In-Depth Review: Dremel 220-01 Rotary Tool Workstation Drill Press Work Station with Wrench
The Dremel 220-01 Rotary Tool Workstation is a drill press without the built-in drill (otherwise known as a tool holder or stand). The drill should be bought separately. However, if you already have a Dremel brand drill like I do (among the approved list of drills), this is the far more affordable option to buying a similarly priced but unstable drill press or an just as stable but many times more expensive drill press. It even includes extras like cord management clips and four clamping points for good measure.
Here are some alternatives to the Dremel 220-01 Drill Press Workstation.
1) Milescraft 1097 Tool Stand Drill Press for Rotary Tools
The Milescraft 1097 has a lower rating than the Dremel 220-01 Drill Press Workstation because it's viewed as a marginal piece of equipment that in fairness is priced correctly (and it's about a few dollars cheaper than the Dremel 220-01. In fairness to the Dremel drill press stand, it actually strives to provide the customer with more value out of their investment or more bang for their buck (as the turn of the phrase goes).
It's ironically a little more expensive than the Dremel not because of its price but because it includes extra fees for shipping that doubles its price. The Milescraft 1097 is nevertheless a little bigger than the 220-01, it's not limited to Dremel drills (although it does accept Dremel drills and rotary tools too), and it has a slightly deeper drill depth on top of it being significantly lighter (about more than twice as light) than its Dremel counterpart.
2) AMYAMY Floor Drill Press Rotary Tool Workstation
The AMYAMY Floor Drill Press Workstation is even bigger than the Dremel 220-01 Drill Press Workstation dimensions-wise, weighs about twice (more or less) as the Milescraft 1097 and Proxxon 28606, and it has a deeper drill depth than the 220-01 (but it's a hair shallower than what the 1097 offers). With that said, don't take the high rating too seriously. Only one customer rated this drill press.
This bright green, yellow, and red rotary tool drill press is a mostly generic and relatively cheap (falls on the same price range as the Dremel offering) stand or tool holder that works similarly to the 220-01 but features less specs (it's simpler in design and it lacks the trimmings of the Dremel drill press such as the on-board storage and cord management clips) and is designed much simpler to boot.
3) Proxxon 28606 MICROMOT Drill Stand MB 140
The Proxxon 28606 MICROMOT Drill Stand has a more realistic high rating. In regards to how it compares to the Dremel 220-01, it's much lighter at 4.4 pounds (comparable to the Milescraft 1097), it offers the same 2-inch default drill depth, and it's a bit taller and larger in terms of dimensions, allowing you to drill through bigger or taller work pieces.
However, it's as simply designed as the AMYAMY Floor Drill and contains generic features so that it can cater to a wider range of rotary tools and drills for pressing purposes. However, it still got a decent rating mostly because it doesn't look or feel cheap. It has a robust chromed feed lever that works with a ball-bearing and drive disc system that allows for mechanical accuracy when making those holes via drilling. Alas, it lacks the angled drilling prowess of Dremel 220-01.
4) Wolfcraft 3408 Drill Press Stand
In regards to the Wolfcraft 3408, here's the nitty-gritty. It's even bigger than the Proxxon 28606 MICROMOT but has similar dimensions as the AMYAMY Floor Drill Press. However, with the way it's built and the materials used to build it, it looks more like a microscope than a simple mechanical holder for a drill, thus ensuring you of less shaking, vibration, and crooked holes when all is said and done.
It's also even cheaper than the AMYAMY without coming off as lower grade. It's the second heaviest drill press stand featured on this article next to the Dremel 220-01 Drill Press Workstation at 9.1 pounds while both share the same drill depth. However, it has a higher rating than the 220-01. It even comes with a chuck key holder, making it a cost-effective option with loads of features indeed (the Dremel has more features though).
5) Heavy Duty 20 Inch Drill Stand With Cast Iron Base
Last but not least is the generically named Heavy Duty 20 Inch Drill Stand. It offers more than just a cast iron base. It compares to the Dremel 220-01 Drill Press by being the largest or tallest drill press stand/workstation on this list dimension-wise without necessarily being the heaviest (it weighs just 6.8 pounds or a little above what the 4.3-pound Milescraft 1097 and 4.4-pound Proxxon 28606 MICROMOT weigh).
The low-rated (or perhaps underrated) universal drill stand has a drill depth similar to the AMYAMY Floor Drill Press Workstation at 2⅖ inches or just a hair less than the 2½ inches offered by the Milescraft 1097 (but way below the 2 inches offered by the Dremel 220-01 Drill Press Workstation). As a drill stand that's compatible to many drills and rotary tools (Dremel and otherwise), it's one of the better ones out there with a price that's slightly cheaper than the 220-01's.
Alternative Choices Comparison Table
Milescraft 1097 Tool Stand Drill Press for Rotary Tools
AMYAMY Floor Drill Press Rotary Tool Workstation
Proxxon 28606 MICROMOT Drill Stand MB 140
Wolfcraft 3408 Drill Press Stand
Heavy Duty 20 Inch Drill Stand With Cast Iron Base
The Final Cut
While there are cheaper and bigger or taller options in terms of drill press stands out there, the Dremel 220-01 Drill Press Workstation is still better because in accordance to its jam-packed features and benefits it's well-worth the extra few dollars you put out for it. It also has more reviews and is probably more well-known than all of its alternatives. Its closest competitors fall short against in terms of specs while the extra few fractions of an inch in drill depth isn't that significant to make the other stands compete against it.