Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:23 AM
Harbor freight sells a good bench top drill press but make sure you get the press with the keyed chuck. The cheaper model has a problem holding bits. Also Harbor freight has a 20% off coupon every so often that makes the price quite good. I have the keyed chuck press and am building a full scale airplane, I have drilled countless holes in aluminun as well as some in steel 3/8 inch thick and have had no problems. The key is to run the press at the proper speed and don't skimp on bits get the best you can buy and they will cut properly and last.