I saw this in today's Aldi catalogue.
Would this be a 'brushed' motor - therefore loud like a corded drill?
Too small for an induction motor?
And I can't figure out the vice?
Anyone have one?
Thanks Jason. 👍
No - I'm not interested in purchasing this drill press.
I remember discussing something like this which was available at Bunnings with Mitchell - but I'm sure it had an induction motor (quieter) with digitally controlled variable speed.
There was also a Bosch product - very similar looking, but no longer available at Bunnings?
By all means Jason - delete this thread if it is inappropriate.
All good @Noyade. We don't restrict what our members talk about here on Bunnings Workshop, but we obviously can't assist you if you have questions about products that Bunnings doesn't sell. Again, they are better directed at our competitors.
Let us know what you would be looking for in a drill press and we'll be happy to recommend something from the Bunnings range.
The Bosch Digital Drill Press is still available but will have to be specially ordered. The other digital drill press available at the store is the Full Boar 750W Digital Bench Mounted Drill Press. If you ever decide to get one please let me know. I'll be more than happy to assist you.
Thanks Jason and Eric.
Yes! That's the drill press (Full Boar) Mitchell and I were trying to figure out how it was variable speed yet belt driven? Or is it geared?
So Eric, do you know if the Bosch is loud like a brushed electric drill? Would it just be like mounting a corded/brushed electric drill in those generic presses like many of us use to do years ago?
I'll have to look into it and get back to you. Being a Full Boar product I suspect it would be robust in construction as it is made for the trades. As soon as I get more information, I'll post it here.
I've sent off an inquiry to the Bosch Technical team and they said they would get back to me with the decibel rating of the motor. As for the Full Boar drill press the speed is controlled electronically inside the machine without having to change the belt. Since the Full Boar drill press uses an induction motor it has a very low decibel rating. As soon as I get the information on the Bosch noise level I'll let you know.
Thanks for that Eric.
Very interesting! 👍
With the Wild Boar having only one belt and no gearing my brain says the torque at low speeds must be poor - but clearly that can't be the case.