|Item Weight||112 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||24 x 13 x 39 inches|
|Item model number||30-120|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||5 Year Warranty|
RIKON 30-120 13-Inch Drill Press
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30-120 Features: -Bench drill press. -Rack and pinion table height. -Clutch depth stop. -Set your drill depth easily and accurately. Generic Specifications: -Powerful 0.5 hp motor. Generic Dimensions: -39" H x 13" W x 24" D, 121 lbs. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -39 Inches. Overall Width - Side to Side: -13 Inches. Overall Depth - Front to Back: -24 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -121 Pounds.
Featuring the exceptional durability of solid steel and cast iron construction, the RIKON 30-120 13-Inch Drill Press offers the convenience of 16 spindle speeds and large cast iron handle for easy operation. Powerful and easy to use, the 30-120 has a 13-inch swing, and it is ideal for both the hobbyist and professional user.
13-inch drill press has 16 spindle speeds and is made of solid steel and cast iron.
Replace bits and jigs fast with the easy-to-locate key and key-holder.
Powerful 1/2-Horsepower Motor
Powerful, smooth, and efficient, the 30-120 owes its robust performance to a 1/2-horsepower motor that provides plenty of torque for whatever material you're drilling. 16 spindle speeds from 200 to 3,630 RPM lend versatility. A clutch depth stop lets you set the drill depth, making the 30-120 particularly helpful for projects requiring repeated drilling.
Cast Iron and Solid Steel Construction
Boasting rugged cast iron and solid steel construction for vibration-free operation, this drill press is built to last. Complete with a cast iron head, tilting table, and base, as well as comfortable solid cast iron handles that will not bend or loosen after repeated use, the 30-120 provides reliable performance job after job, making it an ideal addition to a variety of job sites and shops.
Easy-Adjust Table Height, Table Tilt, and Convenient Slot Design
Designed to be exceptionally easy to use, the 30-120 is packed with helpful features. The table height conveniently adjusts with rack and pinion gears, which means you can make quick adjustments with the simple turn of a handle.
It also features a convenient slot design, which makes for fast, easy mounting of jigs, vises, and fixtures. For added convenience and to accommodate different material sizes, the 11-3/16-inch table also tilts 45 degrees right or left and rotates a full 360 degrees.
Dimensions and Warranty Information
The 30-120 has a height of 39 inches, depth of 24 inches, and weighs 121 pounds. It is backed by a two-year warranty.
What's in the Box
RIKON 30-120 13-Inch Drill Press with drill press head, arm, table support, table, column assembly, base, two loose hardware bags, chuck, owner's manual, and cast iron handle.
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The only thing Negative I can say is they need to pack it better for shipping.
The drill is enormous for a benchtop. It stands about 40" high and weighs about 120lbs. The head unit, table and base are all solid cast iron. Everything else is steel except for the power switch, drive belts and the cord. It's a solid unit.
Assembly is fairly straightforward. I had no issues save for placing the head unit on top of the main shaft. It's fairly heavy and I was able to do it, but a second set of hands would be helpful. The drive belts were set to the lowest speed from the factory so I adjusted those up a bit. They are not too difficult to change, and there is a handy speed chart inside the top cover.
It comes without any fancy gimmickry such as a worklight or a laser sight. A work light would be nice, but drill lasers need to be adjusted any time you move the table up or down so I'm not regretting it not being there.
The unit runs very quietly. The runout is acceptable to me. I have not, and do not know how to measure it. If it gets too bad, I will re-seat the chuck onto the spindle.
The table is round and small, but I don't care too much about it as I have already built a work surface with a sliding fence and attached it to the iron table.
Now for the bad. The cast iron feed handle that comes standard on the unit is asinine. It is super strong and solid and everything, but the belt tension lever is right behind the hand wheel, and due to the short straight handles, you WILL bash your fingers on the tension lever. I have read many complaints in reviews all over the interwebs. I took action. In reviewing the parts list for my drill, I noticed the 30-140 has a more "standard" feed handle. 3 long spokes with rounds knobs at the end, angled away from the head unit. I emailed Rikon and asked if the 30-140 parts could be used on the 30-120. The next day I had my answer. Yes, and it has been done. I called and the tech was very friendly and helpful. He secured my order and shipped out my parts that day for around $40. I received them a week or so later and installed them with no issues in about 5 minutes.
As for the worklight, Tormach makes an LED "Pro Ring light" that secures to the quill and is supposedly very good. I will probably give it a try.
All in all, I am very happy with the drill. I have been using it for a couple weeks now and it has given me a lot more ability in my shop. Thank you Rikon for making such a nice, solid, quality drill.
One other thing I've noticed is the size of the unit. This is not a full-size floor model and it's not your average-size benchtop DP, but rather somewhere in-between. It needs an unusually low mounting surface to get it to the ideal working height for an average-height guy. I initially cut part of my bench down 8in. to put it at what I thought was the right height, and then had to cut it down even more when I found that the DP headstock was still too high for comfort.
Update: Having used it for 6 months now, I'll add, as some others have done, that the cast handwheel on the unit looks pretty cool in pictures but is a total knucklebuster when in use. It's not long enough to give any sort of decent leverage, and because of it's short length also puts it into close proximity with some other controls which, if you have large hands as I do, scrape your knuckles as you turn it. Downgrading the unit to 4 stars for this reason.
The reason, as a previous rater mentioned (and I want to reiterate because it's a serious flaw), the handle wheel is a total knuckle buster. I've been using it for a couple weeks now, and I can't count how many times I've painfully pinched my fingers between the belt tensioner and the hand wheel. I'm planning on having a new hand wheel manufactured (not a cheap thing) because it's just to painful to use. Not sure what Rikon was thinking with that one. Unless you have really small hands, it may be a good idea to avoid this press.
-- Edit --
I've reset the chuck and it's mostly dead on now. I've removed that section from my review because it fixable with tools Rikon provides with the drill press.
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