Hello Barbe Saint John,
Don’t waste money on the Dremel drill press. Too much play.
I bought the smallest benchtop drill press that Harbor Freight
sells, when it was on sale for, hmmm $39 I think. It’s noisy,
vibrates, and is belt-driven. Shifting the belt from one pulley to
another is how you vary the speed. Not a precision tool, but the
chuck takes the smallest drill bits I have (without a collet) and
there is virtually no play in use. The unit takes up relatively
little space - about 12"x15" footprint, so I leave it set up. It’s
soooo nice to have a drill press to quickly make holes in sheet or
enlarge the hole in a Bali bead. I don’t use it a lot, and it’s
fine for my needs.
HOWEVER, if you will be doing production with 100s of holes, spend
the money for a smoother working unit. You won’t miss the noise and
That’s my take on drill presses,
Judy in Kansas