Originally Posted by 71gtx
What kind of work do you do? I am going to be drilling through some heavy guage steel. I noticed it had 3/4HP and a lot of steel drill presses through jet were at least 1.5HP. I wonder if that 's the reason.
The 1.5 HP is a production machine as far as I know..I have drilled 3/4 holes in 2" bar stock with mine as well as ran some 3 1/2 hole saws thru 3/16 metal..just be careful to use sharp tools lots of cutting oil and light feed pressure and let the tool do the cutting..Works for me..