South Bend SB1116 - 21" Variable-Speed Gearhead Drill Press With Cross-Slide Table

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Presenting the SB1116 21" Variable-Speed Gearhead Drill Press with Cross Slide Table

Unmatched in raw-drive power, performance, and precision, the SB1116 South Bend 21" Gearhead Drill Press is a powerful, professional-grade tool designed to elevate your work. Featuring a cross slide table with longitudinal and vertical power feed, this drill press combines versatility with precision.

Equipped with a variable-speed 3-phase motor and inverter for single-phase power operation at 220V, the drill press provides expanded speed ranges with a lower amp draw.

The variable speed, ranging from 0 to 2500 RPM, is easily controlled by the spindle speed dial and a high/low spindle speed lever, essential for metal drilling.

Geared for drilling larger holes, this drill press outperforms belt-driven machines, thanks to spindle bearings and tighter tolerances.

The reversible spindle offers both coarse and fine downfeed controls, along with a depth stop for consistent production.

Additional features, including a digital spindle speed readout on the headstock and a clutch-engaged downfeed function, position this gearhead drill press at the forefront of 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.


  • 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
  • Swing: 20-3/4"
  • Spindle taper: R-8
  • Spindle travel: 5"
  • Spindle speed: Variable, 0–2500 RPM
  • Drill chuck type and size: JT6, 1/64"–5/8"
  • Drilling capacity: 1-9/16" steel
  • Max. distance spindle to table: 17-3/8"
  • Max. distance spindle to column: 10-7/16"
  • Head tilt: 30° R/ 90° L
  • Vertical head travel: 13-3/8"
  • Table size: 23" x 7-1/2"
  • Longitudinal travel: 14-1/2"
  • Cross travel: 7-1/4"
  • Footprint: 26" x 18-1/2"
  • Overall dimensions: 42" W x 35" D x 69" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 739 lbs.


  • 2-year limited warranty
  • 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 1/2" T-slots
  • 360° table and head positioning around column
  • Digital speed display
  • Emergency stop button
  • Forward/reverse spindle switch

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