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New Delta Drill Presses Offer Premium Quality At Economical Prices

New Delta Drill Presses Offer Premium Quality At Economical Prices

JUNE 20, 2002 – New York City, NY – Delta Machinery announced today the introduction of its new 10” and 12” variable speed drill presses – the model DP250 (10”), and model DP350 (12”) – during a press conference at the Hotel InterContinental in New York City. Product Manager Angie Shelton said, “These new drill presses tout a mechanical variable speed feature at a lower price point where, traditionally, mechanical variable speed units have been reserved for higher-priced drill presses. Coupled with more speed options, greater drilling capacity, and improved accuracy, end-users get the best of both worlds.”

The model DP250 and the model DP350 both offer more than enough power to tackle any drilling application. The induction-type motor ensures long life and smooth performance. Repetitive drilling and accurate depth measurements are possible thanks to an adjustable-position locking depth stop. The large cast-iron table tilts between 0° and 90° both to the left and to the right, while generous table surface areas (model DP250 - 7 ¾” x 8”; model DP350 – 9 ½” x 9 ½”) include side ledges and a coolant tray for fast clamping of work and angular drilling.

A heavy-duty 120 volt (60Hz) induction motor offers enough power and torque to make these new drill press models the first choice among end-users. With variable speed settings (500-3100 rpm), the model DP250 and DP350 can tackle a variety of wood, metal, and plastic drilling applications. With a 3 ¼” quill stroke, they provide maximum hole diameters of 3/8” in steel, and ½” in cast-iron. While the easily accessible external depth stop is ideal for making faster, more accurate depth adjustments, it also locks in place instantly for repetitive drilling. Both drill press models feature a 0 to ½” capacity chuck and chuck key for positive gripping of various drill press cutting tools. Additionally, both models feature offset rack and pinion table height adjustment, as well as push button, on/off switch motor control.

The model DP250 and DP350 come complete with the basic unit, wrenches, 0 to ½” capacity chuck, chuck key, and instruction manual. Available in September 2002, the model DP250 is expected to sell for approximately $130, and the model DP350 is expected to sell for approximately $199.

Headquartered in Jackson, Tennessee, Delta Machinery, a subsidiary of Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR), is the leading manufacturer of the world’s most complete line of woodworking machinery, stationary equipment, and related accessories for use in home workshops, building and construction trades, industry and schools. With its manufacturing operation centralized in Tupelo, Mississippi, Delta owns and operates a subsidiary, Biesemeyer, located in Mesa, Arizona.