How Many Watts of Electricity does a Drill Press use?

Real power-use measurements from a drill press.

How Much Power does a Drill Press use

Drill Press: 212 Watts


  • A drill press uses a powerful electric motor to spin drill bits which cut holes into wood and metal.
  • 212 watts, and it didn't seem to matter what it was cutting through.

Power Use

  • Watts: 212
  • Kilowatts: 0.212 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 4 hundredths of one cent (0.04 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 2.5¢
  • cost per day: 20¢
  • cost per month: $3.87

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.