How to pick the best drill press
When you're looking for the best new drill press to add to your workshop there is a lot of stuff you need to remember to check. Because the drill press is actually quite a complicated tool it has a lot of features you may not have initially considered. The aim of this guide is to take you through the key points that you need to consider in order to buy the best drill press for the money. Here are some of the top points:
What is the build quality like? A good drill press must be made from high quality materials that are unfortunately quite expensive (you get what you pay for when it comes to power tools). The benchtop drill press being constructed from high quality materials means it is less likely to die during use and cause down time when you can't drill things. So all in all, this is a top thing to consider before you buy.
What size drill press do you want? You may be using your drill press in your professional workshop, however not everyone is that lucky. Sometimes some people use there drill press in there house, or hobbies room. Whatever the case, where you use your drill press is an important thing to consider because it helps to determine the size of machine that will be right for you. If you have a moderate amount of space, but still require the power of a professional grade drill press then a bench top drill press like the skil 3320 may be perfect for you. If you're working with small objects like jewelry you may also want a mini drill press for accurate holes.
Consider which additional accessories you might want. There are a lot of situations where you don't just need a drill press, but you need a drill press plus some other attachment or add on. So consider carefully what your use case is to see if you need to pick up an extra bits to get the job done. One of the most popular accessories is the drill press vise, as it helps to clamp work pieces in place securely while they're drilled into.
How much power and speed do you need your drill press to have? This question is not always so easy to answer because it depends on which sort of material you're drilling into. Even within different types of wood there are sometimes different strengths of wood, therefore you're required to raise or lower the power and speed depending on which you're drilling at any given time. There are also a plethora of different drill bits for drilling into different metals. You should make sure that the drill press you decide to go with has at least 1/2 horsepower and has adjustable speed settings and then you'll be covered for all materials.