I've had my shop for over 10 years and never owned a drill press, really didn't need one for making furniture but I'm doing other things now and the ability to drill a perpendicular hole would be nice. Something needing a little work is fine, I like fixing up old machines. But I'd like to keep it around $100. I know that is peanuts for a drill press but my needs are modest. My fall back is to go buy a Harbor Freight machine.