The DP-918VAD is an inverter belt driven variable speed drill press. We call it a mini version of our DP-925. This premium drill press comes equipped with a MT#3 spindle taper, power feed and an auto reversing tap. Standard drilling capacity is up to 32mm (1-1/4”) for mild steel whilst he user friendly control interface comes with a speed potentiometer and digital read out for displaying actual quill RPM. The inverter variable speed allows users to drill and tap various steels at the proper speed, which extends tooling life and avoids unnecessary lost energy. When drilling at the exact speed, the tooling life can last for longer compared to regular pulley driven drills. The variable speed adjustments can be done freely within the range by a speed potentiometer knob whilst a wide casting column provides strong support to the entire machine and reduces flexing at full 1-1/4” capacity drilling. Furthermore the rigid base has a built in coolant pump that provides sufficient spray at the quill. Both the base and the work table are made of premium cast iron that enhances the stability when drilling at full capacity and their surfaces have the wide T-slot which helps in securing vises, tooling or workpieces. The standard DP-918VAD drill is also equipped with splash guarding and a halogen work lamp.