BenchTop Workbench Small Drill Presses

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Small Drilling Machines - A Big Tool Room Drill Press
in a Personalized Benchtop Machine

Discover these Tabletop Small Drill Presses that sit on your workbench... For metalworking and woodworking projects, these table top drilling tools and drill press accessories are the cream of the crop. Easy to afford and even easier to use, these Mini Drilling Machines will make that next drilling project a breeze.
The JDP-12 features a robust 1/3 HP induction motor, spindle travel at over 3-1/8 inch for maximum depth cutting, and an innovative X-shaped XACTA laser to ensure drilling accuracy.

  • Motor 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Horsepower 1/3 HP
  • Spindle Travel (in.) 3.15
  • Max. Drilling Capacity (in.) 5/8
  • Chuck Size (in.) 5/8
  • Swing (in.) 12
  • Spindle Taper MT-2
  • Table Size (LxW/in.) 9-1/2 x 9-1/2
  • Base Size (LxW/in.) 11-1/2 x 16-1/2
  • Table Size with extension (LxW/in.) 9-1/2 x 16-1/2
  • Speed Range (RPM) 530 3100
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Weight: 88 lbs

What is a Drill Press?

A drill press (also known as pedestal drill, pillar drill, or bench drill) is a fixed style of drill that may be mounted on a stand or bolted to the floor or workbench. A drill press consists of a base, column (or pillar), table, spindle (or quill), and drill head, usually driven by an induction motor. The head has a set of handles (usually 3) radiating from a central hub that, when turned, move the spindle and chuck vertically, parallel to the axis of the column. The table can be adjusted vertically and is generally moved by a rack and pinion; however, some older models rely on the operator to lift and reclamp the table in position.
The table may also be offset from the spindle's axis and in some cases rotated to a position perpendicular to the column. The size of a drill press is typically measured in terms of swing. Swing is defined as twice the throat distance, which is the distance from the center of the spindle to the closest edge of the pillar. For example, a 16-inch (410 mm) drill press will have an 8-inch (200 mm) throat distance.

A drill press has a number of advantages over a hand-held drill:
  • Less effort is required to apply the drill to the workpiece. The movement of the chuck and spindle is by a lever working on a rack and pinion, which gives the operator considerable mechanical advantage
  • The table allows a vise or clamp to be used to position and restrain the work, making the operation much more secure
  • The angle of the spindle is fixed relative to the table, allowing holes to be drilled accurately and consistently
  • Drill presses are almost always equipped with more powerful motors compared to hand-held drills. This enables larger drill bits to be used and also speeds up drilling with smaller bits.

For most drill presses--especially those meant for woodworking or home use--speed change is achieved by manually moving a belt across a stepped pulley arrangement. Some drill presses add a third stepped pulley to increase the number of available speeds. Modern drill presses can, however, use a variable-speed motor in conjunction with the stepped-pulley system. Medium-duty drill presses such as those used in machine shop (tool room) applications are equipped with a continuously variable transmission. This mechanism is based on variable-diameter pulleys driving a wide, heavy-duty belt. This gives a wide speed range as well as the ability to change speed while the machine is running.

Delta Small Drill Press

  • 12-inch drill press with laser crosshairs to ensure precise drilling
  • 1/3 HP Motor, 120vac
  • 5 Speeds (620-3,100 RPM)
  • 8-1/2" x 9-7/8" Tilting Table
  • 34" H x 11" W X 21" D
  • 1/2" Jacobs® Chuck and Key
  • 1-1/2" quill dia., 2-3/8" stroke
  • Belts, pulleys, motor control and instructions included
  • Includes adjustable lamp
  • Two year manufacturer's warranty.
  • Weight 78 pounds
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Shop Fox Drilling Machine

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Shop Fox Benchtop Radial Drill:
model W1669

  • Motor: 1/2 H.P., 110V with aluminum cooling fins
  • 1/2" steel drilling capacity
  • Overall height: 31-1/2"
  • Spindle travel: 3-1/4"
  • Number of speeds: 5
  • Drill chuck: 5/8"
  • Head tilts: 45 degrees left / 90 degrees right
  • Range of speeds: 550, 880, 1520, 2490, 3470 R.P.M.
  • Swing: 34" maximum
  • Table: Precision ground cast iron
  • Rack and pinion table adjustment
  • Table size: 8-5/8" x 9"
  • Table swing: 360 degrees
  • Table tilts: 90 degrees in both directions
  • Approx. Ship. Weight: 100 lbs.
  • 2 year warranty
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Grizzly Tabletop Radial Drill Press

Designed exclusively for Grizzly, this radial drill press is very popular with both wood and metalworking shops that have bulky projects. Head swivels 360°; and tilts 45°; left and right. Swing is a huge 45" (you can drill in the middle of a 45" diameter round piece) and spindle can be brought close to the column with the uniquely designed swivel post. Slots in table allow you to use a variety of clamping devices.
Grizzly Mini Radial Drill Press
model G9969

  • Motor size: 1 H.P., Single Phase
  • Voltage: 110V/220V
  • Switch & wiring: 110V
  • Overall height: 51"
  • Spindle travel: 3-1/4"
  • Number of speeds: 12
  • Drill chuck: 5/8"
  • Spindle taper: MT #3
  • Range of speeds: 200-3000 RPM
  • Swing: 45"
  • Drilling capacity: 1-1/4" Steel
  • Head tilts: 45°; R/L
  • Head swivels: 360°;
  • Main column diameter: 5"
  • Max. distance spindle to base: 36"
  • Base size: 17-1/2" x 39-1/2"
  • Approx. ship. weight: 525 lbs.
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