I have the Bench drill PBD 40 put on me by Bosch after my previous drill has been downgraded with an established, commercially available drill for partial retirement. Looking for a drill stand with a stable housing, a fair price and good machine performance, I ended up at the model from Bosch. The machine has an overall very valued and robust. The structure is simple and self-explanatory. The Stand is a good size and an attractive weight, so that the drill is sure without the need to fix obligatory on the countertop. To hold the workpiece, there is a very good hold-down device, the set properly, no more game allows the precise placement of the workpiece also helps a rip fence. The machine itself has, on the one hand on a keyless chuck that primarily makes the quick change of drill very pleasant. The speed, depth (the depth stop can be adjusted behind the machine and can be clamped there), LED light and laser cross can be simple and understandable to operate on the small display and four push buttons. Speed can be adjusted up or down set via a switch on the side. The actual speed regulation takes place continuously via the rotary knob on the machine. This is for the drilling depth, a millimeter-accurate. The laser cross is slightly inaccurate (about 1 mm deviation), but the experienced handyman does not need the part anyway. I have turned so far only to specify ("Hey Look - Laser"; o)). The three LED lights are very pleasant and light up the drill point from good. The side rotary wheel is a bit cumbersome when you have to drill very deep, one must frequently nachgreifen times since the machine rocketing else again, you probably have to start all over again. Here you might have to choose a larger radius and allowed.
Otherwise can be at the PBD 40 Setting everything quite fast, from the depth, about the speed up to the position of the drill stand. Everything is done with a few simple steps. The driven with a belt drill motor needs at start 1-2 seconds to reach full speed. The same is true for switching off the machine, the engine here trundles also something from. An emergency stop can be operated via the multifunction button. That this is at all possible, has become visible on the machine only on the tenth views and I have only learned this through a review of Amazon, that there is this button at all (who reads even the complete user). As the drill is not full throttle immediately, it is recommended in any case not directly set up the drill, but then "perform" according to the well to. As for the material, the machine drills every form of wood effortlessly, with metal drill comes well-commercial material. With a 1.5 cm-thick round bar of cast iron it has, however, noticeably heavier done, so it is probably only thanks to the quality of the drill head, the machine has ever worked.
Conclusion: I use the drill press to 95% for woodwork and here it is perfect, easy to use and powerful (tested with drills to 30 mm thickness and Forstner drill bits up to 40 mm width). The laser is somewhat inaccurate - but the most use only purists; o) Therefore, for the price (at Amazon even 100 euros cheaper than the local hardware store, because no one more surprised, why one (s) will buy anything on the Internet - if If such price ranges seen), you get will prepare me for a long time certainly enjoy a good performance and a bench drill - 4.5 stars.