Whether you need a bench top or floor mount drill press, the advantages a stationary drill press has over a hand-held drill are indisputable. Less effort is required to apply the drill to the workpiece and the movement of the chuck and spindle gives you considerable mechanical advantage. These machines also allow a vise or a clamp to position and lock the material you are drilling in place, making it much more secure. Also, the angle of the spindle is fixed in relation to the table, allowing holes to be drilled precisely. If you are looking for a production model drill press, consider an Ellis model. Ellis has been in business for 60 years and their drill presses are designed for high volume shop work.