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DEWALT 2-Speed Magnetic Drill Press

Last updated: September 4, 2019


The DEWALT 2-Speed Magnetic Drill Press has a quick-release feed, making it easy to shift between the two speeds. You can also complete tool-free chuck changes, adding to its ease of use. The 10-AMP motor helps you power through the toughest materials.

We looked at the top Drill Presses and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Drill Press you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 48 expert reviews, the DEWALT 2-Speed Magnetic Drill Press placed 1st when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The DEWALT DWE1622K 2″ 2-Speed Magnetic Drill Press features a 10 amp motor with 2-speed settings that provide optimal performance in a variety of applications. This press has overload protection electronics which prevent motor damage and excess accessory wear designed for long life. A Quick Change chuck system allows for tool free change between 3/4″ Weldon Shank and 1/2″ keyed chuck, and the Quick Release feed handles provide tool free change of handles to either side of the tool. The magnetic self feed cooling tank allows the user to regulate the flow of cooling fluid and can be placed on either side of tool or on a work surface to allow for a variety of tool orientations. 4″ Drill travel offers maximum capacity for heavy duty applications, along with a motor height adjustment that gives greater range of accessory compatibility. Includes: DWE1622 Drill Press, Safety chain, and Height adjustment tool, Quick change 1/2-in keyed chuck, Kit box.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Heavy-duty w/a strong magnet
Solid design with a powerful motor.
The unit’s 10.0 AMP motor makes short work of steel workpieces and allows one to adjust the speed according to the task at hand.
This one has an amazing 10 AMP motor that delivers when it comes to top notch performance. This one is easy to use and you have 2-speed settings to make your work easier.
These features include a quick-change chuck system that makes it possible for you to change between 3/4″ Weldon Shank and 1/2″ keyed chuck without using tools. The feeding handles can be placed on either side of the drill – also without using tools.
The machine is equipped with a powerful motor that can run its 2-speed setting with ease. With the ability to deliver a maximum current of 10 amps, it can drill through heavy steels easily.
- Drilly
Work speed efficiency is further incresed due to the quick release feed handles
Its different speed setting enables you to use the tool for various purposes. The Dewalt DWE 1622K allows you to switch the speed to either 450 or 300 rotations per minute.
The DEWALT DWE1622K gives you optimal performance and a wide range of applications all due to the 10.0 Amp motor with 2 speed settings. Even heavy duty applications are possible because of the 4-3/8″ drill travel that provides maximum capacity.

What reviewers didn't like

While some users like the Quick Change chuck system, others find it ineffective, resulting in a "loose" fit.
Some users noted that the cutters and drill chuck wobble because of the design.
This unit offers only two speed settings, which isn’t that great when we compare it with the models of the competitors.
The chuck changing system is a bit of a drag to work with.
Chuck change system can be improved
The Quick-Change Chuck System May Lose Fit.
- Drilly
A single user complained about the quick release chuck system not being up to the job
The speed stings are limited to only two options.
Drill overheat (rarely)
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