Powermatic - PM2820EVS Drill Press
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Gear up for ultimate performance with the Powermatic PM2820EVS Drill Press. Gear driven power transfers torque consistently and efficiently for any project a wide range of materials. The electronic...
Item 828557Model 30-140
- Gear driven power transfers torque consistently and efficiently for a wide range of materials including wood, metal, plastic, acrylic and more
- Highly visible digital readout gives users control
- Standing on an oversized cast base for outstanding stability for the 20 inch swing.
- Handles can be reversed for left or right sided operation
- Large cast table adjusts to a range of positions and tilts to a full 90° position
- Versatile table allows insert to be removed for better access to oversized pieces
- Motor: 1HP 1PH 120V EVS
- Chuck Size: 5/8”
- Chuck Distance to Table: 19-1/4”
- Chuck Distance to Base: 41-1/4”
- Swing: 20”
- Spindle Speeds: Low (150-870 RPM); High (600-3600 RPM)
- Spindle Distance to Base: 45”
- Maximum Spindle Distance to Table: 23”
- Spindle Taper: MT2
- Spindle Travel: 6”
- Column Diameter: 3-3/8”
- Table Size: 20-1/2” x 15-1/2”
- Table Tilt: 90° Left and Right
- Fence Size: 19-3/4” x 2-5/8”
- Base Size: 22-3/4” x 16-3/8” x 2-3/4”
- Machine Weight: 336.6 lbs.
- Shipping Weight: 412.6 lbs.
Shipping / Billing Information
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Table will not lock at 0, wobbles
It is a solid tool and mostly really well built. The speed adjustment is excellent. It has plenty of power. The setup was straightforward. My only complaint - which I think is fairly significant - is that the table will not lock in the 0-degree position tightly. At the 0-degree position, there is a hole for the locking mechanism to fit into to ensure that it is exactly at 0 degrees. This is a fine idea, except they didn't make the pin the precise size. As a result, the tabletop wobbles about 1 degree no matter what I do. I went back to Woodcraft to see their unit and it does the exact same thing. I find this to be extremely disappointing in a $2000 tool. I called Powermatic customer support snd was told this was withing design specs.
I bought this at Woodcraft a few months ago. It is a solid tool and mostly really well built. The speed adjustment is excellent. It has plenty of power. The setup was straightforward. My only complaint - which I think is fairly significant - is that the table will not lock in the 0-degree position tightly. At the 0-degree position, there is a hole for the locking mechanism to fit into to ensure that it is exactly at 0 degrees. This is a fine idea, except they didn't make the pin the precise size. As a result, the tabletop wobbles about 1 degree no matter what I do. I went back to Woodcraft to see their unit and it does the exact same thing. I find this to be extremely disappointing in a $2000 tool. I emailed Powermatic support but after 2 weeks have not heard a response.
Exellent machine with a number of inovative features, especially the depth stop/
I’ve had the Powermatic 2820EVS for a couple of months. It replaced my old Powermatic 1200 drill press which was a 600-pound beauty. One can’t even compare any of the current drill presses to it, be it any of the Taiwanese-tin manufacturers, Nova, Jet, Powermatic, Grizzly, etc. to the Powermatic 1200. It was made in the day when they were in doubt they just added more cast iron and Baldor motors were de rigueur. I purchased the 2820EVS because I needed the 20” capacity. I do large work where it is common to bore large 3” to 4” diameter holes using Forstner bits. That was my first and most critical test for the machine and it passed with flying colors. There is no comparison between the 2800 model when it first came out that had belt slippage, a keyless chuck, and digital speed adjustment that had a mind of its own. They did address all the issues with the Model 2800B. The design of the 2820 EVS table is nice in that the middle section comes out and you can put in one of their accessories or make your own top, which I did because I needed a much larger table. It has both a low gear (150-870 RPM) and a high gear (600-3600 RPM). To change from the low to high and vice a versa, you simply turn the lever on the left side of the head. I read a review where one person returned the machine because he found it difficult to switch gears. Powermatic did leave out a very important bit of information in the manual about switching gears. As you are switching the gear lever, simply turn the spindle slowly about a quarter of a turn at the same time and it easily engages the gearing.Then dial the speed in that you want. I think they did this so there is no chance of slippage. The lasers are very easy to adjust and there is a laser adjustment on each side of the spindle head. The reason for this is that you can put the spindle handles on either the left or right side and you use the laser adjustment on the side without the handles. It’s a nice touch by Powermatic. The work light is very bright, and I don’t need any additional lightning like the iGaging Zoom LED light. The most impressive feature for me is their ingenious depth-stop adjustment. It’s elegant and very simple to dial in your boring depth. There’s two ways to do this, but I wouldn’t get into it here for it is well covered in the manual. They did an amazing job of designing the packaging for the machine. It deserves an Industrial Design award. You do need at least two people to put the head on the column. We have a mobile gantry so it wasn’t an issue.to put JPW, the parent company of Powermatic, Jet, Wilton, Baileigh Industrial and others does listen to their customers. I also purchased the Powermatic Powermatic OES9138 230V Edge sander at the same time. The old reviews on Amazon were frightening. I called the JPW rep and discussed all the issues and he reminded me that I can return if it doesn’t meet my expectations and that they addressed every one of the negative points. They did and I’m happy I bought the machine. The Nova was never in the running. It’s physically such a diminutive machine, it’s hard to take it seriously.