A woodworker needs a drill press for its precision, stability, and enhanced control in drilling operations. Unlike handheld drills, a drill press allows woodworkers to achieve accurate and consistent holes with depth adjustments, making it indispensable for tasks such as creating dowel joints, mortises, and other intricate woodworking applications. The rigid structure of a drill press ensures stability during drilling, promoting safety and enabling the woodworker to execute precise and repetitive drilling tasks efficiently.