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Model #R1500

15 in. Drill Press with LED

  • All metal, keyless chuck
  • Includes: LED Worklight
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Overview

RIDGID introduces the 15 in. Drill Press with LED. Fully equipped with industry leading features, it would be a great addition to any shop. With Registration, it qualifies for the RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement, giving the user free part and service for life. The 15 in. Drill Press includes an LED worklight and an operator's manual.
  • Upgraded 3/4 HP motor
  • All metal keyless chuck for quick and easy blade changes
  • LED Worklight for increased visibility
  • Solid cast-iron beveling table
  • Metal pulley enclosure
  • Soft grip handles
  • Rack and pinion table adjustment
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days
  • Includes: (1) R1500 15 in. Drill Press with LED Worklight and operator's manual
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Chuck Capacity1/2 In.5/8 In.5/8 In.5/8 In.
Number of Speeds1251616
Voltage (volts)120120120115
PortabilityPortableBenchFloorFloor
Amperage (amps)84.76.69
Horsepower (HP)0.75 hp0.5 hp1 hp0.75 hp
Spindle Travel (in)33.25 in3.125 in3.375 in
Bench & Stationary Tool TypeDrill PressDrill PressDrill PressDrill Press
ConditionNewNewNewNew
Power Tool FeaturesBuilt-In Light,Lockout Power Switch,Worklight360-Degree Swivel,Lockout Power Switch360-Degree Swivel,Lockout Power SwitchAdjustable Depth Stops,Chuck Key Storage,Variable Speed
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
25 in
Product Height (in.)
65 in
Product Width (in.)
12 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
8
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Drill Press
Chuck Capacity
1/2 In.
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Horsepower (HP)
0.75 hp
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Speed (rpm)
3100
Minimum Speed (rpm)
300
Number of Speeds
12
Portability
Portable
Power Tool Features
Built-In Light,Lockout Power Switch,Worklight
Product Weight (lb.)
163 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Spindle Travel (in)
3
Swing Distance (In.)
15 in
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

99Questions23Answers

When will this item be back in stock??

Asked by CS February 9, 2021
2
Answers

Call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) or sign-up to get an email to be contacted when the item is in stock again.

I just purchased and I cannot get the bit to line up at 90 degrees front to back, is there an adj...

Asked by Brandon January 12, 2021
3
Answers

BMJ411, thank you for purchasing the RIDGID 15 in. Drill Press with LED model R1500. If you are having any issues assembling or setting up your Drill Press you should call to speak to our RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 Hope this helps! - Vini

Is anyone finishing lowers on this that DON'T look like crap?

Asked by Mark December 19, 2020
1
Answer

Hi Mark, thank you for you interest in the RIDGID 15 in. Drill Press with LED model number R1500. This tool and all of our tools are made under strict quality standards. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 Hope this helps! - Vini -

where is the nearest service center to birmingham al

Asked by Inky November 22, 2020
2
Answers

Hello Inky, Thanks for choosing the RIDGID 15 in. Drill Press with LED R1500. To locate your local repair center, please visit https://www.ridgid.com/ca/en/service-centers-repair. Thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve

What is the motor HP?

Asked by Jose September 23, 2020
2
Answers

Hello Jose, the RIDGID 15 in. Drill Press with LED R1500 has a 3/4 HP motor. Thanks for asking! - Eve

Need a replacement hand crank. Cast iron part broke.

Asked by Okiejdj September 20, 2020
1
Answer

This tool is backed by the industry’s only lifetime service agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for free parts, free service for life.

is there a laser on this drill press?

Asked by Jimmy8881 September 12, 2020
3
Answers

Hi Jimmy8881, The RIDGID 15 in. Drill Press with LED R1500 does not have a red laser, but instead has a white LED worklight. I hope this helps and we appreciate your interest in RIDGID! - Eve

what size t-nut for vise clamp hold down

Asked by ga12 September 1, 2020
2
Answers

I have a grinder, so I used 3/8 fender washers and ground flat surface on two side to fit the trough. Made my own T-nut with the washers, bolts and nuts. Works great.

Since I ordered 3 of these before I got one I could get going, why doesn't the factory check alig...

Asked by XWZ August 25, 2020
3
Answers

That sounds like something to tell the manufacturer, their assemblers are slipping up. I have actually not had any problems.

"Inserter"? It's a loose part in the box with no mention that I can find in the directions. What gives?

Asked by GojiraDirtbag June 8, 2020
4
Answers

I use it as a paperweight.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 141 reviews
  • 80% recommend this product
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So I have only had this drill press for a couple months and will update this review after a longe...
So I have only had this drill press for a couple months and will update this review after a longer period of time if necessary but so far I am very pleased with this drill press. I will say this is my first drill press so I have nothing to compare it to, but it arrived in good shape with no damage (as I was worried it might based off other reviews). This was very simple to assemble and I only had to get help from a friend one time to lift it off the ground (It is very heavy!!) One thing I noticed is that the table is solid all the way through. Other drill presses I have seen have openings or drilled out portions in the table for clamps or something, but this table is one solid piece with what appears to be t-track shapes in the channel. I am not sure if I will love or hate that eventually but for right now its totally fine and feels super sturdy. The LED light is nice, and the drill chuck feels solid and well made too! I love the fact that by the way it is designed I can tighten and loosen without any other tools. If you are like me and had no knowledge with how a drill press like this one works heading into it then you may also be surprised by the belts and how you have to change them to change the speed. I have it set on a slower speed because I primarily use forstner bits and so far I haven't had to change the speeds yet to know how difficult that is going to be. Altogether this is a large, sturdy, heavy, solid drill press. I am glad I waited and didn't settle for a smaller bench top press. My friend's who have bench tops tell me that I have no idea how much better this floor standing press is in comparison
by TMB
10 people found this helpful
After unboxing the drill the motor fan cover and motor fan were dented in so the fan hit the cove...
After unboxing the drill the motor fan cover and motor fan were dented in so the fan hit the cover when running. The fan is made of plastic, and the cover made of very thin sheet metal. I asked about getting replacement parts shipped and was told that they can't and I would need to re-box and return the entire machine to the store, which is heavy to do for one person and a waste of my time. This is for a classroom and my students will have to use a DIY repaired new machine since Ridgid can't mail two light-weight replacement parts.
by Mike
31 people found this helpful
Purchase this product due to the warranty Ridgid comes with. Assembling it was not hard at all if...
Purchase this product due to the warranty Ridgid comes with. Assembling it was not hard at all if your use to putting things together. Delivery time was prompt.
by Ravegears
2 people found this helpful
Buying Ridgid tools is about the lifetime warranty
For this item and heavy items i would recommend opening the box at the store and check for damage, the first one came with the spindle broken, din't noticed until after assembly, (returned) the second one came with the table crank lever broken, not returning it will live with it!
by JC
11 people found this helpful
Ridgid R1500 Drill Press Pros & Cons
I recently purchased this drill press as an upgrade to my shop. Here's my take: Pros: 1. Ease of assembly 2. Sturdy construction 3. Ease of operation Cons: 1. Packaging was damaged in shipping. However, the drill press was not visibly damaged 2. Missing parts - the switch safety key was missing. Tried to order one from Ridgid but received the wrong part. I had to find the part number from a third party parts vendor and then order it from Ridgid ($1.97 for the part plus $4.00 shipping). Very disappointing customer service. 3. I'm not thrilled with the keyless chuck. It has already tightened itself to the point that I had to use a strap wrench to loosen it. 4. Changing the drill speed is very difficult. There is not enough adjustment to get the first belt off. You have to use a prybar to get the belts off and on. I suppose that the belts will stretch over time. Until then it is struggle.
by CptnMorgan
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Ridgit 15 inch Drill press
Decent value for money. Easy to assemble with few tools.the upgraded motor is a good addition.Perfect for a home owner.
by Col Callan
by junior
It vibrated like crazy...
It vibrated like crazy
by BERNADETTE
The drill press was easy to assemble. Needed to be...
The drill press was easy to assemble. Needed to be adjusted to reduce vibration. I don’t think the belt adjustment lever is working. Still working on it. Overall satisfied.
by DAVID
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