Delta DP300L 12-Inch TwinLaser Crosshair Drill Press

The Delta DP300L 12-Inch Twin Laser crosshairs Drill Press does exactly what it says in the product description. It comes with a good number of features and is quite powerful, although it is not professional grade and best suited to home shop applications. It is also an exceptionally affordable model.

Product Features:

  • A flexible work lamp illuminates the word surface for extra visibility.
  • The industrial motor in this drill press is high performance and designed for longevity.
  • The DP300L comes with a tilting table allowing for angular drilling.
  • Five motor speeds on the drill; perfect for drilling a wide variety of materials.

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The motor on the Delta DP300L has five speeds, and is capable of drilling a range of materials including wood, metals and plastics. The flexible lamp illuminates the word surface to make it easier for you to see what you are doing, and the laser cross hairs ensure accurate drilling every time; however we found you may need to recalibrate it every so often to maintain accuracy.

The unit comes with an instruction manual that is relatively easy to follow, and setup of the press is pretty straight forward so you should be drilling in no time at all.


  • Powerful drill for long-lasting use.
  • Very reasonable price tag.


  • Flimsy packaging.
  • Have to recalibrate the laser cross hairs often.

What users of the Delta DP300L are saying about this drill press:

There are mixed reviews of this product right across the board. Some people are quite happy with the DP300L, and others seem not so. One of the main points to note is the lack of sturdy packaging. For a machine of this size and weight, the cardboard box and Styrofoam inside are inadequate.

After reading many user reviews of this product, it seems those who use the drill infrequently, or for hobby activities find it very easy to use and are, overall, impressed with the quality and easy of use. Those who use it for more serious applications get frustrated with the lack of professional grade components in the drill press, and would have been happier to pay a higher price for a more professional standard product.

Here is a example of some user comments:

“… thin cardboard box was all that separated many of the cast iron parts from the world. The Styrofoam inside was all but disintegrated and there was only one piece of tape top and bottom and 3 straps holding it altogether (86 lbs mind you). Upon opening, nothing looked damaged and all the broken foam stayed in place.”

“…Assembly was easy and proceeded exactly as the manual specified. All metal parts have a healthy dose of protective oil. You can wipe the excess oil with a clean rag (but never actually wash or “clean” the oiled surfaces).”

“…I am overall satisfied with the tool.”

“…Same with the laser. I actually found that I need to recalibrate the lasers each time I change the table height slightly if I want them to be dead accurate.”

Our Conclusions

Delta were always a top quality hardware manufacturer, but in recent years Delta was sold to an overseas owner and production has since moved to China. As a direct result of this, quality of manufacturing and the quality of the components used in Delta products has dropped significantly.

Although overall the Delta DP300L is a quality product and does what it is made for, it is more of an over-powered hobby drill. Anybody looking for a more professional grade product should be looking to pay a little more. When it comes to drill presses and hardware like this, you do generally pay for quality.

Additional Product Details:

Product Dimensions: 31 x 18 x 13 inches ; 42 pounds
Shipping Weight: 84.8 pounds
Item model number: DP300L

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