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Powermatic presents 20” gear-driven drill press


Powermatic’s new 20” drill press, the PM2820EVS, features a gear drive system and electronic variable speed motor, designed to deliver strong torque that increases productivity, according to the company.

“This professional-grade drill press is ideal for production facilities, professional woodworkers and metalworkers, vocational and educational shops and advanced enthusiasts. Typical applications include pre-drilling and drilling for assembly, spindle sanding, repetitive drilling, fixturing and countersinking,” the company said in a statement.

“The geared drive transfers torque more consistently and dependably than a belt drive at all speeds for multi-material use on wood, steel, aluminum and plastics.”

The drill press is powered by 1-hp, single-phase, EVS motor that produces spindle speeds of 150 to 870 rpm in low gear and 600 to 3,600 rpm in high, according to the company. Spindle speed is shown in a digital readout display on the front panel.

Other features include crosshair lasers that pinpoint the tool point location, two LED work lights, and a 20-1/2” x 15-1/4” cast iron center table that tilts from 0-90 degrees. A patented depth stop is integrated into the handle, and the extruded aluminum fence includes an adjustable stop.

The PM2820EVS sells for $1,999. Available accessories include a clamp table and downdraft table.

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This article was originally published in the December 2020 issue.

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