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Black Bull™ Drill Press with Laser Guide & Work Light, 16 Speed

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Drill Press | Brand : Black Bull™ | Stand Type : Floor | Motor Type : Electric | Motor HorsePower : 1/2 HP | Voltage : 120 V / 60 Hz | Overall Height : 55 in. | Number of Speeds : 16 | Minimum RPM : 210 | Maximum RPM : 3,840 More

The Black Bull™ Drill Press with Laser Guide & Work Light features a laser-centering device for an exact center every time.
  • Laser guide makes centering easy & work light illuminates work surface
  • 12 in. diameter dry round worktable adjusts in height & tilts 90 degrees, +/- 45 degrees left/ right
  • Rack & pinion table raises and lowers easily
  • Cast iron table, base and drill body
  • Enclosed fan cooled motor
  • Belt drive speed adjustment
  • 5/8 in. chuck capacity
  • Rated voltage: 120V/ 60Hz
  • Max speed: 3,840 RPM
  • Motor: 1/2 HP
  • Rated current 4.8 A / 550 W
  • 2 AA batteries required to operate the laser guide
  • Batteries are not included
  • 90 day limited warranty
Black Bull™ Drill Press with Laser Guide & Work Light, 16 Speed is rated 3.92 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drillin it home. I bought one of these drills about 3 months ago. I read the reviews here and on other sites so I knew what I was getting, but better then that I knew how to put it together. I got it home, did a quick inventory, it was all there, reviewed the assembly directions and proceeded to put it together. It took all of a half an hour and I was ready to plug it in. Yes the tolerance of the run out is not the best, but this is the lowest priced "full size" drill press available and it does what I need it to do, that is to drill holes into steel for my projects and repairs. To address a couple of concerns I have read here, I used a Paint Pen and wrote the belt information inside the top cover, that way if TS doesn't supply the parts, I can buy them at the local auto shop. All of the major parts of this drill can be found, they used common parts in the build of this tool. The lasers for the "X" pattern were set up perfectly on mine and have not loosened up yet. Though it would be nice to have a AC/DC Power supply instead of batteries for power. I have an extra cell phone charger that I am going to adapt to eliminate the laser batteries. I can see the concerns if this tool is shipped in the standard packing that mine came in, It would not make it during a UPS busy season, All in All I am very happy with this drill press for the money I spent.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A few issues, but it works. I haven't used it much yet, so this review is mainly first impressions. Assembly was easy, except the manual left out one important step in attaching the chuck. There is a piece you have to install between the spindle and the chuck, and that is not clear in the instructions. The good: The press runs fine and is pretty quiet. The range of speeds is very good. The depth stop works as advertised. The laser was aimed perfectly, right out of the box. The swing is sufficient for most jobs (about 12"). The bad: The included drive belts are too short. You're supposed to move the motor closer to the pulleys to make installing, removing, or adjusting the belts easy. Then you move the motor away to put proper tension on the belts. But even at the closest position, the belts are tight. I just barely got them on. Adjusting the speed is going to be more difficult than it should be. The laser uses batteries, which is silly for something that plugs into the wall. Now I have to worry about the batteries corroding if they get too old. The warranty is only 90 days. That is insulting and basically useless. If I had known the warranty was so short before purchase, I would have probably been scared away from buying it. Conclusion: This drill does what it's supposed to do -- it punches straight holes in things. And I can't find another drill press of this size with these features for anywhere near this price, especially since I got it on sale for Black Friday. If you can look past the annoyances, it should provide adequate service for the home shop without having to spend too much money. Overall, I am fairly satisfied.
Date published: 2010-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product for the money. Bad instructions. This looks to be a sturdy drill press for the money. Most of the assembly was easy. I recommend, if you don't have help, get a step stool so you don't have to lift the head so high to mount it on the column. I wrote a review earlier and gave it 2 stars because I thought that the arbor did not fit the chuck. I was wrong. The instructions say "Place the chuck over the end of the arbor and pull the spindle down using the feed handles, pressing the chuck jaws hard against the piece of scrap wood until the chuck is securely in place". What they DON'T say is that the arbor is not already in the head. It's in a separate bag which I didn't notice. So, I was trying to press the chuck onto what is called the spindle shaft thinking that was the arbor. It didn't fit (duh) and I wasted a bunch of time and wrote a bad review. Sorry. Write better instructions and maybe that won't happen. Maybe try, "Insert the arbor into the spindle shaft (already in the head) then position the chuck onto the arbor. Pull the spindle down...". My unit included allen wrenches to fit the set screws in the head but did not include one for the set screw at the base of the column, which is a larger size. The table doesn't turn smoothly around the column. The rack (gear track) binds at the top I think. Not a big deal. I'll take a look when I get more time to see if I can make it smoother. I noticed one reviewer had trouble installing the belts. The trick is to position the front belt, which will be loose, then put the rear belt over the motor pulley. Pull it as far as you can onto one side of the idler pulley and hold it in place as your turn the idler pulley. It just takes a little brute force. Be careful not to pinch your skin between the belt at the pulley as you turn it.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great drill for the money The drill press is a great buy for the money. It is easy to put together even without the directions. It has plenty of power and is well built. You can't go wrong for the money.
Date published: 2012-12-11
  • Laser Guide - Yes
  • Maximum Drill Chuck Size - 5/8 in.
  • Maximum RPM - 3840
  • Minimum RPM - 210
  • Motor HorsePower - 1/2 HP
  • Motor Type - Electric
  • Number of Speeds - 16
  • Overall Height - 55 in.
  • Product Height - 55 in.
  • Product Length - 19 in.
  • Product Weight - 119 lb.
  • Product Width - 9-1/2 in.
  • Stand Type - Floor
  • Table Material - Cast Iron
  • Voltage - 120 V / 60 Hz
  • Warranty - 90-Day Limited
  • Brand - Black Bull™
  • Manufacturer Part Number - DP16UL