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Rockwell RK7033 10-Inch Drill Press – Review

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On September 17, 2015
Last modified:September 15, 2015


Rock On

When we say Rockwell your first thought will be Delta/Rockwell. Well, Delta has left the ship.

Rockwell Tool’s parent company is Positec Tool Group, which was founded in 1994 as an OEM tool manufacturer for a number of different brands sold here the US and abroad. Positec is one of the international leaders in power tool manufacture and also owns Worx, Icon and Xceed brands. The name Rockwell intends to deliver the same performance expectations as the tools you remember from earlier period. Rockwell tools are designed to set a higher standard in the industry for user-focused design. The focus is on power tools designed with the user in mind. On the inside they use better quality switches and motors; on the outside they have introduced scuff resistant soft-touch finishes ensuring your tool looks better, longer! Rockwell takes great pride in offering the quality and performance that customers expect and at the same time keeping the prices low. The face of marketing of Rockwell states “We’re people that love tools, and we’re building tools for people that love tools…at a price everybody can afford”. Downside, their headquarters are in China and they offer a 3 year’s warranty.

Rockwell RK7033 Drill Press review
Rockwell RK7033 Shop Series Drill Press

A perfect two in one

Rockwell RK7033 10-Inch Drill Press has the power to make you fall in love with a drilling machine. It provides you with the opportunity to work effectively on wood, metal as well as plastic materials. This Drill Press would be a great member to add to your team of work shop equipment. If you consider the amount of work it can handle and how fast it does them, this drilling master reaches the top on the score board. It possesses high function capacity motor that produces a lot of energy which is sufficient for your drilling tasks. If you’ve a large project that involves drilling holes on various materials, this is your cup of tea. This drill is easy to use and cuts down your drilling time tremendously. It’s also one of the best in terms of performance and delivers real value for your money. Faster and time saving a perfect 2in1.

What you see is what you get

When you buy this drill press, inside the box you will find, not surprisingly, the actual machine. As far as accessories is concerned, you will receive a chunk hey and an Allen wrench i.e. a hex key. All in all you get what you asked for. Furthermore this tool here has a durable housing but the entire structure is adaptable which makes dealing with different surfaces/materials much easier.

Key features and dimensions

The Rockwell RK7033 has adaptable features. In addition to the multiple settings for performance, you will be able to take advantage of the 45-degree bevel left and right. Using the drill press will be convenient and practical regardless of the project in which you are involved.

The rack and pinion table also enhances the adaptability capabilities of the RK7033 Rockwell drill press. These can be adjusted to suit different heights. It is appointed with a powerful 6.2 amp, 2/3 HP motor system that promises to deliver an amazing value and performance for users. The 5-speed setting allows this drill to be able to handle a wide variety of materials. All you have to do is adjust the speed according to the required standards. This drilling machine is built with key protected switch. Being that you can’t start the engine without the key, you are secure from incidents that can be possibly destructive. Also the price of this model is pocket friendly considering the features and the work capability which it offers (when it comes to price also look at Grizzly G7942 Five Speed Baby Drill Press).

The Rockwell RK7033 Drill Press is a handy tool that you can easily carry around your workshop or at any other place for drilling holes in varied range of materials. It has dimensions of 12 x 14 x 28 inches and weight is around 48.5 pounds. Light as a feather, would you say?


Four stars

This drill press has been graded with four stars on Amazon by consumers only, not bad right? When it comes to the performance a user stated: “Worked perfectly right out of the box. This is just what I needed in my little shop making little wooden boxes and such. I needed more accuracy than a hand held drill could give and anything more would be overkill. Multi-speed, accepts a ton of bits and quiet.” and another said: “This is an awesome drill, it’s just the right size for a home garage type workshop. I hate to even say this drill is good for the money, because this would be good for twice the money. The drill is perfectly capable of drilling aluminum mild steel, and even stainless with the right drill bit.” And when we speak about assembly “It was very easy to assemble, came in four pieces…” but also “Assembling the drill press was simple but the directions were not helpful.” I guess this is a matter of expertise after all.

photo: amazon.com


Pros and Cons

Pros: One of the most adaptable drill press with height and bevels adjustment feature; multiple speed setting offers optimized performance; powerful motor gives you a dependable performance; safety switch prevents any accident to happen; saves your energy.

Cons: it comes disassembled; the chunk key might be missing (but can be obtained from the retailer).

Final verdict

This drilling machine combines efficiency, safety and durability which make it a perfect choice for both home and industrial workshops. This drill press is easy to use and is so dependable due to its full power motor that makes it able to drill through anything. The focus is on safety, but the price and quality of the end product cannot be ignored either. It’s a great tool that you are surely going to love.

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