Woodworking drill presses are essential, whether you're a novice or a pro
We know that a drill press is an essential piece of equipment for you, whether you're a beginning woodworker or a pro. That's why we offer a variety of drill presses from which you can choose. There are several reasons why woodworking enthusiasts trust and use a drill press instead of a handheld drill for most of their projects. One reason is that a drill press has a depth stop. That comes in handy when, for example, you're drilling along and you accidentally drilled all the way through a piece of engineered lumber instead of halfway, as you meant to. Plus, if you have to make several holes of the same depth, it's easy to do with a drill press.
The speed at which a handheld drill spins is based on how hard you squeeze the trigger. With a drill press, you determine the speed by easily adjusting the drive belt's position. Some drill presses have tables you can adjust so you can drill at an angle, which is much more difficult to do with a handheld drill. Even though handheld drills serve several great purposes, when you have a lot of woodworking to do and compare a drill press with a handheld drill, the drill press wins every time.
One model we think you'll get years of use out of is the 15-inch drill press with a laser and LED light from Craftsman, America's most trusted brand. We know you'll want it for woodworking projects, but it's so flexible you'll be finding yourself using it for a number of jobs. After all, it'll cut holes in steel, aluminum, plastics and more. It turns smoothly even at the high-speed setting. (It also has a high torque spindle setting.) Precision is key. We know you want your woodworking projects to look their very best. So that's why we know you'll enjoy its laser precision and consistency. It has a rigid frame on a steel post, making it sturdy. With its 3/4 HP motor, it spins from 240 to an impressive 3,470 revolutions per minute. Another feature that makes this a popular choice with consumers is the fast swapping depth adjustment and both X and Y axis positioning. If you're burning the midnight oil working on a project, you'll like the LED work light.
A drill guide allows you to be able to hit the right spot with your drill every time. Instead of trusting your hand-eye coordination, a drill guide will let you get the drill in the right position before it is even turned on. Simply put the drill guide on top of the wood where the hole will be. Without turning on the drill, lower the drill bit. Once it touches the wood, line up the drill bit with your pencil mark. Once you bring the drill bit back up to its original position, it'll be centered perfectly over the hole.
Sears caters to woodworkers like you by providing all the tools you need, from drill presses to saw blades to millwork tools. We also price them so they're budget-friendly. Trust Sears to get investment-worthy pieces at a budget-friendly price.