Drill PressA Benchtop drill press is an ideal way to add a drill press to a small work shop, or any wood shop actually. Benchtop drill presses are powerful yet can be stored in a compact way so they don't take up space when not in use.
Which Benchtop Drill Press Does the Most for a Workshop, Chris Marshall Reviews the Top Eight
Expert Chris Marshall reviewed the top eight drill presses on the market and picked his favorite as a replacement for several other shop tools.
Delta DP350 Drill Press Has Great Adjustable Lighting, but a Too Small Clamping Surface
Delta’s DP350 drill press features a great worklight and plenty of power, but a small table and loose depth setting prevent top marks.
JET JDP-12 Drill Press with Lighting and a Solid Table Casing but a Poor Motor
The JET JDP-12 Drill press comes with a laser guide, an LED lamp, and a solid table casing, but the motor is severely underpowered for a press.
Rikon 30-120 Drill Press Has Nice Drill Chuck but Flip-Lock Damages Head Casting
The Rikon Tools 30-120 Drill Press provides good power and a wide range of bits and cutters, but it’s missing a few key features of other presses.
How to Test a Benchtop Drill Press to Ensure Even Cuts and No Runout
In order to test the market’s best drill presses, expert Chris Marshall developed a technique for testing their cutting ability and durability.
Grizzly G7943 Benchtop Drill Press Has Same Featureset as Floor Mounted Model
Grizzly Tools’ G7943 is virtually identical to its ground mounted cousin, with a heavy cast iron base, a huge square table and lots of power.
Craftsman 21914 Drill Press Feature-Rich and User-Friendly at a Good Price
Craftsman’s 21914 benchtop drill press is a bit top-heavy, but comes with a steel table fence, comfortable grips, and is very user-friendly.
Ryobi DP121L Drill Press Gives Great Value and Nice Features at a Low Cost
Ryboi’s drill press adds a lot of value for your dollar with good power and a lot of nice features and a few minor problems at a great price.
General Tools 75-030 Drill Press Adds Shop Safety Features and Value
With a spring-loaded chuck guard for added safety and an innovative chuck key clip, General International’s drill press provides solid value.
Shop Fox W1668 Drill Press Converts into Shop Spindle Sander for Added Value
With a fairly easy adjustment, the Shop Fox W1668 Drill Press can be converted into a decent workshop spindle sander, making it two tools in one.
Testing Your Drill Press for Squareness with Scrap MDF and a Forstner Bit
Resetting your drill press to square after angling it can be difficult, but with the help of a Forstner bit and some scrap MDF it is easy to test.
Delta DP300L Bench Top Drill Press – The Answer for Small Shops
A drill press is an essential tool for any woodshop. Find out how a bench top drill press might be the perfect answer for a small work shop.