For the money it will be hard to beat this drill press, and over all I am very pleased with it. I did a lot of research before deciding on the G7944 and for me the biggest factor
was the rpm range, which starts at 140rpm and goes up to 3050rpm it also has a 3/4hp motor, I plan to use this primarily as a metal working drill press. It's worked good so far
on mild steel and brass and I've made a few things already.
My particular drill press came well packaged and banded to a skid and was in perfect condition. I did a couple of things to mine to tweak it a little, first I cleaned up the T slots and
stoned the table so to remove any burrs or high spots, second I tightened the quill nut a little to remove any play in the quill and greased it really good. The drill press runs fairly
quite, the only thing that caused any vibration noise was the top cover over the belts, and I fixed that with some plastic tubing over the top lid latch, now it's all smooth no vibration. It is a well built press and I'm looking forward to making some stuff on it along with my G7052 lathe, and eventually I will be buying a small milling machine.
So like I said for the money this is the drill press to beat, I would buy it again and recommend it.