Engineered for superior torque and productivity with a gear drive system and electronic variable speed (EVS) motor, the 20-inch Powermatic PM2820EVS drill press from JPW Industries Inc. (La Vergne, TN) features a removable center table, laser crosshairs for workpiece positioning, patented depth stop, and premium fence with adjustable stop. Typical applications include pre-drilling and drilling for assembly, spindle sanding, repetitive drilling, fixturing, and countersinking.
Powered by a 1-horsepower, single-phase, 8-amp EVS motor that’s prewired for 115 volts, the geared drive transfers torque more consistently and dependably than a belt drive at all speeds for use on steel, aluminum and plastics. Variable spindle speed ranges from 150 to 870 rpm (low) to 600 to 3,600 rpm (high), and is monitored on a front panel digital readout. The spindle has a 6-inch range of travel with a maximum distance to the table of 23 inches; distance to the base is 45 inches.
The 20 ½-inch-by-15 ¼-inch center table is easily removed from its supporting frame to provide better access for fixturing and drilling oversized workpieces or installing accessory tables. The cast iron table tilts from zero to 90 degrees.
High-visibility crosshair lasers pinpoint the tool point location for maximum accuracy. Two integrated LED work lights illuminate the table surface and reduce shadows for clear project viewing. A patented depth stop in the handle makes countersinking quick and easy. The extruded aluminum fence includes an adjustable stop.
Accessories include a clamp table and downdraft table, either of which can be quickly installed with four hex bolts to replace the removable center table.
The clamp table’s Microjig X-Pad dovetail clamp applies hold-down and in-line pressure as it tightens to keep the workpiece flat without additional clamps. The X-Pad can be turned 90 degrees to secure round and oblong stock with a single clamp.
The downdraft table is ideal for spindle sanding, collecting chips and keeping the tabletop clear. Constructed of heavy-duty steel, its hole pattern allows maximum airflow to pull dust and chips from the table surface to 4-inch dust port.
An optional tool shelf and magnetic strip are also available, both handy storage solutions that attach with existing bolts to the drill press head.
The CSA Group-certified press has a five-year warranty.
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