Delta 18-Inch Laser Drill Press

Last updated date: May 5, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Delta Delta 18-Inch Laser Drill Press placed 1st when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.7
116 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This drill press has TWINLASER guides installed in front of the head of the drill which works in collaboration with the bright LED lights to optimize the level of accuracy when drilling hole
- Drill Press View
April 29, 2016 | Full review
This drill has a 16 speed motor that can drill through most materials easily. The induction motor is heavy duty with a capacity of 3/4 HP.
- Wood Working Toolkit
January 20, 2019 | Full review
It has all the features and does everything the other drills in our ratings can, but it is bigger, more rigid, more durable, and has greater capacities
- BestReviews
Auto-Tensioning Belt Drive System allows for fast and easy speed changes while maximizing transmission efficiency with consistent belt tension and motor alignment.
- A Concord Carpenter
This drill is produced by Delta; it is simple to modify the depth of this drill press in order for you to set your machine for it to drill exact holes with the depth you need.
- All Top Ten Reviews
June 24, 2018 | Full review
Accuracy is achieved with micro-adjustable depth stops and an independent depth scale, allowing woodworkers to zero the scale and set up for repetitive drilling in a quick and easy manner.
- Pro Tool Reviews
July 7, 2010 | Full review
With this Delta Laser Drill Press, you get over 16 different speeds for drilling. These speeds will provide a wide range of drilling options, making it perfect for those who need to do careful and precise work.
- My Drill Press
September 3, 2015 | Full review
Extremely nice/smooth to operate, and the auto-tensioning belt drive system saves time between speed changes and ensures consistent belt tension and motor alignment.
- Drill Press Pro
What experts didn't like
A little complicated to assemble
- Drill Press View
April 29, 2016 | Full review
The speed adjustment can be tedious at times. This is because it involves changing the relative position of the belts. Since this may require removing and re-installing the belt, it can be wearisome at times.
- Wood Working Toolkit
January 20, 2019 | Full review
On the higher ends of the price range, but its durability may end up saving you money in the long run
- BestReviews
The speed regulation can be tedious sometimes
- All Top Ten Reviews
June 24, 2018 | Full review
Some people reported is the machine becoming overly heated as well as some parts breaking down.
- My Drill Press
September 3, 2015 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Delta 18-900L 18 in. Laser Drill Press features a rugged design for professional use. Ideal for woodworking, it's designed to provide the accuracy and precision you need to get the job done right the first time. It boasts a heavy-duty motor for powerful performance and an auto-tensioning belt drive system for effortless speed changes. An LED lamp illuminates the work surface for enhanced visibility and adjustable laser lines intersect to mark where the drill bit will descend into your workpiece. The accurate Class IIIA laser is built with a high quality less than 5mw laser that operates with precision cross hairs that mark the drilling point.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Delta 18-Inch Laser Drill Press
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
2. DEWALT 2-Speed Magnetic Drill Press
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
3. WEN 12-Inch Variable Speed Drill Press
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
4. JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
5. WEN 8-In 5-Speed Drill Press
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Dremel Rotary Tool Workstation Drill Press
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Shop Fox Oscillating Floor Drill Press
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
8. SKIL 3.2 Amp 10-Inch Drill Press
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9

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