Top 10 Best 1/2" Drill Presses

People's Choice

These Are Some Of The Highest Rated 1/2" Drill Presses Available Today
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2. Hougen 0904101 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (30 Points)
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I can't express how much I love Hougen tools! This is my Hougen Magnetic Drill Press. I really like this drill press for the money. It works great very happy with it. I had very few of issues that were quickly resolved.

The Dewalt DWE1622K Magnetic Drill Press B00N3HSVXK was undoubtedly our favorite 1/2" Drill Presses. Having said that, there were a range of other truly premium 1/2" Drill Presses worth showcasing here that barely missed first place.

Next on our list is made by Hougen known to be a very respectable tool supplier. Hougen's Magnetic Drill Presses are among their leading tools. It was fantastic to try the 0904101. I was very satisfied with this tool!

This Magnetic Drill Press is merely $845.00. That is an exceptional deal for a top quality Drill Press like the 0904101 by Hougen. The Hougen 0904101 is really a sound option. Of you are unsure about our number one choice, I'd suggest you go with this Drill Press.

Full Hougen 0904101 Review

Hougen 0904101 Features

Large 1-1/2" x 2" capacity, The Drill of Choice for Fabrication

Lightweight, Powerful and Versatile, Hidden motor cord , Ergonomic housing

Increased Safety with Less Maintenance, Lower Overall Height, Lift Detector Safety System

LED Pilot Light for Low Light Conditions and Greater Hole Accuracy

Slot Drive Arbor for More Accuracy and Quicker Change Out of Accessories

Producer of over 400 patents worldwide

First precision annular sheet metal hole cutters

First magnetic drill to use annular cutters

The BLUEROCK TOOLS BLACK-BRM-35A-B AZ and the 0904109 by Hougen are worth considering also. Both tool brands are known for their premium quality Drill Presses. Both of these two options are rated highly also. Users gave the BLUEROCK TOOLS an score on average of 4.2/5 stars. You can compare that to the Hougen 0904109 that holds an average score of 5.0/5 stars.

The BLACK-BRM-35A-B AZ by BLUEROCK TOOLS offers a few really premium features like Drilling Capacity: 7/16"-1 1/2" - 2" depth. The 0904109 by Hougen however, is very competitive featuring The mag drill of choice for fabrication. Lightweight, compact, powerful, & versatile. Large 1-1/2" x 2" capacity - Hidden motor cord - Ergonomic housing - Increased safety with less maintenance and even Lower overall height - Pilot light - Two stage magnet - 30% power increase when motor is turned on - Positive slug ejection - Slot Drive arbor for more accuracy and quicker change out of accessories.

Each of these two selections make a great decision for someone whose in the market for 1/2" Drill Presses
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3. BLUEROCK TOOLS BLACK-BRM-35A-B AZ Magnetic Drill Press

  • (22 Points)

Speeds go low enough for larger metal bits. This is a hobby quality Magnetic Drill Press. I think its a great buy for the money. The construction is pretty amazing for the price. Got it fast, easy to assemble, works great.

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4. Hougen 0904109 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (15 Points)

This Magnetic Drill Press does heavy work effortlessly. Anything bigger would be overkill. This is a dream compared to using a hand drill. It is a general purpose Magnetic Drill Press. Easy assembly for anyone with basic skills.

Honorable Mentions

If the 1/2" Drill Presses we rated above fail to meet your needs, we rated several other choices that might better match your needs. There really are a plenty of excellent tools available to pick from. The Drill Presses we ranked above are our favorites. However, the Drill Presses shown below offer several distinct features on top of the fact that they are each premium 1/2" Drill Presses.

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5. Mophorn MD13 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (12 Points)

I would buy it again the next chance I get. This is a dream compared to using a hand drill. The motor was impressively smooth and silent. I'm glad to say this Magnetic Drill Press does wonders. Has many features that make my job easier.

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6. Hougen 0904105 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (10 Points)

This Magnetic Drill Press does the job as intended. You will be pleased with this Magnetic Drill Press. Uses more upgraded parts than other brands. This is my Hougen Magnetic Drill Press. It has no problem at all starting at low speed.

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7. Evolution Power Tools EVO42 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (7 Points)

So far, I’m happy with my purchase. Assembly was very straightforward and uneventful. Very nice hobby tool, perfect for my application. The head and work table are sturdy. It has some personality and I like the color.

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8. Steel Dragon Tools SP5101 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (6 Points)

I am very happy with this Magnetic Drill Press. Great Magnetic Drill Press for the money. Worth more than I paid for. The on/off switch is large and placed well. Once the threads finally grabbed, it was easy.

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9. Hougen 0904103HOU Magnetic Drill Press

  • (6 Points)

Thank you Hougen for the awesome drill. Very strong motor, quiet running. The price was also very reasonable. Very impressive for a Magnetic Drill Press in this price range. It is a general purpose Magnetic Drill Press.

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10. Hougen 0905109 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (3 Points)

The table is adequate and easy to adjust. This is an excellent machine at this price range. I can't express how much I love Hougen tools! The motor was impressively smooth and silent. It has no problem at all starting at low speed.