Tool review: Floor-standing Drill Presses
Three more that matter
As a rule of thumb, the larger the bit diameter, the slower the speed, so you'll need to change spindle speeds frequently, perhaps as often as you change bits. Only one tested model makes this a snap with its variable-speed selector, shown top right. With the rest of the machines you must reposition two belts on three pulleys. None proved overly difficult, but short motor-mount handles make it tougher to get the right amount of tension.