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New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« on: October 18, 2016, 04:39 PM »
Now sure if you guys have seen this new NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press from Teknatool, but it's got some pretty cool features.

The world's first smart Drill Press combines the best features of Drill presses with state of the art technology to make your project work more efficient, fun and safer. The NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press is the most versatile Drill Press on the market, easily able to handle Wood, Metal, Plastics and Glass. It combines the proven technology with some great new features with intelligent ADAPTIVE CONTROL software that works for you to produce optimum conditions for your specific projects. The most innovative advancement since motors were first added to Drill Presses almost a century ago!

We're taking orders now for early November shipment.

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 06:06 PM »
Does the suggested speed menu offer any options for metal or other materials other than wood?

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 06:48 PM »
Does the suggested speed menu offer any options for metal or other materials other than wood?

@Carquest, yup, check out these videos. Pretty cool actually. You can configure preset speeds to your liking as well.

Also, you can check out the manual online.





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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 08:13 PM »
Shane- is T. Nut hoping to be carrying those ?

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 08:23 PM »
Shane- is T. Nut hoping to be carrying those ?

@antss - Yes, we are offering them for pre-order right now.
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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 08:54 PM »
@Shane Holland

Shane. Have you seen one in person?  It always appears to be very short for a floor drill press.  I know you could build a base to raise.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 10:13 PM »
Shane- is T. Nut hoping to be carrying those ?

@antss - Yes, we are offering them for pre-order right now.


Hmmm,  maybe I should call right now before the manuf. asks you to stop taking pre orders ?   [wink] [wink]

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2016, 12:06 AM »
Shane. Have you seen one in person?  It always appears to be very short for a floor drill press.  I know you could build a base to raise.

@Wooden Skye, I have not seen it in person. It's not been released yet to the general public. Let me see if I can get some information on the height of the machine and height range of the table. I'll let you know those specs when I get them.
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2016, 07:40 AM »
Please do, the machine appears to be fairly short, which would make it a little cumbersome to use unless it was put on a riser. Otherwise, I think this drill press may be exactly what I am looking for. Thanks

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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2016, 07:59 AM »
@Carquest here's a link to their site.

http://www.teknatool.com/products/WoodShop/Drill%20Press/NOVA_Drill_Press.htm

The specs say the distance from the quill to the base is about 41 inches. Like you said seems short.

But they say on the website that the production models should be taller but don't say whether the listed specs are the production or the pre-production model.

I'd also be interested in what the specs are for runout.

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2016, 08:05 AM »
Thank you, should of thought to google it lol.

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2016, 09:19 AM »
the range of drill speeds is very impressive from one motor, excellent for multi material use


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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2016, 10:57 AM »
The only dimension that I could get from Teknatool is that it's 68" tall. They said they would be able to provide more measurements once they have production units around the 1st.

Edited for new information, below.

Overall height = 70-5/8" (whew)
Spindle to base = 48
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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2016, 11:07 AM »
The only dimension that I could get from Teknatool is that it's 68" tall. They said they would be able to provide more measurements once they have production units around the 1st.
Having a drill press available on the market that has no belts to change will be something worth having.  Their motor system on the lathe is great.

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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2016, 11:49 AM »
They have plenty of experience designing lathes but this is their first drill press.
Even a novice would realize that this thing is too short for a floor model
and too tall for a bench model.

And if all they need to do is avoid cutting the column too short?

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2016, 02:48 PM »
The only dimension that I could get from Teknatool is that it's 68" tall. They said they would be able to provide more measurements once they have production units around the 1st.

@Shane Holland

Thank you for getting this info.
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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2016, 05:06 PM »
All, news flash, I just got some new information regarding the specs/dimensions!  [big grin]

Overall height = 70-5/8" (whew)
Spindle to base = 48"

So, it's more along the height one would expect.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2016, 05:11 PM »
So, the prototypes were sized / manuf. for the vertically challenged ?

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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2016, 08:53 PM »
It will be interesting to learn what the spec for runout is--it appears there's some wobble in the videos but that may be an optical illusion.

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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2016, 10:25 PM »
This looks like a great drill press, I didn't notice a light or laser though.

Too bad I bought the powermatic drill press last year.  [doh]
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2016, 10:26 PM »
This looks like a great drill press, I didn't notice a light or laser though.

Too bad I bought the powermatic drill press last year.  [doh]

@Runhard ,

Dude,  just buy a Sys Lite Duo and tripod and put it next to the NOVA....problem solved..... [wink]   [tongue]

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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2016, 10:34 PM »
This looks like a great drill press, I didn't notice a light or laser though.

Too bad I bought the powermatic drill press last year.  [doh]

@Runhard ,

Dude,  just buy a Sys Lite Duo and tripod and put it next to the NOVA....problem solved..... [wink]   [tongue]

Eric

Or I could use one of my SysLites and the magnetic adapter.

When I saw this topic last night I tried convincing myself that I needed two drill presses, one for my new garage shop and another in my basement shop.
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2016, 10:40 PM »
This looks like a great drill press, I didn't notice a light or laser though.

Too bad I bought the powermatic drill press last year.  [doh]

@Runhard ,

Dude,  just buy a Sys Lite Duo and tripod and put it next to the NOVA....problem solved..... [wink]   [tongue]

Eric

Or I could use one of my SysLites and the magnetic adapter.

When I saw this topic last night I tried convincing myself that I needed two drill presses, one for my new garage shop and another in my basement shop.

I caught this drill press on Toolnuts Facebook page.   Yes.....Facebook..... [tongue]

I  bought a Porter Cable drill press last year.    I quickly thought to myself........

"Okay, let's sell the Porter Cable and bring this bad boy into the shop."

It's easy to convince myself that I need something.   [wink]

Eric

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2016, 11:02 PM »
...and this Nova drill press will be available down under...when...maybe 2025 or more likely never. [sad]

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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2016, 11:06 PM »
...and this Nova drill press will be available down under...when...maybe 2025 or more likely never. [sad]

@wolften

I think @Shane Holland  likes to personally deliver items to Australia.    hahahaha !

(i'm only joking)

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2016, 11:07 PM »
I think @Shane Holland  likes to personally deliver items to Australia.    hahahaha !

I'll throw one in the back of my pickup and I'll be there in 2 weeks.  [big grin]
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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2016, 11:15 PM »
I think @Shane Holland  likes to personally deliver items to Australia.    hahahaha !

I'll throw one in the back of my pickup and I'll be there in 2 weeks.  [big grin]


Look out guys.....here comes @Shane Holland and his delivery truck.....




 [tongue]

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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2016, 11:16 PM »
Look out guys.....here comes @Shane Holland and his delivery truck.....

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I'm the one on the hood, watching for sharks.
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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2016, 11:19 PM »
Look out guys.....here comes @Shane Holland and his delivery truck.....

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I'm the one on the hood.

I zoomed in on the guy on the hood......


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« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2016, 11:21 PM »
I zoomed in on the guy on the hood......

Ha, nailed it!  [scared] [scared] [scared]
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« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2016, 12:23 AM »
...beers are chillin'... prawns and steak are ordered...choones are being sorted...just waiting on yer arrival [wink]
...put plenty of grease on that Nova, don't want it to rust.
Returning it could be a problem.

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« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2016, 01:03 PM »
They have plenty of experience designing lathes but this is their first drill press.
Even a novice would realize that this thing is too short for a floor model
and too tall for a bench model.

And if all they need to do is avoid cutting the column too short?


Shane said;

new information, below.

Overall height = 70-5/8" (whew)
Spindle to base = 48


I have to take back my comments.

The specs seem to put the new drill press right in line with other floor model drill presses (although the "spindle" is a vertical component so I'm just assuming they meant the bottom end where the chuck is attached).

It still seems short to me but that's because I use an old Delta bench model and I'm used to the chuck being higher. Mounting this DP on a mobile base would allow me to put the chuck where I want it and this compact head design looks like it would weigh less than the conventional design.

Any idea what the weight is?

It would be great to see one in person at the Tool Nut Festool Roadshow.
Will you have one by then?

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2016, 01:13 PM »
@Michael Kellough, I only have a shipping weight which is 306 lbs. They did not give me just the product weight.

We will not have one at the store on 11/5. They are still in production and there's not an exact ETA on when they will start shipping. Only that they will ship around the beginning of the month. So, this is a pre-order for early-November delivery.

Additional specs that I have...

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« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2016, 02:33 PM »
Nice looking machine.  I reviewed the manual and found it does allow switching to "metric mode."  Glad to see that. -- thanks to my shift to Festool a few years ago, I went metric and don't want to turn back.   
 

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« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2016, 05:59 PM »
@Max Fracas - you did get the memo that Festool has decided to go imperial in N. America right ?  [sad]

Unfortunately, their decesion isn't easily changed on the control screen.

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« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2016, 06:06 PM »
@antss  Good one.  I have the metric versions of the TS75 and OF1400.  I'm in the group that would've been fine for Festool to stay metric, but to be honest I don't use the scales (esp on the TS75) as much more than a coarse adjustment and could probably adapt to imperial.  Just would prefer not.   

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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2016, 01:35 AM »
I just set mine up in my garage shop. I received it 10 days ago but the base was at a local machine shop having a rolling base fabbed with Zambus casters.

I am happy to answer any questions. This was one of the pre-production models on special.

I am 5' 9 1/2" and the monochrome LCD screen sits nicely at eye level.

I previously owned a gear head 3 ph Wilton-Arboga and sold it before my move from Minneapolis to Fresno. No comparison in weight, torque etc. After one day of light play use it looks like a good wood-working DP.

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2016, 03:41 AM »
@pgopinath

What is the weight?  It has to be lighter than this 675 lbs alternative:

www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/ellis-drill-press-9400

Edit:  I just saw Shanes post indicating 306 lbs shipping weight.

Love your base by the way...

Here is the info on purchasing the pre-production units, which it appears are purchased from your dealer.  20% off, but $200.00 shipping and only 40 pre-production units available (who knows as of when).

*Not sure I would be tempted, even if the pre-production item was still available.  I've worked in manufacturing before, and I know what "Pre-Production" can mean.  Once you get over the $1,000.00 mark, I'm not one to jump too quickly into an item that went through layers and layers of modifications, in order to get the bugs out.  But hey, that's just me.

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"This first Pre-Production batch is at a special discount for early bird buyers. Get 20% off and be the first to own the worlds first smart drill press! Plus shipping at a special rate of $200.00. There are only 40 units available at this special price so be quick! As a purchaser of this pre-production batch, you will be requested to complete a survey.

These units are very close to production quality, the only main differences you would notice are decals are missing from this batch which will be on production batches, the manual may get further information added to it, and so on. Our full warranty still applies. You can still receive a no charge decal set on request (when available) and an updated manual when you purchase from this batch.

Call us on 727-954-3433 to get details on purchasing and your local NOVA dealer
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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2016, 08:06 AM »
The deal on pre-production units ended some time ago. They were looking for feedback to make any improvements prior to the final production units.
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« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2017, 02:43 PM »
Cool looking drill. I would be interested in seeing some reviews on this saw before I jump in.

While following Haxit's new shop rebuild and seeing his very nice equipment including his drill press, got me to start surfing the interwebz for info, I had never seen one like that before. Beautiful piece of equipment, but possibly a little steep for me at this time in my life. I do like to buy quality equipment once though, and don't mind saving up,to get the best I possibly can. The intent is to not have to replace it at a later date. In the meantime I can be saving up for another tool😀

In my surfing I also came across the Powermatic DP, which looks very nice. I would kind of lean that way until,this one has proven itself.

I like Haxits DP but from overseas, parts and support may be an issue, and the price tag for me as already mentioned.

Then Voyager is new and unproven. While the electronic wizardry is very cool, this could also be the Achilles heel. If the display or something goes down, it is going to be an expensive fix.

Powermatic or another traditional manual DP would be pretty much good to go, not much to go wrong. Sometime old school is best.

I would like to see some reviews on the Voyager, someone here with some first hand experience. Obviously it will not have been under use for very long as it what just released, but with some good hard use with different materials would be great. I would love for this to get some great reviews, it looks like a great tool.

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« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2017, 02:56 PM »
Cool looking drill. I would be interested in seeing some reviews on this saw before I jump in.

While following Haxit's new shop rebuild and seeing his very nice equipment including his drill press, got me to start surfing the interwebz for info, I had never seen one like that before. Beautiful piece of equipment, but possibly a little steep for me at this time in my life. I do like to buy quality equipment once though, and don't mind saving up,to get the best I possibly can. The intent is to not have to replace it at a later date. In the meantime I can be saving up for another tool[emoji3]

In my surfing I also came across the Powermatic DP, which looks very nice. I would kind of lean that way until,this one has proven itself.

I like Haxits DP but from overseas, parts and support may be an issue, and the price tag for me as already mentioned.

Then Voyager is new and unproven. While the electronic wizardry is very cool, this could also be the Achilles heel. If the display or something goes down, it is going to be an expensive fix.

Powermatic or another traditional manual DP would be pretty much good to go, not much to go wrong. Sometime old school is best.

I would like to see some reviews on the Voyager, someone here with some first hand experience. Obviously it will not have been under use for very long as it what just released, but with some good hard use with different materials would be great. I would love for this to get some great reviews, it looks like a great tool.


Surprised you mention Powermatic. Am I incorrect in reading numerous negative reviews?  Slipping belts. Run out. Deflection.

Let me know if I am under informed on the powermatic.


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« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2017, 03:02 PM »
You may very well be right. I've not got as far to read reviews yet. I did just read one on another forum from an owner who loved his Voyager over a 2800b Powermatic that he owned. While it was a good drill (but with the belt issue you mentioned) he liked the Technatool much better.

Old school may be best, possibly a Beltless, geardriven variant.

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« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2017, 04:20 AM »

Surprised you mention Powermatic. Am I incorrect in reading numerous negative reviews?  Slipping belts. Run out. Deflection.

Let me know if I am under informed on the powermatic.


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If you really delve into it the majority of the poor reviews of the PM2800 are the first version and early production PM2800b units (slipping belts). 

I am normally reluctant to dive into a new machine especially with the level of electronics and completely different motor technology BUT Teknatools has been using both on their lathes for years and pattern problems don't seem to have emerged.  I got to play with one of these for about 45 minutes at my local pusher and it quickly became my favorite drill press and is on my to-buy list as soon as I get my new shop finished.  The bells and whistles are actually things I will use.  I will replace the chuck with a keyless one and probably add a table more conducive to woodworking, the Voyager is better than many but Powermatic still has the best wwing table.  Plus, a table gets rid of one of the Nova's miscues (IMO) the round insert.  The PM has a rectangular insert in the b version and it makes it very easy to make them in the shop.  The Nova does come in a decent step up in price, it is $100 more plus shipping which the PM includes with liftgate for "free" with all their machines.  With me adding a table and keyless chuck the difference is even more significant but I still see the Voyager as the best woodworking DP on the market new, obviously there are better DPs at prices to match but those are built more in the metal working style. 

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« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2017, 10:11 AM »
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« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2017, 12:23 PM »
Any updates/comments from any more owners of this DP? There still doesnt seem to be much out there on it. Seems like not many have purchased them.
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« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2017, 12:27 PM »
Any updates/comments from any more owners of this DP? There still doesnt seem to be much out there on it. Seems like not many have purchased them.

Pretty length review posted on our website if you want to read over it. It's at the bottom of the page.

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« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2017, 03:46 PM »
Any updates/comments from any more owners of this DP? There still doesnt seem to be much out there on it. Seems like not many have purchased them.

Thanks for bumping this Ben.  I'm in the market....as you've seen from my post on SMC.

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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2017, 11:06 AM »
AcmeTools.com has it for $1299 with a $99 shipping charge.

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« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2017, 08:22 PM »
AcmeTools.com has it for $1299 with a $99 shipping charge.

http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/nova-58000

I think as time goes by we will see the DP fall into the same cycle of sales as their lathes.  They are just like Laguna, Powermatic and Jet, if you can wait they WILL go on sale.

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« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2017, 12:20 PM »
All, the sale on the Nova Voyager DVR ends on Thursday. Save $200 instantly with $99 shipping. Now only $1299.

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« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2017, 08:56 AM »
Bump. Today is the last day of our $200 off sale on the Teknatool NOVA Voyager.

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« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2017, 12:04 AM »
Hey there all!  Much to my surprise, my better half surprised me with one of these for my birthday.  Just took delivery and got it assembled down in the shop.  I (secretly) splurged a little and got an accupro keyless chuck for it.  The chuck spins to within +0.0005" on my unit (as measured at the bottom of the chuck) and within +0.001 1.75" down the shank of brand a new endmill.  Very impressive.

I've looked at all the reviews and can't think of too much to add, other than I can confirm that GFI seems to be an issue [eek].  I have a basement shop (all below grade outlets are GFI by code) and need to do an "above grade" outlet for this beast.   Okay, fine.  I ordered a surge suppression 20A outlet and mounted a box near the ceiling (only 15A is required, I just happened to have a spare 20A breaker, and a roll of 12-2 laying around).

So... my question.  This is my first *real* drill press.  Table and fence? Woodpeckers? The Delta 18-901 Biesemeyer (will it fit)?  Just a thicknessed board clamped to the table?  1" ply or mdf base with t-track?  Most of my work is in wood, but I do some metal (mostly repairs).  I am more interested in repeatable and evenly spaced holes then any fancy gadgets... thoughts?

Also.. Lee Valley has a drum sander and bottom bushing for the drum.. any experience with it?  Is it worth the $100 or so for a set w/ bushing?  Or save it for a real spindle sander?

Overall I'm impressed.  Easy assembly, everything was true from the factory, no fidgeting required.  Can't wait to really use it in a project.

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« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2017, 12:17 AM »
For those interested in this drill press, we have it on sale currently at $1,349 for a limited time. Regularly $1,499.99.

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« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2017, 05:02 AM »
Hey there all!  Much to my surprise, my better half surprised me with one of these for my birthday.  Just took delivery and got it assembled down in the shop.  I (secretly) splurged a little and got an accupro keyless chuck for it.  The chuck spins to within +0.0005" on my unit (as measured at the bottom of the chuck) and within +0.001 1.75" down the shank of brand a new endmill.  Very impressive.

I've looked at all the reviews and can't think of too much to add, other than I can confirm that GFI seems to be an issue [eek].  I have a basement shop (all below grade outlets are GFI by code) and need to do an "above grade" outlet for this beast.   Okay, fine.  I ordered a surge suppression 20A outlet and mounted a box near the ceiling (only 15A is required, I just happened to have a spare 20A breaker, and a roll of 12-2 laying around).

So... my question.  This is my first *real* drill press.  Table and fence? Woodpeckers? The Delta 18-901 Biesemeyer (will it fit)?  Just a thicknessed board clamped to the table?  1" ply or mdf base with t-track?  Most of my work is in wood, but I do some metal (mostly repairs).  I am more interested in repeatable and evenly spaced holes then any fancy gadgets... thoughts?

Also.. Lee Valley has a drum sander and bottom bushing for the drum.. any experience with it?  Is it worth the $100 or so for a set w/ bushing?  Or save it for a real spindle sander?

Overall I'm impressed.  Easy assembly, everything was true from the factory, no fidgeting required.  Can't wait to really use it in a project.

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I think Delta's table is one of the nicest out of the factory on a woodworking DP. It can be tilted in both directions to drill at compound angles. The edge if the table is flat on the underside allowing you to clamp anywhere you want. It has a removable sacrificial insert which is easily replaced.

If I could mount the Delta table on the Nova I would be happy, but I doubt the insert on the table would be centered under the quill.

Maybe someday manufacturers will offer their DPs with either a choice of tables for either woodworking or metal work.
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« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2017, 08:54 AM »
I like the MK2 spindle. That is a great feature.

Wonder how they stack up against a Flott? I always wanted to buy one of those after using one many years ago.

Anyone carrying these in Canada? Did look on the dealer page, but none of them have them listed.

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« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2017, 10:06 AM »
Anyone carrying these in Canada? Did look on the dealer page, but none of them have them listed.

KMS Tools had one in their Coquitlam store and on their website a couple months ago.

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« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2017, 10:45 AM »
Maybe someday manufacturers will offer their DPs with either a choice of tables for either woodworking or metal work.

I just mounted a Woodpeckers drill press table to my Delta metal working production table. If I need the tee slots to hold down material, I loosen 2 screws and remove the Woodpeckers table.

Actually, after I purchased the Heinrich vise, I can now do a majority of my metal working with the Woodpeckers table in-place. [big grin]

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« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2017, 07:51 PM »
Maybe someday manufacturers will offer their DPs with either a choice of tables for either woodworking or metal work.

I just mounted a Woodpeckers drill press table to my Delta metal working production table. If I need the tee slots to hold down material, I loosen 2 screws and remove the Woodpeckers table.

Actually, after I purchased the Heinrich vise, I can now do a majority of my metal working with the Woodpeckers table in-place. [big grin]

Cheese, 

I see you opted for the mini-micro metal vise.

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« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2017, 08:59 PM »
The woodpeckers DP table is nice, I have one, but it doesn't help with rotating or tilting the table.

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« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2017, 10:25 PM »
Cheese, 

I see you opted for the mini-micro metal vise.


That’s funny Bryan...your post made my day...seriously...for metal working you need either clamping force or weight or both. The Heinrich is only 40# and thus when you secure it to the Woodpeckers drill press table, even though the clamping track is relatively weak, the weight advantage just means it’s just not going to move.

I should however reveal that I did remove the original fasteners from the Woodpeckers track and rebed the track with construction adhesive and steel t-nuts. That’s the way it should have come from the factory.


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« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2017, 11:28 PM »
The woodpeckers DP table is nice, I have one, but it doesn't help with rotating or tilting the table.

But the rotation or tilting of the drill press table is endemic to the manufacturer of the drill press.

I’ve just always thought that a drill press (like a band saw) is such a universal tool that’s it’s difficult to have a “one size fits all” scenario. Everyone uses these tools in a different manner.

I just find the Woodpeckers drill press table to be a nice bridge between metal working and woodworking. It can be used for either and removed when serious metalworking dictates.

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« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2018, 11:26 PM »
For those interested in this drill press, we have it on sale currently at $1,349 for a limited time. Regularly $1,499.99.

http://www.toolnut.com/teknatool-new-nova-voyager-drill-press.html

Shane, any idea of when it will go on sale again?

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« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2018, 11:31 PM »
Shane, any idea of when it will go on sale again?

@duc996, since it was on sale through 12/31, my guess would be that it'll be a while before they do another promotion. I don't have any knowledge of anything currently on the calendar. But, if you click the notify button at the top of this thread, I'll post as soon as we learn of another sale.

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« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2018, 11:34 PM »
Thank you Shane.

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« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2018, 11:37 PM »
Is the current $100 discount the same as the pre-christmas sale?

From reading the reviews, folks seem to like the drill press pretty well -- with the chuck's not holding fine bits being a commonly-acknowledged limitation.

How has it been for overall runout and quality of the holes otherwise?  is it adjustable if any play does develop?

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press - $200 Rebate
« Reply #67 on: August 03, 2018, 02:45 PM »
Order now from toolnut.com and receive $200 off via online rebate form. Offer valid through 9/30/2018.

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« Reply #68 on: August 03, 2018, 08:30 PM »
Order now from toolnut.com and receive $200 off via online rebate form. Offer valid through 9/30/2018.

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Saw that. Now if we could combine that with a 10-15% off day from AcmeTools or if it's your birthday month they give you a 15% off coupon, we'd REALLY have a deal!

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« Reply #69 on: August 03, 2018, 11:23 PM »
Bought one of these around the first of the year to replace a small Delta bench top.  Made a custom top using Woodpecker fence and stops.

The drill press is really nice- love the ability to slow it down to 50 RPM very quickly.  Also really like the auto-depth stop for drilling a series of holes the same depth.

Since I've owned it in six short months, there have been two software updates to the unit.  You do need a WINDOWS machine to do the updates via USB as an FYI.  But it's nice to see them adding new functionality and simplifying the user interface over time.

It does have a tapping mode that will auto reverse, though I have not yet used it.

I did change out the chuck for one that would go down to a 1/16" bit.  The standard chuck does not close down small enough and rather than deal with a secondary small insert chuck, I just swapped it out.


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« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2018, 03:05 AM »
Thanks for the caster mounting suggestion. My local shop fabricated similar mounting strips and braised the studs securing the base so the bottom is smooth. Works great! [smile]

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« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2019, 05:35 AM »
Bought one of these around the first of the year to replace a small Delta bench top.  Made a custom top using Woodpecker fence and stops.

The drill press is really nice- love the ability to slow it down to 50 RPM very quickly.  Also really like the auto-depth stop for drilling a series of holes the same depth.

Since I've owned it in six short months, there have been two software updates to the unit.  You do need a WINDOWS machine to do the updates via USB as an FYI.  But it's nice to see them adding new functionality and simplifying the user interface over time.

It does have a tapping mode that will auto reverse, though I have not yet used it.

I did change out the chuck for one that would go down to a 1/16" bit.  The standard chuck does not close down small enough and rather than deal with a secondary small insert chuck, I just swapped it out.

What chuck did you end up going with for the 1/16” bit?

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« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2019, 10:45 AM »

What chuck did you end up going with for the 1/16” bit?

I went with this one - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CVJC3E/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Albrecht which is probably the best out there is over $500 and I could not justify it.  I've been happy with the one I got.

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« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2019, 03:15 PM »
@neilc and anybody else following along, while it's true that the MSRP on Albrecht chucks is rather expensive, they really do make a big difference in work flow and accuracy over a cheap chuck.

BUT Albrecht chucks on the secondary market can be had for very reasonable prices. Ebay routinely has the 1-13mm chuck in very good to excellent condition in the $100 to $200 price range. A lot of the offerings are closer to $125-150. Those are buy it now prices. Auction listings can often be had for under $100 if you are skilled and lucky.

changing out the taper, while not trivial, is not that hard. All the parts for the entire chuck are readily available.

Albrecht chucks make an excellent addition to your drill press.  right @Cheese

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« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2019, 04:38 PM »
@neilc and anybody else following along, while it's true that the MSRP on Albrecht chucks is rather expensive, they really do make a big difference in work flow and accuracy over a cheap chuck.

BUT Albrecht chucks on the secondary market can be had for very reasonable prices. Ebay routinely has the 1-13mm chuck in very good to excellent condition in the $100 to $200 price range. A lot of the offerings are closer to $125-150. Those are buy it now prices. Auction listings can often be had for under $100 if you are skilled and lucky.

changing out the taper, while not trivial, is not that hard. All the parts for the entire chuck are readily available.

Albrecht chucks make an excellent addition to your drill press.  right @Cheese

Absolutely Ron... [big grin]  I have 2 for my drill press and 1 for my lathe. You can find like-new Albrecht's on Ebay for right around $100. I paid $75 for a 3/8" version for the lathe.

Tool shops open and close every day in the US...it's a tough business because the price of entry is steep. So if you're looking for a Wilton or Kurt vise or an Albrecht chuck, they're out there used and some are just like new.  [smile]

Check this out, here's a photo of a 1/2" version for my drill press that I purchased for $110 a couple of years ago on Ebay. It came in the original box with the original wax paper.


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« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2019, 05:01 PM »
Beautiful chuck @Cheese !

What does it take to add a #2 morse taper to a used Albrecht chuck?  That range that you have of 1/32 to 1/2 would be perfect...

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« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2019, 06:04 PM »
Beautiful chuck @Cheese !

What does it take to add a #2 morse taper to a used Albrecht chuck?  That range that you have of 1/32 to 1/2 would be perfect...

Hey @neilc , Albrecht makes chucks both with arbors and without arbors. For more flexibility, I prefer the version without a built in arbor. Also, you'll have an easier time finding one on Ebay because it can be swapped around.

Here's a list of the 1-13 (1/32"-1/2") version.
http://www.albrecht-germany.com/en/products/1stdrill-chuck/inner-taper/10-13-mm/

The one I purchased had a #6 Jacobs taper and my drill press has a #3 Morse taper, so that's the arbor I ordered from MSC. Wedges are also available from MSC.

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/08591810?fromRR=Y

Photo 1
Albrecht 1-13 chuck with #6JT to #3MT arbor installed.



Photo 2
Appropriate wedges are installed and are either hit with a hammer or squeezed together with a large Channel-Lock pliers.



Photo 3
And voila...there's my arbor...a #6JT to #3MT.



Photo 4
Here's a shot of the 3/8" (.5 mm -10 mm) Albrecht for the lathe. I believe it's a #J33 to #1MT arbor

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« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2019, 06:22 PM »
@neilc The chuck removal wedges are taper specific so get the correct ones for your taper on the chuck end.

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/?searchterm=chuck+removal+wedges&hdrsrh=true

McMaster also has this stuff

Once the taper is out, it's just a matter of inserting the correct taper in the chuck and then giving it a wack to seat it.

Here's a reasonable video of the process.



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« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2019, 07:44 PM »
Has anyone tried one with the Nova tapping function?  Does it open up when going backwards?

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« Reply #79 on: January 24, 2019, 07:47 PM »
Thanks @Cheese and @rvieceli - Appreciate the thoughts, links and photos.

Now to watch eBay more closely!

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« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2019, 01:04 PM »
Thanks @Cheese and @rvieceli - Appreciate the thoughts, links and photos.

Now to watch eBay more closely!

I echo neilc's comment.  Thanks to both of you for the enlightenment!  My machinist father who passed 20 years ago shared some knowledge with me, but I never knew the tapered shafts were interchangeable.

Cheese, I see how you use the wedges to separate the tapered shaft from the chuck, but how do you do that with the #1 morse taper in your picture which doesn't seem to have a lip the wedges can push against?

Thanks, Mike A. 

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« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2019, 01:52 PM »

I echo neilc's comment.  Thanks to both of you for the enlightenment!  My machinist father who passed 20 years ago shared some knowledge with me, but I never knew the tapered shafts were interchangeable.

Cheese, I see how you use the wedges to separate the tapered shaft from the chuck, but how do you do that with the #1 morse taper in your picture which doesn't seem to have a lip the wedges can push against?


Hey Mike, if you're dad was a machinist, he probably left you all sorts of neat machinist items.  [big grin]  I find machine tools and all things machinist oriented pretty cool. [cool] [cool] [cool]

To answer your question, I'll just take a dead-blow hammer and strike the arbor smartly but not too heavily (if that makes sense [smile]) , then rotate the chuck 90º and strike again, rotate 90º strike again...

It usually takes just a few taps to loosen the arbor because the diameter is pretty small on that #1 MT.

Here's a list of common tapers I refer to from time to time. If you have the odd arbor hanging around & don't know what it is, this can help identify it.

https://littlemachineshop.com/reference/tapers.php

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« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2019, 07:14 PM »
Hey Cheese,
Thanks for the response!  No heirloom tools from my Dad, but he did leave me lots of little stuff like a few sets of really nice drill bits (some Cleveland Twist Drill), end mills, calipers, taps, dies, rules, squares, some micrometers, and other miscellaneous stuff.  I also have a few tapered chucks, but I think they all have keys.  When I have a chance to use any of it I always have fond memories!

Mike A. 

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« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2019, 07:39 PM »
Hey Mike, gotta love ❤️ the Cleveland twist drills...I just ordered some Cleveland cobalt metric twist drills today from MSC.  [cool]

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #84 on: January 27, 2019, 11:50 AM »
I was thinking of replacing the stock chuck with an Albrecht chuck on my ~1990 Delta 16 1/2" floor drill press.   How do I figure out which arbor to get for it?

Thanks in advance.

Bob


Absolutely Ron... [big grin]  I have 2 for my drill press and 1 for my lathe. You can find like-new Albrecht's on Ebay for right around $100. I paid $75 for a 3/8" version for the lathe.

Tool shops open and close every day in the US...it's a tough business because the price of entry is steep. So if you're looking for a Wilton or Kurt vise or an Albrecht chuck, they're out there used and some are just like new.  [smile]

Check this out, here's a photo of a 1/2" version for my drill press that I purchased for $110 a couple of years ago on Ebay. It came in the original box with the original wax paper.

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Bob

Offline Cheese

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #85 on: January 27, 2019, 06:11 PM »
I was thinking of replacing the stock chuck with an Albrecht chuck on my ~1990 Delta 16 1/2" floor drill press.   How do I figure out which arbor to get for it?

The first thing to do is to remove the existing chuck from the drill press using the drill chuck drift that came with the Delta. The end of the arbor that goes into the drill press is probably a Morse #2 or #3 taper.

Once the chuck is removed, then you need to separate the arbor from the chuck using the drill chuck wedges that also came with the Delta.

After the chuck is separated from the arbor, just measure both ends of the arbor using this chart to find out what tapers are used in the drill chuck and in the drill press.

The taper used in the drill chuck is probably a Jacobs taper, while the taper in the drill press is a Morse taper.


https://littlemachineshop.com/reference/tapers.php

Offline rmhinden

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2019, 11:41 PM »

The first thing to do is to remove the existing chuck from the drill press using the drill chuck drift that came with the Delta. The end of the arbor that goes into the drill press is probably a Morse #2 or #3 taper.

Once the chuck is removed, then you need to separate the arbor from the chuck using the drill chuck wedges that also came with the Delta.

After the chuck is separated from the arbor, just measure both ends of the arbor using this chart to find out what tapers are used in the drill chuck and in the drill press.

The taper used in the drill chuck is probably a Jacobs taper, while the taper in the drill press is a Morse taper.


https://littlemachineshop.com/reference/tapers.php

Thank very much!  I have the drift that came with it, but don't think I have wedges, but will look.

Bob
Bob

Offline Cheese

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #87 on: January 28, 2019, 08:59 AM »

Thank very much!  I have the drift that came with it, but don't think I have wedges, but will look.


Bob, you'll notice a huge difference when you change chucks, especially if you go to an Albrecht. The chucks that have been standard on almost all recent (30 years or so) Delta's are made in China. There are runout problems, there are tightening issues and they don't operate very smoothly.

On the Chinese arbor that came with my Delta, the Morse #3 end wasn't as smooth as it should have been and it would sometimes release itself from the drill press quill prematurely.  [eek]

I use the Albrecht chuck & Albrecht arbor for up to 1/2" drills and then a Jacobs Ball Bearing chuck & Jacobs arbor for stuff over 1/2".

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2019, 11:01 AM »
FWIW...just reflecting on this thread of fitting an Albrecht keyless chuck on the Voyager, if you do use the tapping feature on the drill press, you will probably need to replace the Albrecht (or any other keyless chuck) with the standard keyed chuck that came with it.

The reason being is that once the Voyager starts to go into the reverse mode, if there is any resistance to backing out, the keyless chuck will actually start to loosen the jaws and you may need to then remove the tap by hand.

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #89 on: February 09, 2019, 10:41 PM »
Just found a good deal on a brand new Albrecht 1/2" on eBay finally! Ordered a new arbor and going to upgrade the Jacobs 14N I have in my Delta 18-900L. Always wanted to try one of these Albrecht keyless chucks.
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2019, 10:58 PM »
Just found a good deal on a brand new Albrecht 1/2" on eBay finally! Ordered a new arbor and going to upgrade the Jacobs 14N I have in my Delta 18-900L. Always wanted to try one of these Albrecht keyless chucks.

I recently did the same, that is, bought an Albrecht chuck on eBay and a new arbor with the matching tapers on Amazon.   Installed it last Thursday, I am very pleased.  It's a nice improvement over the stock chuck that came with the Delta drill press.

Thanks to Cheese for his advice and recommendations on doing this!
Bob

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Re: New Teknatool NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2019, 11:44 PM »
Just found a good deal on a brand new Albrecht 1/2" on eBay finally! Ordered a new arbor and going to upgrade the Jacobs 14N I have in my Delta 18-900L. Always wanted to try one of these Albrecht keyless chucks.

Hey Ben, FWIW...I was also using a Jacobs 14N in my Delta before I substituted the Albrecht. It’s made a huge difference in pleasurability of use.

I do a lot of metal fab and if I need a 1/2” diameter hole I’ll start with a 3/16” bit, then go to maybe 3/8” and finish with the 1/2” bit.

The conundrum has always been, if drilling several 1/2” diameter holes, do you drill all the 3/16” holes first and then recenter the piece to drill the 3/8” holes and then recenter again to drill the 1/2” holes or do you just keep the item in one position and start swapping out drill bits?

To maintain accuracy the obvious solution is to swap out drill bits but with a keyed chuck it’s a real PITA.

The Albrecht really eliminated that issue for me.