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Model 1792800B

Powermatic - 18" Drill Press, Model PM2800B



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The PM2800B with 5/8" Keyed Chuck 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.


• 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

• Laser guides provide an accurate indication for tool point

• 5/8" Keyed Chuck

• Reversible handles can be mounted on either side of the machine for more comfortable working of the quill

• Two independent LED worklights eliminates shadows

• Work table can be rotated to a full 90 degree position

• Replaceable square table insert with leveling screws make it flush with the top of the table

• Oversize cast iron base for added stability

• Safety key prevents accidental starting

Motor: 1HP, 1Ph, 115/230V, Prewired 115V, 15/7.5 Amps
Base Size: 13-3/8” x 20”
Chuck Distance to Base: 43-13/32”
Chuck Distance to Table: 24-1/2”
Chuck Size: 5/8”
Column Diameter: 3-1/8”
Drilling Capacity: 5/8”
Fence Size (L x H): 19-13/16” x 2-11/16”
Number of Spindle Speeds : Variable
Spindle Distance to Base: 46-1/4”
Spindle Distance to Table (Max.): 27-3/8”
Spindle Speed Range (RPM) : 250-3000
Spindle Taper : MT-2/JT-3
Spindle Travel: 6”
Swing: 18”
Table Size (L x W): 20” x 14”
Table Tilt (Deg.) : 0 to 90
Net Weight: 266 lbs

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Return Information

All returns must be pre-approved. Any non-warranty returns must be unused and in original packaging. A 25% restock fee will apply. Customer pays return freight. Please call our Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-535-4482 with any return questions.

Warranty Information

Because this item is purchased and shipped directly from the manufacturer, their warranty supersedes any offered by Woodcraft. Click here for Powermatic Warranty

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    Very Very heavy

    Part of the instructions do not tell you to remove column ring, then slide table over column and replace ring which take about three people.Also that the drill press head can not be lifted to fit over the column, it must be put on by laying the column on its side and placed in hole after set srews are unlossened, and three or four people to lift it, very very heavy.

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