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Thread: Thoughts on new Woodpeckers DP Pro Drill Press Fence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Lightstone View Post
    Mike, I have the Nova Voyager and the new Woodpeckers DP table.

    Overall, the table is quite nice. The drawer underneath is actually quite handy.

    There is some limitation on where the table can bolt to the DP, but not of great concern.

    My criticism with the table, is one I've had with all retail DP tables. They need the horizontal T-track to hold small objects. As you can see on Steve's homemade table, and Jim Becker's table https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread....ll-Press-Table, adding that horizontal T-track I really feel is essential.

    Dust collection with the new DP fence is superb. Easily the best I've run across, so kudos there.

    Clamping boards, with the rods and such for the expandable arms on the sides is sometimes challenging.

    I also added the Wixey DP laser. Needs a little dialing in, but a nice addition to it for sure.

    Overall, quite happy with it.


    Thanks Alan - exactly what I was looking for. So the expanding table is not really a great value?

    How do you like the new fence flip-stops?

    I also have these extrusions called TrackTubes I bought for my MFT slab table support. They are basically an aluminum 2x4. I'm wondering if I can use a section and cut a center section out for dust collection and add extensions like my current fence has. Problem would be the flip stops. This extrusion has a t-track in the top but doubt it's compatible with any flipstops on the market.

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    I have a bunch of woodpecker tools (not the dp table though). I view them as 75% tool, 25% work of art. When I’m gone, sell everything but make sure the Woodpecker tools go to a good home.

    The thing you have to keep in mind is that these are designed and built in the US (in Ohio). One of the reasons I am willing to pay Woodpecker prices is that I know they aren’t assembled by 8 year old fingers paid $1/day required to get low prices. Woodpecker offers the consumer a choice that just isn’t available for things like electronics or cell phones. We just have to acknowledge that buying American from ethical sources costs more.

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    I have the 1st DP table from Woodpecker along with the DP3 fence. It works great and having the stops on the tracks make it easy for repeat drilling into multiple parts. Clamping also works great. The DP3 fence to hold work on edge is also really 90 degrees, at least with the 3 right angles I have checked it with. (Unlike my router fence from rockler which I had to shim to 90).

    On the DPPro, I do like the ability to go wider, with up to a 48" fence however, the table isn't very deep which I don't like for larger pieces. The price for it does seem a bit excessive. $400+ is approaching about 1/2 the price of most drill press machines.


    https://www.woodpeck.com/complete-wo...package-3.html
    https://www.woodpeck.com/dp3-drill-press-fence.html

    Woodpecker sells their rail kit and rail clamps and you can make your own table but it won't save you much money once you buy all the parts without the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Barstow View Post
    I have a bunch of woodpecker tools (not the dp table though). I view them as 75% tool, 25% work of art. When I’m gone, sell everything but make sure the Woodpecker tools go to a good home.

    The thing you have to keep in mind is that these are designed and built in the US (in Ohio). One of the reasons I am willing to pay Woodpecker prices is that I know they aren’t assembled by 8 year old fingers paid $1/day required to get low prices. Woodpecker offers the consumer a choice that just isn’t available for things like electronics or cell phones. We just have to acknowledge that buying American from ethical sources costs more.
    One thing with the new DP-Pro is the site doesn’t give much info on dimensions. I’d be interested in the table depth, dimension between t-tracks, drawer/shelf... some you can guess from the pictures. I emailed them and didn’t get a response yet.

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    John, I have in the past built several drill press tables, but none had a good dust collection option. When I saw the new Woodpecker DP Pro setup it checked all the boxes for me. I have it installed and I am especially pleased with the dust collection through the fence and really like the new stops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Goetzke View Post
    One thing with the new DP-Pro is the site doesnít give much info on dimensions. Iíd be interested in the table depth, dimension between t-tracks, drawer/shelf... some you can guess from the pictures. I emailed them and didnít get a response yet.
    The "Specifications/FAQ's" tab on that page on their website has most of those dimensions listed. For example, the tables are listed as 20" deep in the middle and 1" thick. What's not listed in the dimension between T-tracks, but I happen to know that the fence itself supports 12-16" spacing, so the table itself is in there somewhere.
    And there was trouble, taking place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Wurster View Post
    The "Specifications/FAQ's" tab on that page on their website has most of those dimensions listed. For example, the tables are listed as 20" deep in the middle and 1" thick. What's not listed in the dimension between T-tracks, but I happen to know that the fence itself supports 12-16" spacing, so the table itself is in there somewhere.
    Totally missed that - thanks!

    So looks like the top is wider than past models. DP3 16"x23" and the new DP-Pro 20"x24"+12" or 20"x36"+12".
    Last edited by Mike Goetzke; 01-16-2021 at 10:18 PM.

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