How Much Space Do You Need To Put A Drill Press In Your Shop?

Drill presses have been around for quite a while. You have probably seen a lot of different drill presses in various woodworking shops. These kinds of tools are designed primarily to help keep precision while drilling holes. Of course, drill presses can be used for many other things as well, such as sanding, wood shaping, and a lot more.

There are lots of different sizes and types of drill presses, and for that, you might start to ask if a particular type would suit your room or your projects. It is best to read in this article in order to help you identify the types of drill press you may want to purchase to fit in your woodworking room.

How Drill Presses are Built

Drill presses are built around a vertical post attached to a heavy steel base-plate for stability. The drill head or quill, which contains the chuck, spindle and bit, is simply plunged down into the workpiece when the pinion levers are turned on the side of the machine.

A work-support table is mounted to the post, and the table can be raised, lowered and pivoted to boreholes at a wide range of angles in the workpiece of many different sizes. Both standalone and bench-top versions are available, with the bench-top versions offering space-saving storage, while the stand-alone offer greater capacity for a larger workpiece, more power for tougher materials, and usually a wider range of operating speeds.

How Big Do You Really Need?

Drill presses are generally large in terms of their size and structure, and the manner of how they are used requires some amount of space in your woodworking room to fully execute your tasks. So it is best for you to get smaller models, especially for home projects.