Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 110
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kirt Ryobi items not bad for on the cheap but this one is horrible
Chuck does not run true causing lots of vibration. Brought it back got a new one. New one same problem. Like stated this thing can't bore a 1" hole through anything but maybe cardboard without stalling out and that is if it doesn't vibrate too bad. Forget about drilling through metal or hardwoods and small drill?? Don't even bother , you will snap them right off. Table swings side to side as well. What a waste of $. Back to the vice and hand drill for me
June 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hobbyist17 good drill press
I just bought this drill press from my local home depot and i couldn't be more happy with it. the drill was easy to assemble, the instructions were clear and it runs smoothly. an added bonus was that the drill chuck alignment and laser were spot on straight out of the box. to switch the speeds could be a little easier because one has to reach over the drill press to the back in order to change it. the fence is sturdy when tightened, but if one wants to change the height of the table the alignment is off and one would have to fix that. the last issue with this is also a minor one but when i wanted to change the speed to its lowest i heard a strange grinding noise and discovered that the belt was rubbing against 2 bolts inside the lid. i fixed this problem easily by just filing the tops of the bolts until it ran smoothly
overall its a great drill press and i would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a decent quality cheap drill press
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stylensky 10 years and still drilling with this press.
I bought this press 10 years ago out of a need to complete a quick job. Since then , I have used it to drill /bore holes in all sorts of metal projects that have came to my shop. Including using step bits to bore 1 inch holes is 3/8 thick steel plates. I've done this dozens and dozens of times now.
Sure, if you don't know how to use a drill press and try to rush it then it will lock down and stop spinning (you have to use cutting oil ). I've used presses that cost thousands of dollars and they do the same thing when misused. If you use the correct ratio on the belt drive then you can drill just about any project you need.
I thought that a $100 drill press would surely have failed by now but it's still going strong. I just built a tow hitch for my truck last week with it. Once again it drilled through 3/8 steel with no problem, Even for the big 1" hole for the ball to mount through.
Those guys giving this press a bad rating simply don't know what their doing. Either that or they work for a rival company and are leaving false feedback.
Mine has paid for itself several times over now. When (if?) this one finally breaks then I'll gladly buy another "cheap" Ryobi press.
December 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cutworm A little Work Horse
I've had this drill press about 3 years and it's been great. It has no run out and drills great with forstner, brad, spade and all other bits. The lasers are repeatable once set. I haven't touched them since the initial adjustment. The perfect drill press for the small shop.
January 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grace I am very pleased with thi drill press.
The instructions for assembly were easy to follow. I have used this drill press for a several projects and it is very easy to use. The laser sights need to be callibrated before use because they were not accurate. The callibration was easy.
January 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TomB Close, but no cigar...
This unit, although looking stout enough from a few feet away. It is REALLY light duty.
Also, I set it up yesterday and was drilling small holes (3/16") in 1/8" steel, and the thing vibrates very significantly when the quill is extended--which is bad because, well, it's a drill press. Then when I started it to drill the second or third hole, the chuck froze and the motor sat there and hummed. So I had to shut it off, run the quill in and out a few times while turning the chuck by hand. I'd say that my unit is somewhat less than "optimal," so back she goes...
That's what I get for buying a $130 drill press, I guess.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Giggity Sweet Drill Press
I recently bought the 10" Ryobi drill press. I was originally looking at purchasing the 12", but it was too big and bulky for my set up. I am very pleased overall with the 10" drill press. It has some nice features such as a built in work light, easy set drill depth gauge, Exactline laser cross lines and it comes with a work vice to hold smaller products in place.
However I do find the work table a little on the small size. Also when the work table is raised higher for working the laser lines become ineffective.
Excluding these couple very minor draw backs it is a nice drill press that performs well and does everything that I need.
March 23, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BEJ90069 Did not hold up during warranty
I used this machine to burnish leather in the den of my condominium. The method involved is holding l the side of latigo leather strips against a rotating wooden tool with steel shank. Weekly usage has been less than a couple hours a day and not every day. The machine was noisy from day 1 but my expectations of this machine were low from the start. because of the price I paid.. I will try to get a refund through warranty as I don't want another one of these. Next I will be shopping for a new brand of drill press that has better specs than this model and am prepared to spend more.
August 17, 2014