|Item Weight||213 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||56 x 22 x 11 inches|
|Item model number||DP1550|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||90-Day satisfaction guarantee policy, Limited 3-year warranty, Lifetime Service Agreement|
Ridgid DP1550 Drill Press, 15-Inch
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I got the Ridgid press home and it assembled in minutes and it "squared up" perfectly right out of the box. The press worked better than the high-end Delta that I had used at a product demo.
It drilled a 9/16th inch hole in a 3/4 X 3/4 X 3 3/4 inch pen blank on its first try with NO bit "run out". This was a task that I had NEVER been able to accomplish with the old Delta or the New Delta I had planned to buy.
I continue to be impressed with the quality and accuracy of this inexpensive drill press. It has a home in my shop forever.
I'll assemble the drill press and try it tomorrow. If it's as good as all the reviews I have found on the internet, cool! If it sucks, I'll return it to the HD. So much easier than dealing with a return to amazon. This thing is big and heavy. HD accepts return no questions asked. Well they may ask but that's just a formality.
I opened the box and found the tool well packed in a styro box. Nothing was damaged.
The instruction manual was ok. You have to read the instructions a couple of times to understand what the heck it is trying to say.
I had only one assembly issue. The manual clearly states to use a straight edge to ensure the 2 sets of pullys are in line. Mine were not and that was expected. For the price, I don't expect the factory to spend time doing something the consumer should be able to handle.
But this is not the easiest thing to do given the fact that the rear pullys are directly connected to the heavy motor. So I loosened the 4 bolts holding the motor to the head. Don't over loosen them, just loose enough to move the motor up and down using a rubber mallet. So after 15 minutes of up, down, left, right, the pullys were in line. But the motor pully was not level. WTF? There was no adjustment to fix this issue.Read more ›
I ordered this press after seeing it in Home Depot for years, reading reviews about different presses, and my experience with other Ridgid gear (jointer, planer). This one consistently had good marks overall with extra features typically not found in the price range (e.g. onboard light, speeds down to 300 RPM, and the lifetime warranty).
The unit went together per the instructions, but there were a few issues. The rods that the motor rides on for adjusting the belt tension were frozen. I had to use a 20" or so crescent wrench on the adjustment lever to get enough leverage to free the rods and get them to move. Once I did get them to move I lubricated them with some molybdenum grease.
The motor was mounted too high and when I lowered it even at the bottom of the adjustment it's still a little too high. You should be able to lower the pulley on the motor shaft but the allen head screw that holds the pulleys to the shaft stripped out (I've got to get a replacement for it).
The shaft and the hole for the idler pulley had a lot of grease on them that had something in it which looked like orange cat litter.
There are often issues with tools like this these days and they can be overcome. But it seems like the quality of this unit is lower than my Ridgid jointer or planer, and less than the store models I remember. This unit was made in China. I am guessing that older units (maybe from 2005 or so) were made elsewhere and had better quality control.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What can I say, it really does a great job! now by no means am I holding this up to the standards of a Powermatic or other high end tools, but I will say that in its class you... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Zindel
This drill press is a total POS... within a year and a half I have had to buy a new chuck, $44.00, new spindle $16.00, and a new main tension spring. Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by fishy13
I was able to get this unit as a factory blemish for about half the price of "perfect". The assembly process was just what I expected based on the earlier reviews. Read morePublished on June 26, 2011 by DJA
I haven't used this as much as I would normally. Too many other things going on right now. That said, everything I have used this for has been spot on. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by D. Gale
Received this drill press a couple weeks ago, and have had the opportunity to assemble/use it. The not-so-sturdy rack strip presented a challenge during head unit assembly. Read morePublished on May 3, 2011 by Music Lover
I actually liked this drill press quite a bit, until. In a move I sold it, rather than haul it around. After arriving at new location I bought it again. Read morePublished on March 20, 2011 by Marshall D. Warren
I did a lot of looking before I purchased this product and no one offers a comparable drill press for less than about $550, including Harbor Freight. Read morePublished on December 25, 2010 by G&K
I just bought this drill press today from Home Depot, and thought I'd share my thoughts on it here on Amazon. Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by Wayne
Click the "Share and View Related Images Text" for pictures of my custom drill press table with dust collection. Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by pintodeluxe