Needed a drill press for woodworking. This is a solid machin. will out last me. Tested it by drilling on the edge of the wood many times no pop outs drills straight. Also used it with a drum sander. Sanded like a pro. Led lite lights up your work area well. Laser worked well but I like to line up my own projects by sight. It a good quality drill press. Will make a nice addition to your work shop. I'm happy with my drill press.
I support Sears and have been a customer for nearly 45 years. I have Craftsman tools I purchased when I was 18 years old that still work as well as they did new. I have a Craftsman table saw that was my fathers and I still use it. I really want Sears to survive but they are making it much more difficult to support them due to quality issues. This drill press looks good in the picture but the design and build quality are poor at best. This is a cheap made in China piece of junk - There are manufacturers in China that make quality products (but only if the importer has boots on the ground to keep an eye on things) but this tool was not made in one of the better factories. It is very much like the tools from China 20 years ago. Stripped threads, mis-aligned mounting holes and sloppy tolerances are all to be found on this drill press unfortunately. The stand mounts to the base with 4 bolts but when mounted the stand is no longer centered on the base it is off center by nearly 3/16" - might as well be a mile if you need accuracy in your drilling. The housing cover on top of the pulleys is very flimsy. The laser guide is useless because the alignment changes as you raise or lower the table. They should scrap the laser idea and but those $3 into drilling the mounting holes in the correct place. I do not expect this drill press to last like the Craftsman tools I have always loved to buy in the past. Far too many Craftsman products in recent years are just like this drill press and that is sad because Craftsman used to stand for quality above all else. I do hope that Sears/Craftsman do some serious evaluation and make the changes needed to restore their lost reputation or they will simply disappear. We need institutions like Sears, they have been a part of our culture for over 100 years but they must address the quality issues or they will not survive, I cannot recommend this drill press - You can find the same quality or even better at a place like ************** for a lower price and it hurts to come to that conclusion.
I can’t, Sears took my money and did not send this product. It has to be useless or they would have shipped tp me.