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Powermatic PM2800B 1792800B Drill Press


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  • Mechanical variable speed allows for full range of speed with no belt changes
  • 6" of quill travel with one revolution of the handle
  • Fence system adjustable for a perfect 90 degree relationship to the table, for rapid alignment of stock
  • Adjustable material stop makes repetitive actions accurate and quick
  • A digital RPM readout allows user to optimize the spindle speed to the application
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Product Description

The PM2800B brings simplicity to your shop. An ease of use that is truly unique. A level of mechanical elegance that you'll only find in a Powermatic. As with every product Powermatic builds, the PM2800B pushes the limits of design, innovation, and durability.

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Technical Details
Part Number 1792800B
Item Weight266 pounds
Product Dimensions58 x 26 x 15 inches
Item model numberPM2800B
Voltage115 volts
Horsepower1
Item Package Quantity1
Number of Handles3
Batteries Required?No
Warranty Description5 year warranty
  
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ASINB00EONQF1M
Best Sellers Rank #154,853 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight266 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 11, 2013
  
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115 Volts

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This was an easy assemble.
Rattboy
Both the laser cross hairs and the bright work light make visualizing and drilling at a specific point a breeze.
Neil J. Stalker MD
This was a good thing as it got the service tech to come to our shop to make repairs.
Mr B

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Dave K. on November 7, 2013
I bought this DP primarily for woodworking, with the occasional metal working project. In wood, it has power to spare, and in metal the RPM range is great. Changing speeds is as simple as spinning a wheel, very easy and reliable.

The only real problem with this DP is that the table doesn't have slots to bolt down a drill press vise. I don't do enough metal work for this to matter, but if I end up needing it, I'll buy a second table.

Finally, a note of caution: Learn how to properly setup a drill press before wading in. The manual is a little too brief on how important it is to clean the arbor and mating surfaces, and there are no details on removing the chuck if you mess up. This is where a larger taper (3MT) would have been nice. It's too bad *all* woodworking drill presses use a 2MT or smaller taper.

Why does this matter? Well, it's easy to install the arbor into the chuck (JT3) a bit crooked. I had runouts of 0.01" at first, which was coming entirely from the chuck-arbor interface. With a 2MT-JT3 arbor, there's no bearing surface for the chuck removal wedges. To remove the chuck, you have to drill a cross hole through the arbor, insert a pin, and wedge against that. I didn't learn about that trick until *after* I had already mangled the chuck trying to disassemble it, so I had to replace both arbor and chuck.

With a new arbor and chuck in hand, I did what I should have from the beginning - Deburred and cleaned both ends of all tapers with acetone, inserted the arbor into the chuck with a twisting motion and one tap on the benchtop. Then into the DP's taper, and a press onto wood. With this process, I had runout at 0.005". Then, with a 1/2" drill rod chucked, I tapped the "high spots" down until I had a 0.002" runout 6" from the chuck.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Neil J. Stalker MD on January 17, 2014
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In the market for a new press as my Rigid developed some problems I didn't want to address. Came down to a choice between Delta and Powermatic. After I ordered the Powermatic, I ran across a couple seriously negative reviews about this machine and fretted that I had made the wrong choice. It arrived quickly and was quite heavy, required three of us to get it out of my truck. I attempted initially to assemble it myself. Bad choice. You need at least one strong assistant as the head requires lifting to set it onto the post. The rest goes together easily although I would recommend waiting until later do have a couple beers. The large table is nice and the fence excellent. Both the laser cross hairs and the bright work light make visualizing and drilling at a specific point a breeze. The speed adjustment is so much easier than changing belts that I actually do change speeds. The keyless chuck is also a nice feature but the way it moves makes inserting small drill bits a challenge as they do not always go in exactly straight. Overall, an excellent machine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr B on August 24, 2014
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Purchased this drill press July 2013. Problems started right away. I was drilling cribbage boards usually driling for a couple hours at a time. It would run very hot due the friction of the belts and pulleys.One of the belts would start vibrating after a few minutes causing a massive vibration through the whole machine. The second problem was the power switch burned out and the machine would not power on. A phone call to Powermatic was not very helpful. They told me that the drill press should not be run for hours at a time and suggested short drilling runs.They advised calling our local authorized service repairman. This was a good thing as it got the service tech to come to our shop to make repairs. The repairman came and polished the pulleys sprayed them with dry lube replaced the switch and replaced the vibrating belt. It ran better but the dry lube would make the belts slip when I tried to drill a larger hole. So at this point I had a drill press that could not run for more then 15 minutes at a time and would bog down drilling a hole.
The service tech came by the shop the other day (13 months later) with a replacement drill press from Powermatic. It is the same model but now the pulleys have been chromed to reduce friction. Started it up and it runs great have used it for about 5 hours and it is working properly.
Thank you Powermatic for the replacement.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Sotanski on March 12, 2014
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Just received it this morning and was delivered right on time. I have had such good luck with amazon . It toke aboUt 30 minutes to put together it was a breeze. Turned it on , adjusted the laser and we started cutting wood plugs. I did not check the runout but this machine has a lot of great features. I have ordered tons of things from amazon and not even once was an item late or wrong.great company
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WOOD magazine on August 15, 2014
We really like a variable-speed drill press because we're more likely to actually change speeds to match bits. This PM2800B has a smooth-turning handwheel to change the spindle speed, ranging from 250 to 3,000 rpm, and the digital readout lets you know the exact speed. Each turn of the handwheel adjusts the speed 20 rpm, so it can take a while for large adjustments. The powerful 1-hp motor generates more than enough spindle torque to bore 3" holes in white oak with a Forstner bit without stalling.

You get 6" of up-and-down travel in one rotation of the quill-feed handle, which can be positioned on either side of the machine. (Lefties will appreciate that.)
The 14×20" table provides ample workpiece support, holds solidly without flexing, and comes with easy-to-clamp-to edges and parallel T-slots for securing the fence (included) and hold-downs (not included). Although the table tilts 90° to each side, there are no positive stops and the scale proved unreliable. Plus, you need a hex wrench to loosen the table bolt, and it’s not included.

Twin LED lights in front and back of the chuck light up the work area well, and crosshair lasers make pinpoint accuracy possible. The keyless chuck works nicely with small bits, but high-torque drilling had a tendency to lock large bits in the jaws. We had to use adjustable pliers to loosen the chuck’s jaws to free the bits.
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