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Grizzly G7942 8" Baby Benchtop Drill Press with D3655 7 pc. Forstner Bit Set!

A fantastic, compact solution and great for miniature work!

Perfect for the small shop, the G7942 8" Baby Benchtop Drill Press won't get in your way when things get cramped. Constructed of cast-iron and only weighing in at 39 lbs., you can easily put it away on a shelf when finished.

The 1/3 HP motor smoothly and quietly powers the 5-speed drill press from 620 - 3100 RPM. With a max drill capacity of 1/2" through cast iron or mild steel, it can easily drill through fiberglass, plastic and composites.

The JT33 keyed drill chuck is fitted to the JT33 spindle taper. The chuck accepts drill bits as small as 1/64" to 1/2" to meet the needs of your various projects. The spindle has a 2" of travel as indicated by the depth gauge conveniently mounted on the headstock.

The precision-ground cast iron table is 6-1/2" square and tilts 90° left and right. It swivels 360° around the steel column and has two 5/8" T-slots, 5" on center.

Like all Grizzly drill presses, the G7942 comes with a 1-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The G7942 manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information.

The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the drill press are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

Made in and ISO 9001 factory


  • Motor: 1/3 HP, 110V, single-phase, 2A
  • Swing: 8"
  • Spindle taper: JT33
  • Spindle travel: 2"
  • Spindle speeds: 5 (620, 1100, 1720, 2340, 3100 RPM)
  • Drill chuck: 1/64" - 1/2", B16, keyed
  • Drilling capacity: 1/2" steel
  • Max. distance spindle to table: 9-1/4"
  • Table dimensions: 6-1/2" x 6-1/2"
  • Table tilt: 90° left & right
  • Table swivel around column: 360°
  • T-slots: (x2) 5/8, 5" on center
  • Distance from spindle to base: 12-3/4"
  • Footprint: 12-1/2" x 8"
  • Overall height: 23"
  • Approximate shipping weight: 45 lbs.

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36 Customer Reviews (4.7 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
05/29/2020 1:11:29 PM

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Hank C
Very nice tool for the money. 01/09/2020 3:48:14 PM

I purchased this drill press for my son who only has a small shop/garage. He love it and right away built a stand.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/23/2019 6:17:25 PM

Very well made compared to my ancient drill of same design.Spline looks much stronger. Accuracy of manufacture is good. Table doesn't tilt at random (giant wrench included). Very well packaged. Light oil coating rubs off with paper towels and doesn't stink. Most parts available.Well known problem with plastic stop. It could work for visual but too weak for a proper stop, it would just break.Belt tension spring too strong. I just removed it. Belt stinks toxic. Plan ahead and buy one to put outside in the sun for a week or more. Size 3L260. The belt from my very old drill is too different.Instructions could use a rewrite. Loosen the motor mount bolts. Grease the spindle housing and rack and pinion, they came with just the overall oil.To remove the chuck get JACOBS 13269 Wedge Set for JT33 and 6JT.

Darcie D

The set-up of this benchtop drill was very easy and it is the perfect size for my pen turning. In fact I have two side-by-side to drill on one and face on the other. It saves allot of changing out that way. It did take a couple months to get it in, but it was worth the wait. I would recommend this drill press for light duty jobs.

Anonymous Reviewer
So far this does everything that we want it to do. 06/10/2019 12:04:22 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Super Cute ! 03/10/2019 1:23:05 AM

Bought this for my coffee table.
Had NO idea i'd use it so much !
It's now in my workshop instead of getting looked at.
Had it a rack and pinion, that would have really polished it for me.
Hope they make a three speed 6" one someday.
((For my coffee table.))

Anonymous Reviewer
02/01/2019 2:38:07 PM

Sized right addition for light to medium duty drilling.Easy to place in the average shop, Great customer service.

Thanh P
Some glitch with assembly 12/27/2018 2:17:15 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great product 12/17/2018 12:32:14 PM

Bought this press awhile back,and found it to be an excellent value. Well packaged and very fast delivery.

John R
Not so "baby"! 08/29/2018 1:14:07 PM

This modest sized drill press actually has an 8" throat - almost as big as my other benchtop drill press from Harbor Freight. The Grizzly is far better made than the Harbor Freight and the chuck especially is better. It holds the tiniest drill bits and runs true, unlike the HF model. Yes, they're both made in China but different people must be watching the production process!

Anonymous Reviewer
It is nice butit will not do the job that I wanted 07/19/2018 7:46:18 PM

The space between the motor and the table top will not let my pen blank and holder fit. I would like to send it back but I have trashed the box.

Gary P
Outstanding Product 06/09/2018 1:06:40 PM

This press works great, I use it with a TACO reversible head to tap screw holes in titanium. Better than i expected.

Chad C
02/27/2018 5:05:15 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
better quality than I expected for the price 02/12/2018 6:56:11 PM

As a scroll sawyer, this makes making angled drills on my wood blocks accurate and consistent. The only thing I've added is gluing on several magnets for ease of tool retention (chuck, allen wrenches, etc.)

Randy H
Nice Drill Press 01/02/2018 11:39:42 AM

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago and couldnt be happier.Little dude gets the job done and the size is perfect for my little shop.

William L
Great Xmas gift! 12/29/2017 2:24:36 PM

Although I own many Grizzly tools, I didn't buy this for myself. I bought this for my son as a Xmas gift. He is a budding woodworker with little room for tools. He's already used this drill press and told me he is pleased with it.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/03/2017 9:08:27 PM

Drill is working well.
There is however a lot of run out in the chuck/spindle.
Is this normal?

Thank youi

Michael H
Worth the money 10/18/2017 8:54:14 PM

Works fine. Great little drill press. Perfect for my needs.

Michael M
Awesome little drill press for the tinker / maker type 09/04/2017 6:53:28 PM

This little drill press is an absolute joy to use. I read other reviews where people complained about noise but the press i received is the most silent drill press I have ever used. There is no visible play in the spindle but I haven't checked with my micro yet. It's drilling holes exactly where I want them. Thanks Grizzly!

Ted H
good little drill press works great 08/09/2017 2:27:45 PM

I bought 1 and it is working great, bought 2 more .very good little press for the price

Anonymous Reviewer
made for its spot on the bench 07/23/2017 4:13:39 PM

Assembly was a breeze. Waiting to turn it loose on my next project.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/18/2017 12:49:56 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/06/2017 3:47:03 AM

My Baby Grizzly bench drill works very well, the speeds are changed quickly and easely, the pivot table ajusts good, it is ligh and portable, delivery was on time, good overall product for the price. I enjoy greatly the fact that if I need parts, accesories or technical advise and or attention, it is readily available, by phone or internet. I have a parts list and I can actually get them if needed. I think that is very responsible on grizzly's part, and something lacking on many other brands I reviewed.

I plan to purchase more tools from them in the future.
Thank You Gabriel J

Anonymous Reviewer
06/05/2017 3:52:19 PM

Excellent drill press great value for the money spent.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/05/2017 7:52:14 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Perfect for my needs 05/17/2017 1:33:30 PM

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John D
I like it. 01/28/2017 1:18:37 AM

Bought as a gift. Had a chance to assemble it, and everything fit as designed. Looks good, and works well. Movement of the quill is not completely smooth. Not sure why. Reason this didn't get a 5.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/27/2017 3:04:04 AM

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alan S
excellent drill press 01/26/2017 8:47:34 PM

i ordered this drill press about 3 weeks ago and it is exactly what i wanted.
it is the best drill press i have ever owned.
it runs very quiet and is very very accurate.
exceeding my expectations
alan l. duff
duff machine works now will you please send me my catalog so i can buy more????hi. hi. hi.

Anonymous Reviewer
good for a small shop 01/26/2017 2:04:47 PM

A gift, well received ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Anonymous Reviewer
01/26/2017 4:01:25 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great small-sized drill press. 01/26/2017 3:33:33 AM

This was recommended to me and it has worked great!

Anonymous Reviewer
01/26/2017 1:29:55 AM

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01/26/2017 1:02:53 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great value for the money. 01/26/2017 12:28:36 AM

Simple assembly, works great, and more than adequate for my modest, small-drill-press needs.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good for small work. 01/25/2017 10:13:15 PM

Works as it should, I use it every day to drill holes in my knife sheaths, no problems so far, but it is somewhat noisy. Good buy for the money though.