I like everything about this drill press so far. I compared several other models in the same class of drill press and this Bucktools 12" stood out as the best for the money. It assembled easily with very few issues. I had no problems with the chuck or the table assembly.
One of the main reasons I bought this drill press was the combination of a more powerful motor combined with its' ability to run at a slower RPM (I rarely cut wood). I'm pretty happy with the variable speeds but I would gladly give up a few hundred RPM's on top to slow the spindle down an additional 3-400 RPM's.
The quill stroke is adequate but a 4" stroke would be better.
The worklight illuminates the area nicely and is positioned well. I think the laser sight is a little gimmicky and I rarely use it but other folks might like it. The laser works fine after a little position adjustment but I need precisely positioned holes most of the time so I usually rely on a center punch and a center drill to locate my holes.
Overall, I found it difficult to find a drill press that had all the features I wanted but the Bucktools 12" press came the closest and it came with a great price. I have several Bucktool sanders and they have given me exceptional service over the years so that made my decision easier too. This drill press represents a really good value in a powerful variable speed drill press.
does a great job just what i wanted
One of the best sander I ever used
Everything arrived well packaged in good condition. Setup was a breeze and using it is very intuitive. Build quality seems to be excellent and performance is outstanding! Definitely would buy again!
The dust collector works great and is comparable to other brands of its size. The hose connection size is a bit odd but adapters are provided for connecting to 4 inch hose. I have a 5 inch hose to my collector fan so I had to modify one connector to accept the 5 inch hose by building up the collectors diameter by using tape. I also installed a foam seal in the can lid to make a better seal and added handles for convenience to carry a full can. Does the job I need it to.
Have not used the stone grinder side yet. However, the belt grinder side is performing better than expected and hoped. Not yet being able to afford the 2"x72" dream belt grinder. This bucktool 2"x42" is definitely an awesome substitute in the mean time. I had a 1"x30" belt grinder that I burnt up. So this 2"x42" is replacing. So far it is proving to be a good choice/investment. In my opinion it is recommended.
It shipped fast got it the day they said it was going to arrive easy set up well packed in the box so far it has been the tool I needed
Works well. The clamp for the lid is a bit large for the can. If they added some foam sealer to the lid it would work much better. That’s what I did. Using a harbor freight DC with this and 4” metal duct I have solved my dust collection issues for my 16X25 shop. Very little fine dust gets past the cyclone. Gave 4 stars because the lid doesn’t seal well but its an easy fix.
Works well, great addition to my dust collection system.
I love the Bucktool 2600! I've requested before for a larger motor. That is the only thing it needs!! A one horse motor with that direct drive!!! Now we are talking about being able to move metal. I know the 3x36 is available but I already have the 2x42 belts so I'm waiting on that one horse to come out. Until then happy knife making with a pair of 2x42 BG2600! Get you one, you'll like it!!
Shipped quickly, Easy to assemble, works perfectly. Every shop should have one. For the price, this should be your choice.
This Buck Tool belt and disc sander seems to be very well constructed and heavy duty. I can't wait to use it in my garage. Satisfied
This combo grinding wheel and 2 X 42 belt sander is a great value for the money. Would have liked to buy a 8” wheel with 2x42 or 2x72 belt with increased motor HP but it was not offered by Bucktool. Realizing that the unit requires it be safe, some of the guards and plates can be removed to make it more user-friendly. Did find out that the tolerances between back belt shroud and drive wheel make it too tight to run a 2” x 42” ceramic 36 grit belt. That tight fit stalled the motor. Had to start with 60 grit to make it run. Overall, the unit is satisfactory and I’ll definitely use it on light to medium duty metal grinding and finishing.
Great tool super fast shipping. I have used it quite a few times and it has not disappointed I am glad I went with the 8” over the 6” disc worth the extra for that option.
BG2600 2" x 42" Belt Sander & 6" Bench Grinder Combo
works as expected
I hooked this up to a harbor freight 1hp dust collector and ran a 4” to 2 1/2” splitter on the intake for my 2 cnc’s, I can run them both at the same time and collect the dust! The cyclone showed up on a timely manner very well packaged so there was no damage. I recomend this to anyone that has machines that create sawdust
Great machine. Runs smooth and quiet. Heavy duty steel base. Designed well. I give it an A
It came very quickly. The packaging was very good. It looks nice and seems to be built well. I’ve only used it a few times and seems to work very well.
Always satisfied with buck tools. Sander is top notch
Before I order this belt and disc sander, I checked out, benchtop sanders at Harbor freight and Menards. The quality was just really cheap. This Buck tool is much better quality. It’s a good tool. Great value.
Ordering was easy it shipped fast and arrived with no issues. Well protected.
Just started getting into knifemaking and so far really like it.
The dust collection ports are of different, nonstandard sizes. Very inconvenient and cumbersome to hook to dust collection.
Best fish fillet knife sharpener yet. It’s makes fish fillet easer having a sharp knife
The transaction/purchase of this item went smoothly. It seems like it is a well built and thought out design. I’ve only had it a couple of weeks and so far it has done everything I bought it for.