And a table that tilts 45 in both directions. The drill press is an indispensable machine in any woodshop.
This device is rich with features of ergonomic design.
Fine woodworking drill press review 2015. Whether you are looking for the best benchtop drill press or a floor standing model for woodworking or metalwork our review pages are designed to be a. That means a benchtop drill press not only can handle most of your drilling needs but it also costs about half as much as a floor standing model. See our review of these models in the november 2007 issue but for the most demanding tasks such as boring deep mortises plowing a 3 forstner bit into hardwoods or drilling into the end of a long workpiece think.
We have assembled all the information needed to help you find the best drill press for your specific needs. We tested models with a quill travel of at least 4 in. At one third the price of the delta 18 900l that took home the best overall prize in fine woodworking s 2015 drill press tool test the porter cable pcb660dp was the most affordable machine in the test and an easy pick for best value it offers a quick adjust depth stop and quill lock a good laser pointer and easy speed changes.
Best drill press reviews skil 3320 01 3 2 amp 10 inch drill press. Drill holes cleanly and accurately. The drill press reviews on this page are designed to make the process of researching and buying this tool as easy as possible.
Drill press changes speed quickly. Cushioned depth stop for drill press. General international s new drill press model 75 165m1 is well suited for woodworking.
So it is the first choice of home and shop owners masons plumbers carpenters and those who drill objects occasionally. Thinking about buying a floor model drill press. Nearly all drilling in woodworking calls for the table to be situated within 4 of the chuck.
From fine woodworking 162. Porter cable drill press wins best value. Though this is a bench top drill press it can easily handle a large spectrum of drilling projects.
The skil 3320 01 is a small benchtop drill press that would make a great addition to any small workshop. Lamp you ll want to step up to a floor standing drill press. A full size drill press offers more power larger tables and more swing than a benchtop model and they don t require table space.
With a speed range between 280 and 2 100 rpm the drill press can slow down for big forstner bits and turn fast enough for smalldiameter brad point and twist bits. This works fine but it requires two wrenches to make adjustments. A number of accessories can broaden the machine s usefulness but mostly you want a drill press to do one thing.
Most drill presses have a depth stop that uses two jam nuts on a threaded rod. With 5 variable speeds between 750 and 3050 rpm and a keyed chuck it s suitable for a variety of projects.