We all know that the drill press is a tool utilized to make holes on different types of materials or used to connect pieces of the same materials with some screws. Through some drill press reviews we could see its outstanding functions and understand more about its using. However, there will have still some misunderstanding in utilizing and working with this machine. In this article, I will give you more details to introduce about a drill press in woodworking.

  1. Types of materials

There are several types of drill presses and also there are a lot of drill bits, as known as countersinks. Each type is often suitable for one kind of material and there will have some certain bits suited. Some materials that are drilled with a drill press are listed as bellows.


When it comes to constructing, concrete is one of the main materials used during the whole process. However, the concrete will be made solid and be dried. People often drill some holes for different purposes. It can be drilled to make a hole to insert the nails or some hangers. Sometimes, the concrete is drilled to make decorative holes.

Anyway, the drill press is versatile in such a case. You could see a lot of drill presses in building on the grounds that workers will use this tool to drill different types of concrete pieces with different thickness.

For drilling concrete material, the countersink should be very pointy and has large capacity on the grounds that a piece of concrete is often very thick.


The drill press for drilling metal, especially iron is absolutely distinguished from that for drilling concrete. The bits must be durable since when they access the metal plate, the bit may be worn out quickly.


Wood seems to be the material drilled the most by the drill press. In the scope of woodworking, the drill press is the only machine helping to make holes on the wood piece.

The countersink for drilling wood material has to be sharp enough but not as sharp as the countersink for drilling the two materials above. Every carpenter or every person who have jobs related to wood outsourcing will have at least a drill press and they are knowledgeable of this machine.

Other purposes

In addition to drilling some types of materials, the drill press is designed differently to support medical industry. You know that, there are some diseases that make the bone or some hard parts in our bodies such as teeth or nails. In several cases, the doctors have to get some to do researches in order to figure out the decay and they will have to use a drill press.

Of course, this type of drill press must be different from the types mentioned above. The countersink will be also softer.

  1. The ability to drill

The ability to drill of a drill press depends mainly on the diameter of the countersink and the type of machine. In more details, if the diameter of the countersink is small and it is pointy, it will help to increase the drilling efficiency. By contrast, if the countersink has larger diameter, the capacity may be reduced a little bit on the grounds that the accessing area is larger, which prolongs the time of drilling.

In addition to this, the type of drill press also decides the ability to drill. For example, a cord drill press that uses the electric power will give higher capacity for drilling than a cordless drill press that uses a battery. That is often a handheld drill press and it is used for simple purposes with drilling thin and light material.

You could consult in all the specifications of the drill press on the original website of a specific brand. Each kind of drill press will have different specifications and you can base on that to choose the most suitable one for you.

In conclusion, a drill press appears everywhere in our life on the grounds that it is applied into almost all fields related to creating new furniture or repairing the old ones. I hope that the introduction in this article is helpful for you, especially those who are just new users of a drill press.