Top 7 Best Compact Drill Presses

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Compact Drill Presses Available Today
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2. Hougen 0904109 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (15 Points)
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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.

It's true that the Jancy Magnetic Drill Press B00ENJG3N2 was the Compact Drill Presses that we graded at the top. That being said, there were a handful of other really premium Compact Drill Presses we wanted to showcase here that barely missed the mark.

Hougen is another top producer of Drill Presses. They build the tool that is next on our rundown. Hougen's Magnetic Drill Presses are great as well. I was excited to try the model 0904109 and I was not let down!

This Magnetic Drill Press is only $1257.00. That is a great deal for a premium Drill Press like the 0904109 by Hougen. The Hougen 0904109 is definitely a sound alternative. Of you are not sure about our top pick, I'd advise to choose this Drill Press.

Full Hougen 0904109 Review

Hougen 0904109 Features

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

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

Feed handles quickly change from side to side - Lift detector safety system - Rear mounted controls - Gravity feed coolant system - Carrying case included (09202) - Two year warranty

Swivel Base adds even greater versatility:Precisely line up your pilot with the holes center location - One stroke lock and unlock handle - Great for horizontal, overhead, tight areas, and getting out over another piece of steel - Patented

Hougen HMD904S 115-Volt Swivel Base Magnetic Drill Fabricator's Kit Includes: HMD904 Swivel Base Coolant, 1/2" Drill Chuck, Adapter, & "12,000-Series" Cutter Kit ((2) Pilots, (2) Wrenches and (5) Cutters (9/16, 11/16, 13/16, 15/16 & 1-1/16")) and Carrying Case, Pint of Coolant, Safety Chain, & Hex Wrenches.

Producer of over 400 patents worldwide

First precision annular sheet metal hole cutters

First magnetic drill to use annular cutters

Aside from the tools we reviewed above, I would definitely take a look at the by Jancy and the 0904105 by Hougen. Both Jancy and Hougen are considered two of the best suppliers of premium Drill Presses. Each of these particular selections enjoy great end user reviews as well. The advertises a score of 3.6/5 as compared to 5.0/5 star rating received by the 0904105 by Hougen.

The Jancy gives some really choice features such as 120V, 11.5 amp magnetic-base drill press with 1.75 horsepower (HP) 1380 watt single-phase motor weighs 30 lb.. The Hougen 0904105 although, is hard to beat offering The mag drill of choice for fabrication. Lightweight, compact, powerful, & versatile. Now better than ever completely redesigned with more features. and even Large 7/16"-1-1/2" dia. / 2" D.O.C. Capacity and a 450 RPM motor. New - pilot light for low light or no light conditions, New - two stage magnet 30% power increase when motor is turned on..

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either of these Compact Drill Presses
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3. Jancy Magnetic Drill Press

  • (13 Points)

The construction is pretty amazing for the price. Easy assembly for anyone with basic skills. The table is more-or-less perfectly designed. It is a general purpose Magnetic Drill Press. I would buy it again the next chance I get.

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4. 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.

Honorable Mentions

If you are thinking that the Compact Drill Presses above fail to meet your needs, we have several additional selections that might better fit your needs. There really are a lot of terrific tools available to pick from. Through extensive research and assessments, the tools we reviewed earlier were our preferred Drill Presses. That doesn't mean there aren't several more great Compact Drill Presses.

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5. C.S. Unitec Magnetic Drill Press

  • (9 Points)

So far, I’m happy with my purchase. The paint looks great right out of the box. It has no problem at all starting at low speed. It works great very happy with it. The smooth lever is a nice touch and well made.

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6. BDS MAB 155 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (2 Points)

The speed settings are well spaced and useful. Aesthetically it looks amazing. I would buy it again the next chance I get. You will be pleased with this Magnetic Drill Press. The smooth lever is a nice touch and well made.

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7. BLUEROCK TOOLS MINI MAG TYP-28 Magnetic Drill Press

  • (2 Points)

It works great very happy with it. I drilled a a bunch of holes and the tool worked well. I had my doubts about this purchase, but wow was I proven wrong. Speeds go low enough for larger metal bits. This is a dream compared to using a hand drill.