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Advertised as a 4-Speed, Cordless, Multi-Angle Rotation, Adjustable Height, Alu case, 10 HSS Bits, LED Lights, 500mAh by Freemax Technology.

Executive summary: Not worth it, there are better options out there. I really dont bother to write a long test, because this is just crap.

I love tools, and I do occasionally back some tools projects thru crowdfunding, and I sometimes regret it when the product arrives, this is one of them. This is one for the bottom of the drawer, or the scrap bin.

Even if the packaging is very impressive for a tool like this, I have more expensive, or better tools that is packaged in much worse packaging than this one, the quality of the project as a total is not quite there.

Lets start with the bad things, the «Hedgehog Benchtop Press», technically it is not a press, it is more of a guide, as there are no mechanical advantage to be gained here, and it is not a good guide either.
The stand for the drill is somewhat a strange contraption. It is more expensive than my Dremel press, but about half as useful.

The producer says in its own writing on the website:

SDS ULTRA PLUS – Mini Electric Drill Pen with Hedgehog Benchtop Press makes crafts easier and more enjoyable!

Now that is a bold statement in my eyes, as The Hedgehog Benchtop Press is basically a pile of junk. It don’t make it more enjoyable, just more frustrating. It rattles around when you try to drill with it, and makes a hole one mm larger than the drill in soft material. 

The Drill itself, it is not bad, and not good either. But who designs a drill that you start with a button, and when you press it again the drill don’t stop, but reverses, and the next time you press it, it stops.

I can not stress how little I recommend this, don’t waste your money on this one. Not now, not tomorrow, and not in 2024. Keep away.