ryobi DP121L drill press

Want a full-featured drill press for a drill/driver price? Ryobi could be your machine. It comes with handy variable speed, digital rpm readout, lasers, task light and the most clamp-friendly table of them all. This machine delivers more in a benchtop drill press than many floor-standing models costing significantly more.

Ryobi DP121L Technical Specs

  • HP/Amps: 1/3; 5
  • Speed Range (RPM): 500-3000
  • Table Size: 1003⁄4" Dia.
  • Spindle Travel: 3"; Chuck: 1/2"
  • Weight: 91 lbs.
ryobi dp121L drill press laser task light

Ryobi's drill press comes with two separate adjustable laser targeting beams that let you set your drill press with added accuracy. In use, the feed handle knobs were too small for a larger hand. Otherwise, this modestly sized entry kept pace with the bigger tools.

ryobi dp121L drill press clamping table

Ryobi's clamping table doesn't have a rim like most other drill press table, which makes clamping quite a bit easier. One oddity to note: On my test tool, the table support handle didn’t seat properly in the casting, which made the support nearly impossible to lock securely.

Craftsman’s lever fit it, which quick-fixed the problem. Still, if we gave “best value” awards, the DP121L would deserve it.