Top 9 Best Drill Presses 2019 – 2020 [BUYER’S GUIDE]

1, WEN 4208 8-Inch Drill Press

Powerful. Versatile. Compact.
Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN’s 8-inch 5-Speed Drill Press is compact enough to limit space on your work bench but powerful enough to drill through metal, wood, plastics, and more. Drill up to a 1/2-inch hole in heavy-duty cast iron. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearing construction for an extended life, providing smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The 1/2-inch JT33 chuck gives you versatility with a variety of bits while the worktable bevels up to 45° left and right. Constructed with a rigid frame and a cast iron head, table, and base, ensure accurate holes and convenient drilling operations every time. Remember when you could drill holes in any material with ease? Remember WEN.
Features
Locking Depth Adjustment
Set the depth adjustment knobs to limit your spindle travel for accurate and repeatable drilling operations.
Beveling Worktable
Bevel the worktable 45° left and right for precisely angled holes.
Onboard Key Storage
Place your chuck key on the attached key storage to make sure it is alway there when you need it.
1/2-inch Keyed Chuck
The JT33 chuck accepts drill bits up to a 1/2-inch in size to meet the needs of a variety of projects.

2, Powermatic PM2800B Drill Press

The PM2800B brings simplicity to your shop. An ease of use that is truly unique. A level of mechanical elegance that you’ll only find in a Powermatic. As with every product Powermatic builds, the PM2800B pushes the limits of design, innovation, and durability.
• Mechanical variable speed allows for full range of speed with no belt changes
• 6″ of quill travel with one revolution of the handle
• Fence system adjustable for a perfect 90 degree relationship to the table, for rapid alignment of stock
• Adjustable material stop makes repetitive actions accurate and quick
• A digital RPM readout allows user to optimize the spindle speed to the application

3, SKIL 3320-01 10-Inch Drill Press

SKIL 3320-01 10-Inch Drill Press with Laser
For the weekend woodworker who wants greater precision than a handheld drill offers, the 3320 SKIL 10-inch Drill Press with Laser is a solid choice. The X2 2-Beam Laser helps ensure precise hole alignment, while the depth adjustment system lets you drill down consistently every time. Five speeds cut holes cleanly through wood, metal and other materials with the 3320 Drill Press, which accepts larger diameter bits for woodworking and cutting. The work surface tilts from zero to 45 degrees, another plus. And with a limited 3-year warranty, this is a drill press to count on for lots of larger-scale furniture and building projects.
Includes
(1) SKIL 3320 10-Inch Drill Press Motor Unit, (1) Cast Iron Base and Work Table, (2) AA Batteries, (1) Chuck Key
Laser X2
The X2 2-Beam Laser helps ensure precise hole alignment, while the depth adjustment system lets you drill down consistently every time.
5-Speed System
Five speeds cut holes cleanly through wood, metal, and other materials with the Drill Press, which accepts larger diameter bits for woodworking and cutting.
0-45 Degree Left and Right Tilting Work Surface
To ensure precise angled drilling, the tilting work surface will lock between a zero and 45 degree angle.
1/2-Inch Keyed Chuck
The square work surface will help support larger pieces of material while the 1/2-inch keyed chuck accepts larger bits for woodworking and cutting.

4, WEN 4214 Variable Speed Drill Press

No More Manual Belt Changes
Remember when power tools were actually powerful? The WEN 12-inch Variable Speed Drill Press powers through metal, wood, plastic and other materials. Drill a 5/8 inch hole through heavy duty cast iron. The mechanical variable speed allows you to target in the exact RPM (from 580 to 3200) for your project with the simple turn of a lever while the digital LED readout displays the current speed. The powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life and balanced performance. The 5/8-inch chuck with MT2 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits and features on-board chuck key storage. Worktable bevels 45° left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles consistently. The X-pattern laser locks-on to your drill points, saving on guesswork and sparing expensive materials. Remember when you could drill with laser precision? Remember WEN.
Features
Depth Adjustment Gauge
Set the depth adjustment knobs to limit your spindle travel for accurate and repeatable drilling operations.
Digital Speed Readout
The LED screen displays the current speed of the drill press so you know the exact RPM at every moment.
Onboard Worklight
Illuminate your workpiece with the onboard work light for maximum visibility and precision.
Table Roller Extension
Extend the table roller for up to 17 inches of support for your workpiece.

5, WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press

Powerful. Versatile. Compact.
Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN’s 8-inch 5-Speed Drill Press is compact enough to limit space on your work bench but powerful enough to drill through metal, wood, plastics, and more. Drill up to a 1/2-inch hole in heavy-duty cast iron. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearing construction for an extended life, providing smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The 1/2-inch JT33 chuck gives you versatility with a variety of bits while the worktable bevels up to 45° left and right. Constructed with a rigid frame and a cast iron head, table, and base, ensure accurate holes and convenient drilling operations every time. Remember when you could drill holes in any material with ease? Remember WEN.
Features
Locking Depth Adjustment
Set the depth adjustment knobs to limit your spindle travel for accurate and repeatable drilling operations.
Beveling Worktable
Bevel the worktable 45° left and right for precisely angled holes.
Onboard Key Storage
Place your chuck key on the attached key storage to make sure it is alway there when you need it.
1/2-inch Keyed Chuck
The JT33 chuck accepts drill bits up to a 1/2-inch in size to meet the needs of a variety of projects.

6, Shop Fox W1668 13-Inch Bench-Top Drill

SHOP FOX W1668 3/4 HP Bench-Top Oscillating Drill Press
13-Inch
Just like its little brother, this 12-speed drill press doubles as an oscillating sander that can be used for efficient contour sanding. With more speeds, more power and more capacity this machine becomes an effective tool for heavier use. The table has a clearance hole for use while sanding. This clever design incorporates a dust collection port so your sanding jobs are less messy. With a 3/4-inch drilling capacity in steel you’ll be able to tackle most any drilling job as well.
• Approx. shipping weight: 130 pounds.
Tilting Table for Versatility of Applications
The W1668 offers the ability to tilt the table 90-degrees to both the left and right. You can adjust the table height and tilt to accommodate for workpiece height or achieve special drilling or sanding angles. You can also move the table out of the way and use the drill press base as a table for drilling or sanding.
Oscillating Feature for Sanding Operation
One of the great features of the W1668 13-1/4-inch Oscillating Drill Press is its sanding capability. The drill press can be converted from drilling operations to sanding operations in a matter of seconds with just a few tool-free steps. Oscillation reduces heat build up and leaves a smooth finish when sanding.
Compact Bench-top Design
This drill press is designed for bench top use freeing valuable floor space.
Specifications:
• Motor: 3/4 HP, 110V, 1,725 RPM.
• Overall height: 38-inches.
• Spindle travel: 3-1/4-inch.
• Swing: 13-1/4-inches.
• Drill chuck: 5/8-inch.
• Dust port size: 2-1/4-inch.
• Max. table tilt (left/right): 90-degrees.
Features:
• 12 Speeds: 250-3,050 RPM.
• Table: Round 12-3/8-inch diameter.
• Table swing: 360-degrees.
• 2-inch table dust port.
• Includes sanding drums.
• Oscillating Spindle.

7, HICO 8-Inch Bench Top Drill Press

From HICO’s new series. 8-inch drill press makes a great addition to your home workshop. The powerful 2/5 HP motor and 5 speed gear box deliver great performance making this a fantastic value.
A 45-degree bevel right and left along with a 2-inch spindle travel makes this drill press convenient and practical. It has an easy rack and pinion table height adjustment. The safety switch prevents accidental starting.The safety switch prevents accidental starting. The unit is built for repetitive, precision cutting in materials such as wood, plastic, and metal. Accessories for assembly included: allen wrench and chuck key.

8, Grizzly G7943 12 Bench-Top Drill Press

All the features and dependability of an expensive industrial grade drill press—with a price tag that’s astoundingly low. Includes built-in light • Collar size: 2.595″ • Precision-ground cast iron table • Table swing: 360-Degree • Table tilts: 90-Degree left and right • Overall height: 38″ • Approximate shipping weight: 154-Pound.

9, DRL-300.00 Small Bench top Drill Press

This easy-to-use benchtop drill press is very small, but powerful enough to use for all of your drilling projects. With a platform measuring only 6-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, it is space-saving as well as economical. Variable speeds up to 8,500 RPM. 1-year warranty.

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