Powermatic PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press

Powermatic Model: pwmn1792800b
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Powermatic PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press Powermatic Model: pwmn1792800b
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Product Features & specs :

Powermatic PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press

Details
This PM2800B Drill Press was designed with the woodworker in mind. The design has many convenient features that other so called woodworking drill presses do not offer. The twin LED lights are designed to not cast shadows on the work piece and twin lasers help to pinpoint exactly on the work piece. The expandable work table is the largest in the industry and class. The single handle speed change allows you to run the full range of speeds without ever touching a belt. The front-mounted digital readout displays the exact speed of the running spindle. Also features a larger motor than any other drill press in its class - convenient for handling the heaviest jobs.
Features:
  • Mechanical variable-speed allows for full range of speed with no belt changes
  • 6 in. of quill travel with just one revolution of the handle
  • Fence system is adjustable for a perfect 90 degree angle to the table
  • Adjustable material stop makes repetitive actions accurate and quick
  • A digital RPM readout meter allows users to optimize the spindle speed to the application
  • Laser guides provide an accurate indication for tool point of entry
  • Reversible handles can be mounted on either side of the machine to provide more comfort when working the quill
  • Two independent LED work lights eliminate shadows and provide a clearer view of the work piece
  • Work table can be rotated a full 90 degrees to adjust to application and operation
  • Replaceable square table insert with leveling screws make it flush with table top
  • Oversized cast iron base for added stability and security
  • Safety key prevents accidental unit starts for enhanced safety
What’s Included:
  • PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press - 1792800B
Power Source
Corded
PreWired Voltage
115V
Amperage
15
Wifi compatibility
No
Spindle to Table Distance
27-3/8 in
Bluetooth Compatibility
No
Table Size
20 in x 14 in
Spindle Taper
JT-3 - MT-2
Motor Phase
1
Motor Type
Brushed
Voltage
115V/230V
Spindle Speed Range (RPM)
250 - 3000
Column Diameter
3-1/8 in
Weight
246 lbs.
Warranty Term
5 Year

Reviews :

4.6 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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Would you recommend this product?
Yes (20)
Pros
Powerful (9)
Easy To Use (5)
Ergonomic Design (4)
Cons
Heavy (2)
Loud (2)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (5)
Small Projects (5)
Large Projects (4)
Heavy Duty Requirements (3)
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Operates smoothly and has good power. Love the speed adjustment, quick and easy to adjust. Needs a quality drill table. I bought Woodpeckers table.
Very nice drill press. Love the lights and laser is very nice. Would be nice to have a holder for the chuck key and needs a switch to turn off the digital speed readout when it isn’t going to be used for a long period of time
April 28, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Dream Machine
I can't believe I waited so long to make this purchase. I now realize just how horrible my old drill press was to work with. Love the speed selection with no changing of belts just a simple turn of a handle, The work light shines just where you need it, the laser pin points drill location accurately, the depth stop is accurate and easy to use, and the fence works well. The drill press runs incredibility smooth! Powermatic seems to have thought of everything. The only down side for me was it cost more than I wanted to spend but I now look forward to using the drill press instead of the frustration my old one provided.
August 16, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Room for improvement
I was most disappointed with the amount of time that was involved getting the chuck to run true. I would also think that it should come with leveling pads. Also the fence face is not flat. With that said, the speed changing ( albeit loud) is fantastic..
June 15, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Power drill press
New Powermatic drill press came in perfect shape. Easy assembly. Power head is heavy but using my chain falls made it simple. Great finish, Great power. No oscillation in the bit. Easy to adjust laser cross hairs. Love the speed adjustment.
January 17, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
I ordered this drill press when the one I was trying to get wasn't available so this was my second choice. I am pleasantly surprised that this machine has been so thoughtfully put together for a wood worker as myself . I really enjoy the ability to change speeds with just a twist of a hand knob. I change speeds several times each day so this was on my bucket list of wants. The ablity to change bits with out the need of a key chuck was the second thing on my list. I also need more light and this machine has plenty of it. I needed a more precise method of stopped depths the included depth is the best set up ranked by Wood Magazine. The one down size it is noisier than my other machine not a bad or distracting noise but it is there. I will get accustom to it in the near future and will more than likely not even hear it.
December 23, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Zowie!
I agree with all the positive comments. In addition, the table has an approximately 4" square cutout so you can chop up some 3/4" plywood, adjust screws for flush with table, and always have a fresh backing board to drill through. Also, quill perpendicularity and runout were excellent, on a par with my Bridgeport mill. The keyless chuck is a good one, and I prefer it. If you want keyed, it has a standard MT2 taper, and I can use all my lathe tail stock tools as well, including different sizes of keyed chucks. Be sure to get help if you have not used tapered tools before. And be sure the head is really fully seated on the column if there is any accuracy issue.
December 21, 2016
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Small Projects
Bad table collar casting
Drill press is great and easy to use. (Friend has one and this is why I bought it) The table collar casting was bad and would not tighten to post. POWERMATIC is sending a new part.
December 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
One Sweet Machine
Great Spindle Travel. The Chuck Runs True, Adj. led cross hairs and Drill Holes on the Money A pleasure to use. I Have a shop full of Powermatic Tools never a Disappointment.
June 17, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
a good one just wish it had a keyed chuck
Its a really nice unit just lacks a keyed chuck
January 20, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Incredable tool worth every dime!
#1 Changing speed is so much easier then moving around belt and trying to remember which pulley to put the belt on. Worth the difference for that feature alone...................
#2 Easy to put together
#3 FREE shipping was great
#4 This is the third LARGE tool this year "Will buy from them again"
December 19, 2015

Q & A :

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Most drill presses have a center hole on the table for drilling thru, the center plate on the Powermatic appears to be a solid piece indicating that a block or board would always be needed?
RICHERD H on Jun 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a wood or in this case my drill press came with a hardboard insert which can be replaced when needed. It can also be leveled to the DP table. (This is a nice feature that some drill presses do not have) The block of course could be removed if one desired during use.
What is the assembled height of this drill press. Can't find it anywhere. Needs to fit in a tight space on a ship.
S. on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This drill press is pretty close to 6' tall. The 58" answers are incorrect.
What is the country of manufacture.
Johnny on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My drill press is stamped "Made in China," which was a little disappointing since the other Powermatic tools I have were at least made in the free country of Taiwan rather than the PRC. Still it seems to be a quality machine.
Does it have a Quill Lock at different depths?
Ron on Sep 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is not a "Quill Lock." However, there is an excellent and easily adjustable depth gauge.
Is the motor UL listed ??

Thanks in advance! :)
LeeR on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Press comes set as 115 volt unit,which is not UL approved.The 115V attachment plug supplied with the
drill press must be replaced with a UL/CSA
listed plug suitable for 230V operation.
What are the dimensions of the base?
Matt on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Base Size for model 1792800B is (In.): 13-3/8 x 20
Do you believe there will be another 15% off sale soon?

WoodCraft has Powermatic at $1,399 retail and 15% off sale on now, but I prefer CPO sale and service.

Thank you

Mark
Mark on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not have a lead time on the next Powermatic 15% off sale
Can it stand and be used without being bolted down?
Mark on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes,the Powermatic PM2800B 115/230V 1 HP 1-Phase 18 in. Variable-Speed Drill Press can be used free standing.
How is it packaged I will be getting this forwarded to the Philippines. Shipping Company in Oakland, CA. wants to know L" x W" X H"
Tom on Mar 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The dimensions are 58 x 26 x 15 inches

Warranty:

Powermatic 5 Year Warranty


WMH Tool Group, Inc., warrants every product it sells. If one of our tools needs service or repair, one of our Authorized Service Centers located throughout the United States can give you quick service. In most cases, any of these WMH Tool Group Authorized Service Centers can authorize warranty repair, assist you in obtaining parts, or perform routine maintenance and major repair on your POWERMATIC tools. For the name of an Authorized Service Center in your area call 1-800-274-6848.


Five Year Warranty for Non-Industrial Tools
(Vertical Panel Saws, Bandsaws, Jointers, Planers, Planer/Molder, Dust Collection, Disc Sanders, Edge Sanders, Drum Sanders, Shapers, Drill Presses, Mortisers, Dovetailers)


WHAT IS COVERED

This warranty covers any defects in workmanship or materials subject to the exceptions stated below. Cutting tools, abrasives and other consumables are excluded from warranty coverage.


WHO IS COVERED

This warranty covers only the initial purchaser of the product.


WHAT IS THE PERIOD OF COVERAGE

The general POWERMATIC warranty lasts for the time period specified in the product literature of each product.


WHAT IS NOT COVERED

The Five Year Warranty does not cover products used for commercial, industrial or educational purposes. Products with a Five Year Warranty that are used for commercial, industrial or education purposes revert to a One Year Warranty. This warranty does not cover defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, normal wear-and-tear, improper repair or alterations, or lack of maintenance.


HOW TO GET SERVICE

The product or part must be returned for examination, postage prepaid, to a location designated by us. For the name of the location nearest you, please call 1-800-274-6848.


You must provide proof of initial purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection discloses a defect, we will repair or replace the product, or refund the purchase price, at our option. We will return the repaired product or replacement at our expense unless it is determined by us that there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within the scope of our warranty in which case we will, at your direction, dispose of or return the product. In the event you choose to have the product returned, you will be responsible for the handling and shipping costs of the return.

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