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Item #: G0808
Model # G0808
This Drill Press came about as a personal project of the President of Grizzly. He wanted the convenience of a gearhead drill press with variable speeds, a digital speed readout, long spindle throw, nice beefy handles, a crosstable with table power feed, and the most important feature, a power feed to move the heavy table up and down. This had not been done before and the factory's initial reaction was, "we cannot do that." Not accepting that as an answer, several meetings were held with engineers and some special parts were made and, voila! We had a table which powered up and down!

This was a personal drill press for the President's shop at his home, but when he saw how unique it was, he decided to make it available to Grizzly's customers, some of whom may like a high-end, fully-loaded drill press. Buy once, cry once!

Made in an ISO 9001 Factory


  • Motor: 1.5HP, 220V, 3-phase, 1720 RPM, 5.5A with variable frequency drive for operating on single-phase power
  • Swing: 20-3/4"
  • Max distance spindle-to-table: 17-1/2"
  • Max distance spindle-to-base: 42"
  • Table size: 23"L x 7-1/2"W x 1-3/4"H
  • Vertical table travel: 17-3/4"
  • Table swivel: 360°
  • Maximum head tilt (left/right): 30°/90°
  • Spindle travel: 4-7/8"
  • Spindle speeds: Variable, 0-2500 RPM
  • Spindle taper: R-8
  • Quill flange/collar dia: 2-15/16"
  • Drilling capacity for mild steel: 1-9/16"
  • T-slot width: 1/2" (4 slots on table, 1-1/2" on center)
  • Overall dimensions: 42"W x 77-1/2"H x 46-1/2"D
  • Footprint: 26"L x 18-1/2"W
  • Approximate shipping weight: 739 lb.
  • Variable frequency drive for 3-phase speed control while only requiring a single-phase power supply
  • Longitudinal power feed on precision-ground cast-iron table with independent power supply
  • Power feed or hand crank rack-and-pinion table elevation
  • Coarse and fine downfeed controls
  • Cast iron base with two 1/2" T-slots, 8-7/8" on center
  • 360° table positioning around column
  • 360° head positioning around column
  • Digital speed display
  • Front mount E-stop button
  • Forward/reverse spindle switch
  • Gear head with 2.64 qt. oil capacity

2 Customer Reviews (4.5 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent Drill Press, and used for Annular Cutters, too. 01/10/2019 5:18:24 PM

Read the nice comment on the T26685 Moly-D Multi-Function Machine Oil - ISO 32, 1 Gallon (used for the Drill Press referenced).

Mark L
Good but motorized table height stopped working 06/21/2017 11:12:51 AM

The G0808 is a good drill press, however the motor (or gearing) to the table height adjustment stopped working within a few weeks of arrival. Customer Service has been helpful and is willing to take back/replace parts. However we are in production and have not had the time to disassemble the whole assembly to determine exactly what part is broken or to return things. Hence the rating for now, which would otherwise have been higher