Drill Press is considered to be the base in the arsenal of woodworkers, carpenters, and machinists. The time when accuracy is the most important aspect, the professionals tend to go for a drill press. This may be either a vertical drill that is fixed to a tabletop, workbench, or to the floor. It is also referred to as a bench drill, that is capable of drilling accurately spaced holes at specific depths, widths and straightness.
Bench top drill presses
are attached directly to a workbench or on their own stands. Have a stationary drill with a platform to hold the piece to be drilled and a hand crank to lower the drill bit down to said piece that sits on top of a work bench.
Floor-model drill presses possess powerful motors, different attachments/accessories and greater material handling options rather than the bench-tops. Features a rugged cast iron design with a ground steel column for lasting drilling accuracy in metal, wood or plastic.
Portable drill presses
are the best option for those who do not function with a wood shop. Yields least power, and is suitable for small jobs and travel. Best suited for drilling a perfectly perpendicular hole.
Radial drill presses
are convenient to use on large and heavy work or where many holes are to be drilled since the work does not have to be readjusted for each hole. Have a movable spindle that can be adjusted according to the type of job.