South Bend SB1115 - 21" Variable-Speed Gearhead Drill Press

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Introducing the SB1115, 21" Variable-Speed Gearhead Drill Press

Experience unparalleled raw-drive power, performance, and precision with this professional-grade South Bend gearhead drill press. Engineered to deliver precision and high-end capabilities, it provides the features necessary to produce your finest work.

Equipped with a variable-speed 3-phase motor, this drill press operates on a single-phase, 220V power supply, offering expanded speed ranges with a lower amp draw.

Designed specifically for drilling larger holes, geared drill presses, with spindle bearings and tighter tolerances, outperform belt-driven machines.

The reversible spindle, accompanied by coarse and fine downfeed controls and a depth stop, ensures repeatable production. The variable speed, ranging from 0 to 2500 RPM, is easily controlled by the spindle speed dial and a high/low spindle speed lever, crucial for metal drilling.

Notable features include a digital spindle speed readout on the headstock and a clutch-engaged downfeed function, establishing this gearhead drill press as a leader in design and functionality.

Your machine comes with a comprehensive, easy to follow manual written by the South Bend HQ documentation department right here in the USA.

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Manufactured in an ISO 9001 factory.


  • Spindle motor: 1-1/2 HP, 220V, 3-phase (with inverter for single-phase power), 5.5A
  • Required power source: 220V, single-phase, min. 15A circuit
  • Spindle taper: MT#3
  • Spindle speed: Variable, 0–350 RPM (Low) and 0–2500 RPM (High)
  • Spindle travel: 5"
  • Maximum distance spindle to column: 10-7/16"
  • Maximum distance spindle to table: 17-3/8"
  • Cross travel: 7"
  • Drilling capacity: 1-1/2" steel and cast iron
  • Head travel: 13-3/8"
  • Head tilt: 30° Right / 90° Left
  • Table size: 21-3/4" W x 19-1/2" D x 2-1/4" T
  • Table T-slots: 2 @ 1/2"
  • Drill chuck type and size: JT6 key chuck, 1/64"–5/8"
  • Overall dimensions: 42" W x 35" D x 69" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 683 lbs.


  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Variable frequency drive for 3-phase speed control with single-phase power
  • Powered or hand crank-enabled rack-and-pinion table elevation
  • Coarse and fine downfeed controls
  • Red anodized spindle stroke and table elevation handles
  • Cast-iron base with two 1/2" T-slots, 8-7/8" on center
  • 360° table and head positioning around column
  • Digital speed display
  • Front-mounted emergency stop button
  • Forward/reverse spindle switch

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