Drill presses are offered in a wide range of prices from $200 to more than $5000. Your needs should dictate the drill press you buy. The first question you should ask yourself is why you need a drill press.

When you go shopping for a drill press, do not go in blind, we have created a list of the top presses in the mid-range budget. You can also see more at the toolsy list.  

WEN 4214 12-Inch Benchtop Press

The WEN 4214 12-Inch comes in handy when you need a powerful drill. It sports a 2/3 HP motor that allows it to handle nearly all tasks you throw its way. You can use it for woodworking, hard plastic, and metal sheet drilling. You can adjust its speed for different tasks. It also comes with a digital meter and a work light which allow you to see your pace and work in the dark respectively.

However, the drill press is not ideal for commercial use.


Dewalt dwe1622K Magnetic Drill Press

Dewalt dwe1622K is a high-performance drill designed for personal use and light commercial work. It features a magnetic cooling system that lets it stay operational for long periods. It can drill wood and light metal. The unit is easy to handle, and it is offered with a case that keeps it protected.


SKIL 3320-01 3.2-Amp 10-Inch Drill Press

When you need a drill press that drills deep and through thick material, the SKIL 3320-01 delivers thanks to its 3.2 AMP motor and its 10-inch swing. It sports a laser guide that lets you drill correctly. With the drill bed/table tilting on both sides, you can drill through the material with great accuracy. It also sports five-speed levels to handle multiple applications.


Delta 18-900 L 18-Inches Drill Press

You can use this drill press both commercially and at home. It comes with 16 levels of speed, allowing you to do more. You can use it for woodworking, metal, and plastic drilling. Its auto-tension belt regulates itself depending on the application for more accuracy. Its accuracy is further enhanced by its quill stroke, which allows deep drilling.


JET 354165 JDP Bench Drill Press

JET created this drill press to not only fit in medium-sized workplaces but also be moved around when need be. It offers 16-speed levels with a minimum of 200 rpm, making it ideal for multiple applications. It is designed to provide high accuracy.


Craftsman 12-Inch Drill Press

The Craftsman Drill Press is for those who need a quiet drill. It sports a sturdy construction with 12-speed levels allowing it to last longer and operate swiftly. If you are a beginner, you will enjoy how easy it is to operate this drill thanks to its efficient laser that guides you through the drilling process.

However, this drill only comes in handy in home drilling and light work.


Shop Fox W1668 3/4 HP Drill Press

Designed to offer the best in performance, accuracy, and speed, this drill press is ideal for all budgets. It comes with easy-to-adjust 12-speed levels making it ideal for a variety of applications. With its wider-than-normal table, the drill is just perfect for different tasks. It is especially best suited for woodworking projects, but it can also drill metal sheets. The main advantage is, the drill lasts for years.


Grizzly G7945 5-Speed Redial Drill Press

This Grizzly Drill press was designed for small to medium workspaces. While it only offers 5-speed levels, it is ideal for a wide range of tasks. It is easy to assemble and easy to use, making it an excellent choice for beginners and veterans alike.


SE Drill Mini Bench

If you are looking for a low-cost drill that allows you to drill through wood and metal sheets with ease, this is your best bet. It is a lightweight drill press that fits into small workspaces, but it will amaze you with its work.


JET J2530 Drill Press

Engineered to offer 16-speed levels and 200 rpm speeds, this drill press allows quiet drilling, and quill strokes for accuracy. You can use it on metal, wood, and plastic.

With the above list, it is easier for you to pick one that matches your needs and enjoy your drilling.