I'm going to buy a new bandsaw and drill press. I'm really interested in buying high quality machines for the money.
I've really narrowed the features I want down on the drill press: Multiple speed(or variable speed), spindle travel over 4", chuck size 1/2" or larger. What is your favorite reasonably priced brand and model with these features on it?
I also want a nice bandsaw for the money. I do not want a small benchtop model and I do not want to spend $1,300 to $2,000 dollars for some of the nicest 18 inch bandsaws Taunton reviewed in the 2006 tool guide(I have a copy). What are some of the best bandsaw brands and models for the money that really are high quality and work well for the small home shop?
I'm going to work these machines hard on weekends year round making furniture.