar Shifter Assembly" Its cast iron. The part is listed for under $5.00. But I have no way of determining how the part is mounted on the Handle shifter. Has anybody here had this problem before. If so can you help me out.

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The last post regarding Porter Cable PCB660DP- I welded the "Motor Bar Shift Assembly" back together and with the head of the Drill Press removed from the post and laid upside down I was able to get access to the inside. With a couple of tries I was able to re-assemble the repaired part. Replaced the head back onto the post. Now the drill press is back in working order. Next time I'll read the manual first.

 

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