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Milwaukee 4206-1 – full review

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On November 13, 2018
Last modified:November 13, 2018


A full review of the best electromagnetic drill press available on the market: Milwaukee 4206-1.

This article will present you a full review of the Milwaukee 4206-1 the best electromagnetic drill press available on the current market.

About the company

Milwaukee Tool is the leading company in the power tools industry since 1924. It signifies durability, quality and performance. The focus of the company is to provide innovative, trade-specific solutions that offer increased productivity and unmatched sturdiness. The company has a close cooperation with real craftsman in order to provide the users with the tools that will work both smarter and faster. They pay attention to small details knowing that they will make a big difference.

Milwaukee 4206-1

Milwaukee 4206 -1 electromagnetic drill press
Milwaukee 4206 -1

The adjustable position electromagnetic drill press Milwaukee 4206-1 is the best tool for literally any drilling job that comes to your mind. This heavy-duty drill press features a ¾ inch motor with a 3-Jaw chuck. It also has a base control panel that offers variable speed control of the motor RPM. The motor itself runs at 350 no-load RPM and is geared low for the maximum torque.

If you ever had problems with maintaining the speed during an operation, have no fear: feedback speed control regulates and preserves your speed.

It gets better

This electromagnetic drill press is made for production drilling, so its 11.5 AMP drill press along with up to ¾ inch twist drill hole capacity, 4-inch hole capacity and 1-14-inch tapping capacity can handle the toughest drilling jobs.

The ¾ inch chuck is made for fast and easy bit change while eliminating breakage and slippage at the same time. Another great thing is the drill point pressure which could be up to 1670 pounds with a 1-inch steel plate. In addition, the dual-mount gear case with reverse mount allows tight quarter drilling.

There’s more

In cases if voltage is restored to an interrupted line, Line Lockout prevents the tool from operating. Moreover, the solid-state electronic switching provides faster, quieter and smoother switching and prolongs the product’s lifespan.

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What’s in the box?

Milwaukee 4206 -1 electromagnetic drill press
Milwaukee 4206 -1

Ding dong, Milwaukee is at the door! When you open the door and the package, this is what you will find inside: one Adjustable Position Magnetic Drill Press with 3/4 inch Motor – 4206-1, an Electromagnetic Drill Press Base – 4203, a 3/4 in. Motor – 4262-1 all followed by the inevitable product manual.

Dimensions and specifications

The dimensions of this all mighty electromagnetic drill press are 21 x 18.8 x 7 inches, while it weighs 70 pounds.

Technical specifications

  • Voltage: 120V AC
  • Adjustable Handle Position: Yes
  • Adjustable Tilt Angle: Yes
  • Arm Material: Metal
  • Base Length: 11 inches
  • Base Material: Metal
  • Base Width: 4.25 inches
  • Chuck Capacity: 3/4
  • Chuck Design: Keyed
  • Cord Length: 9 feet
  • Drill Length of Travel: 11
  • Drilling Depth: 4.74 inches
  • Drill Point Pressure: 1,630/1,670 pounds
  • First Gear Maximum Speed: 350 RPM
  • First Gear Minimum Speed: 0 RPM
  • Included Safety Features: Line Lock-out prevents operations should voltage be restored to an interrupted line with switch is locked “on”
  • Magnetic Core Drill: Yes
  • Power Consumption: 12.5W
  • Weight to Holding Power (lbs): 1630
  • Warranty: 5 years

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  • Easy usage
  • Compact
  • Study construction
  • Good power output
  • Smooth and quiet
  • Variable speed base
  • Line lockout system
  • Adjustable position
  • Good design


  • Somewhat limited use

To conclude

Milwaukee 4206-1 is a mighty electromagnetic drill press which is perfect for big as well as small drilling jobs. Beside its good design and the safety features, it is also very simple to use. And after you finish the job and look at the mess left behind, know that the tool base is also a de-magnetizer and the chips will be easily removed. Adjustable position, variable speed, smooth and quiet: just get this drill a job!

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