Should you buy or build your own drill press stand?

Recently, while I was on a break from my job, where I write about Joomla for beginners, I caught my mind wandering about a subject many workshop owners might think about themselves: Should you buy or build your own drill press stand?

To give you the entire picture, I have to admit that I started entertaining this idea after an incident that happened some weeks ago when I found myself in an argument with a close friend of mine who had just bought a drill press stand and was questioning whether or not he had made the right decision. So, in case you this is a hot topic for you as well, below you can find my arguments and overall conclusions.


On the one hand, I have to admit that the thought of making an investment and putting the issue to rest is quite appealing. One has to admit that, when buying an item specially designed to serve a purpose, such as the Bench Clamp Drill Press Stand, the chances are that that product is reliable and durable. Moreover, by choosing this way out, you won’t have to spend time thinking about another DIY project and trying to buy the appropriate materials. Additionally, you won’t have to waste time constructing a drill press stand and postpone working on other projects that you have dreamed about for quite a long time. Not to mention, there are plenty of people who do not know how to work with wood, the main `ingredient` of this kind of projects.


On the other hand, constructing a drill press stand can turn into an adventure for the many that enjoy working with wood as part of their DIY projects. What’s more, by designing and constructing this type of equipment by yourself, you will be able to personalize the workshop and give it an original look. Because you are the one that is going to use the device and the machine, you are best equipped to decide the dimensions and the shape of the drill press stand. As a result, if you end up constructing it, you will have the call when it comes to designing an item that is both practical and that fits well with the overall arrangement of the workshop. So, if for example, you find yourself in need of extra space for your other tools, you can add a few extra drawers to the stand.

All in all, I believe that the answer to the question `should you buy or build your own drill press stand?` can only be answered individually. Because, while there are people that know how to and like to work with wood, there are also others that should stick to their other projects and leave constructing drill press stands to the pros. I, for one, belong to the latter category!