Best Drill Press for sale in 2018

We have five of the best performing drill press that e have tried. Our goal is to show you the best ones and give you information you would need to know with a quick read and not bore you with too much information. This would help you make a decision based on what you need for your workshop, what we have here are intended for light workloads, and not ideal for industrial shops. 

Delta 18-900L Laser Drill Press

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Pros

  • It comes with Auto tracking
  • It has 16 range speeds

Cons

  • Work table cannot be lowered enough
  • Switches are hard

This delta drill has 16 speeds, it’s also a fully adjustable workstation. It can handle different materials, and it allows you to work on your project efficiently. This has a 5 year warrant, an auto tracking system, great range of speed. This one is definitely for people on a budget but needs a great range of speed. This is ideal for hobbyists that needs an affordable drill. 

DREMEL 220-01 Rotary Tool

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Pros

  • It comes with different accessories
  • It has a lot of storage for tools

Cons

  • It somehow wobbles when there is pressure applied

This Dremel is very solid and it has full metal clamping pins and metal column it has a telescopic height adjustment of 16 inches to 29 inches which makes sure that workers are comfortable. This one is compatible with different accessories and bits. It’s also recommended for hobbyists and for people who need precision.

SKIL 3320-01 10” 3.2amp Drill Press

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Pros

  • It has a bump off switch
  • It has twin laser guides to make work more accurate
  • It’s made from quality materials

Cons

  • The depth stops don’t always hold
  • It requires manual adjustment for belt speed

This one could tili through 45 degrees to the right and left, it has an adjustable work table that could lock the depth to stop for precision work. It features a dual beam laser that would allow you to work accurately. The overall build quality of this drill press is high quality and suitable for even the heavy workloads. But please take note that this one is not suitable for jewelry making or gun smithing. 

WEN 4208 8” 5 Speed Drill Press

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Pros

  • It’s very smooth and balanced
  • It’s a compact size
  • It could be used on different materials

Cons

  • The build is a bit cheap
  • There’s no storage rack for the tools

It features a ½ keyed chuck that has an onboard key storage, it could run from 740-3140 RPM on a 1/3 HP and 120 Volt induction motor and it has good features. It has everything you would need from an adjustable work table that would allow comfort when working, a 2 inch spindle, an easy read locking depth stop. For skilled workers this could definitely be used for precision works, but it also isn’t ideal for gunsmithing. But this one has a very balanced and smooth performance even when it’s used on high speeds. This could also be used with a wet drill bit for when you need to work with glass or delicate stones but remember to invest in a diamond tipped bit.

JET J-2530 15” Drill Press

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Pros

  • It operates quietly
  • It’s a 60 Watt lighted workarea

Cons

  • Safety shield quality is not that good

This drill press has a steel ground column larger than average which allows maximum support. It also offers a workstation you could tilt by 45 degrees on all directions. This also comes with a 60 Watt light which is very useful for people working in areas that have dim lights. This may look simple but it is very powerful, while it runs very quietly as well. When this drill is running you’d hardly hear any belt chatter and feel any vibration. It has a cast iron drill head that increases the durability and strength too.

Conclusion

Drill presses are power tools usually purchased for dedicated workshops.
But remember that your drill press features would also depend on your workshop needs so make sure that you consider that before purchasing. We hope that this has helped you decide on which ones would suit your workshop. 

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