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Delta 18-900L 18-Inch Laser Drill Press

Pros: A large model with the rigidity and capacity to perform any job. Repeatedly gets top reviews form satisfied customers who want the best drill press money can buy.

Cons: A costly model that is worth the price, especially for users who need a drill press with unsurpassed quality.

Summary: By far the best drill press available, and a must-have for consumers who want professional quality and durable performance.
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JET 354165 JDP-15M 3/4-HP 15-Inch Bench Drill Pres...

Pros: A rigid and rugged model with 150 pounds of durability. Stands out for its smooth yet powerful performance and ability to do most any job with the proper attachments.

Cons: Doesn't have as many features as the Delta model.

Summary: A solid drill press that will get tough jobs accomplished, but we recommend the Delta for users who want the best model available.
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Shop Fox W1668 3/4-HP Bench-Top Drill Press

Pros: A rugged model in a small package, but its size doesn't compromise its performance. Stands out for having a lot of power for the cost and a size that easily fits most work areas.

Cons: Some reviewers commented that the finish lacks the quality of similar models we tested, but the Shop Fox's performance is not affected by this concern.

Summary: A good choice for consumers who want the performance of a professional-grade drill press without paying the high price.
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SKIL 3320-01 120-Volt 10-Inch Drill Press

Pros: Though a basic drill press, this affordable model offers a 2-beam laser alignment system for precise drilling and impressive performance.

Cons: Though assembling this model is somewhat challenging, its value makes it worth the effort.

Summary: The combination of its value price and reliable performance make this model the best value available on the market.
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WEN 4208 8-Inch 5 Speed Drill Press

Pros: A basic yet solid drill press. The cast iron construction of the table, drill head, and base provide the structure necessary to perform a wide range of jobs.

Cons: Lacks many convenient features that come standard on other models.

Summary: Consumers who simply want a no-frills drill press won't be disappointed, but we found that the SKIL is an all-around better value.