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  • Ryobi DP121L Drill Press

    I was at HD and noticed the Ryobi DP121L for $189 CD. Seems like a pretty nice machine. This is my first DP and I want to make sure its a decent machine for the $. Anyone have this one???

    http://www.ryobitools.com/powertools/tool/dp121l/

    Anyone have any suggestions??
    The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

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    Re: Ryobi DP121L Drill Press

    Originally posted by Zuki View Post
    I was at HD and noticed the Ryobi DP121L for $189 CD. Seems like a pretty nice machine. This is my first DP and I want to make sure its a decent machine for the $. Anyone have this one???

    http://www.ryobitools.com/powertools/tool/dp121l/

    Anyone have any suggestions??
    It is not a bad piece if you are not going to use it hard. We got my father one in Jan. But if you are going to use it hard I would look at something else. I am looking to replace my old craftsman with the Ridgid DP1550. I seen them at our HD for around $250

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      Re: Ryobi DP121L Drill Press

      The Ridgid floor model DP retails for $399 here in Newfoundland.
      The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

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        Re: Ryobi DP121L Drill Press

        The 5A motor may be a bit weak for anything over 1" or so especially with a minimum speed of 500 RPM. I would make sure you can return it if it does not do what you want. I had a unit a bit smaller than the one you are looking at and it was maddening to use. Forstner bits would stall and it would take ages to do anything. I went with a General 75-200 just to be sure I can do anything I dream up but that was also $425 (wood show sale)

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          Re: Ryobi DP121L Drill Press

          Ah . . . I see. Actually Canadian Tire has their 10" on sale this week for 1/2 price . . . $75. I must take a look at the motor size on that as well. As Im going to using Forstner bits I will take a closer look at motor size.

          I was a little concerned with the 500rpm low end speed as others were around the 250 range.

          tks
          The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

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          • #6
            Re: Ryobi DP121L Drill Press

            Here in the USA Home Depot shows the model DP120 a 12 speed model with 280 RPM as the lowest speed. Online price is $135.20 US. I'm not sure what models you'll find in Canada. Do take a look around at all of them you can. JET makes many models and you may find some specials. DELTA does pretty well on their higher up models, but I would pass on their home owner line. Do you want a benchtop model or a floor standing model? What would be the tuffest work you need it to do for you?

            Something to think about is that if you need to drill through 4 by lumber you'll want 3-1/2" or more quill travel.

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            • #7
              Re: Ryobi DP121L Drill Press

              I think it's a decent press, however when they changed the minimum speed to 500 RPM over the previous model I looked elsewhere. The Ridgid floor press or the Craftsman 15" would be a better choice. I have the craftsman and love it.

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