Has anyone every heard of a Mark 1 benchtop drill press? I have a friend who is trying to sell it to me and I have never heard of it. Does anyone have a cross-reference to a different brand, perhaps? Thanks.
Look on the label and see where it was made, if it comes from Taiwan or China it is quite possibly a low end machine. Some of the brand name machines from Asia are good quality, but the Mark I name sounds like an el-cheapo importer. Some of these low end bench top drills sold for around $80.00 and were terribly made.
Edited 2/27/2004 12:07:13 PM ET by JohnW
John White Shop Manager for FWW Magazine, 1998 to 2007
I have a Mark 5 "drill press". Actually it is a Shopsmith Mark 5 that I inherited but find that its best use is as a drill press....or lathe. Since you said benchtop, I don't really think this is what you speak of but if it happens to be, it is a great machine and quite costly.
I did a quick google search and only found a couple of taiwaneese models under that description. Could be a deal if the price is right.
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