Genesis CDP500, 8 Inch 5 Speed Drill Press
This unit from Genesis Power Tools is much like the Grizzly or Central Machinery units we looked at. The motor is rated at 2.5 amps, but not rated in horsepower. I’m guessing it’s pretty much a 1/3 HP motor like those other units, based upon power consumption specs I’ve been seeing for the other drill presses. Being an induction motor, the CDP500 is nice and quiet as well as being maintenance-free. You don’t have to worry about brushes and commutators wearing out so you’ll get years of use out of this drill press. It has a 1/2 inch chuck with a 2 inch spindle travel. The 6-1/4 inch square table tilts 45 degrees in both directions. The Genesis CDP500 is another nice, compact unit on our list.