Model # 4214

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WEN 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press
0044459042143

WEN

12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press

  • Locking linear depth stop for accurate drilling operations
  • Cast iron worktable bevels up to 45 Degree left and right
  • Infinitely variable speed range 580-3200 RPMS,
$21230 /each
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Product Overview

  • Locking linear depth stop for accurate drilling operations
  • Cast iron worktable bevels up to 45 Degree left and right
  • Infinitely variable speed range 580-3200 RPMS,
Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN's 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is a powerhouse for your shop. This bench-top, cast iron drill press has the power to drill through metal, wood and other materials. Max drill capacity is 5/8 in. and 1 in. thick cast iron. The variable speed feature allows you to target in the exact speed (infinitely from 580-3200 RPM) that works for your project. While you are working you simply move a lever and adjust the speed as needed. No pulleys and belts to change. Our design uses a mechanical variable speed which allows for the same power and torque through the entire speed range. A digital readout powered by LED's displays the running speed. Constructed with a rigid frame consisting of cast iron ensures accurate holes. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life and smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The 5/8 in. chuck with MT2 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits and features on-board chuck key storage, so you never have to hunt around for it. Worktable bevels 45 degree left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles. Base has predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. Slotted table allows for mounting clamps and vises for effective mounting. The X-pattern laser locks-on to your drill points saving on guesswork and sparing expensive materials. Remember when you could drill with laser precision? Remember WEN.
  • Includes drill press, mechanical variable speed, laser, table roller extension, 5/8 in. keyed chuck and key, tools for assembly
  • Mechanical variable speed delivers equal torque throughout the range, LED read out displays speed
  • Spindle travel of 3-1/8 in. with easy to read, locking linear depth stop for repeatable drilling operations
  • Durable 2/3 HP induction motor develops ample torque and power
  • 9-1/2 in. x 9-1/2 in. cast iron worktable features rack and pinion height adjustment
  • Laser target your drilling operation marked with an X-pattern display



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN's 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is a powerhouse for your shop. This bench-top, cast iron drill press has the power to drill through metal, wood and other materials. Max drill capacity is 5/8 in. and 1 in. thick cast iron. The variable speed feature allows you to target in the exact speed (infinitely from 580-3200 RPM) that works for your project. While you are working you simply move a lever and adjust the speed as needed. No pulleys and belts to change. Our design uses a mechanical variable speed which allows for the same power and torque through the entire speed range. A digital readout powered by LED's displays the running speed. Constructed with a rigid frame consisting of cast iron ensures accurate holes. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life and smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The 5/8 in. chuck with MT2 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits and features on-board chuck key storage, so you never have to hunt around for it. Worktable bevels 45 degree left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles. Base has predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. Slotted table allows for mounting clamps and vises for effective mounting. The X-pattern laser locks-on to your drill points saving on guesswork and sparing expensive materials. Remember when you could drill with laser precision? Remember WEN.

  • Includes drill press, mechanical variable speed, laser, table roller extension, 5/8 in. keyed chuck and key, tools for assembly
  • Mechanical variable speed delivers equal torque throughout the range, LED read out displays speed
  • Spindle travel of 3-1/8 in. with easy to read, locking linear depth stop for repeatable drilling operations
  • Durable 2/3 HP induction motor develops ample torque and power
  • 9-1/2 in. x 9-1/2 in. cast iron worktable features rack and pinion height adjustment
  • Laser target your drilling operation marked with an X-pattern display



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 10 in. Variable Speed Drill Press 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press with Laser 1/3 HP 12 in. Benchtop Drill Press, Variable Speed, 115-Volt, JWDP-12
Brand WEN WEN General International JET
Ratings (86) (264) (5) (4)
Bench or Stationary Bench Bench Bench Stationary
Chuck Capacity 1/2 In. 5/8 In. 3/5 In. 5/8 In.
Number of Speeds 20 20 20 10
Voltage (volts) 120 120 120 115
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
17
Product Height (in.)
37
Product Width (in.)
13.5

Details

360- Degree Swivel
No
Amperage (amps)
4.8
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Drill Press
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Built-In Light
Yes
Chuck Capacity
5/8 In.
Chuck Key Storage
Yes
Color Family
Yellow
Cord Length (ft.)
9.8
Lockout Power Switch
Yes
Magnetic
No
Maximum Speed (rpm)
3200
Minimum speed (rpm)
580
Number of Speeds
20
Product Weight (lb.)
89lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Spindle Travel
3.125
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
120
Work Light
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
Two year limited warranty of WEN products for home use with receipt (see page 31 of manual).

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
17
Product Height (in.)
37
Product Width (in.)
13.5

Details

360- Degree Swivel
No
Amperage (amps)
4.8
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Drill Press
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Built-In Light
Yes
Chuck Capacity
5/8 In.
Chuck Key Storage
Yes
Color Family
Yellow
Cord Length (ft.)
9.8
Lockout Power Switch
Yes
Magnetic
No
Maximum Speed (rpm)
3200
Minimum speed (rpm)
580
Number of Speeds
20
Product Weight (lb.)
89lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Spindle Travel
3.125
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
120
Work Light
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
Two year limited warranty of WEN products for home use with receipt (see page 31 of manual).

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Questions & Answers

What is the width between bit and column?

What the the distance is between the column stand and the drill bit. I need at least 7.5" clearance for my project otherwise, I can't reach the holes with the drill bit.
Asked by: Carl
this is a 12'' drill press the distance = 6'' from chuck center to column edge { this is called the swing ]
Answered by: Paws
Date published: 2017-06-04

The digital read out stays on when I shut the press down. Does the read out remain on as long as ...

The digital read out stays on when I shut the press down. Does the read out remain on as long as the drill is pulled in. I am going to make a switched receptacle, so the digital readout will shut off. I just wanted to run this buy you guys. Seems like wen could of put a timed relay got the readout to go off. Other then this small complaint the drill press is built well.
Asked by: Pete
See my previous answer to this question. Solution costs $11 from Amazon.
Answered by: timtown
Date published: 2017-05-30

can I use this to drill through 2 x 3 x 3/16" steel tube stock?

can I use this to drill through 2 x 3 x 3/16" steel tube stock?
Asked by: pete
I assume your concerned about the 3" length..... I believe it will work just fine.
Answered by: MikeJ
Date published: 2017-08-08

Can you lock it at a given depth to use it for light milling (I know, not recommended)?

Can you lock it at a given depth to use it for light milling (I know, not recommended)?
Asked by: TomOH
Yes, I used it to 'mill' a slot in a featherboard.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-01-31
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Customer Reviews

12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 264.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the price point I found this to be a pretty good drill press. I like the work light and the l... For the price point I found this to be a pretty good drill press. I like the work light and the laser center finding device although it did require adjustment. The speed control is the most convenient to use of any drill press in this class, no need to fumble with belts and pulley's. The press was easy to unpack and assemble. If you are a wood worker you will most likely find it to have plenty of power but as I primarily work in metal I find this drill press to run to fast even at it's lowest speed setting and I also find it to be underpowered for my needs. I would recommend this drill press to someone who is a wood worker or for very light use in metal work.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I just put this unit together and i must say that i am very impressed at this point. The assembl... I just put this unit together and i must say that i am very impressed at this point. The assembly, which i was kind of dreading, was very simple and straightforward. The instructions were excellent and i was very impressed with he quality of the unit itself. The chuck is first rate, the fit and finish are better than i expected for a Chinese product. The variable speed works very well and it think it is a function i will appreciate more as time goes on. Everything was in the box as specified. Easily cleaned. The laser is spot on and the light is great. It runs smooth so far. I only made a few holes with it, but it seems to be very well suited for my purposes. i like it a lot. I didn't give it five stars because nothing is perfect. Well, except me.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been working in machine shops with metal and wood for 60 years and am totally satisfied with this... Been working in machine shops with metal and wood for 60 years and am totally satisfied with this purchase... easy to read, checked assembly/adjustments upon assembly and they were dead nuts, plenty of power and really like the speed adjustment w/o having to screw with the belt. The only thing I'd recommend is a second lock for the position of the table and the up/down crank so you can raise the table separately while drilling... as it stands there is a chance of the table moving left/right while raising it with the crank. If that were changed, it would probably increase cost of production another 5%, so I do understand. Good product, worth every penny and would recommend the product for any home shop.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product delivered was as described. Package was not damaged.... Product delivered was as described. Package was not damaged. Easy assembly. Works perfect. Would buy again. Reviews on Amazon recommended purchasing from Home Depot as I did in case anything was wrong - easier return to store than shipping back to Amazon. Amazon dropped price to match HD.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The drill was easy to assemble. A little heavy lifting... The drill was easy to assemble. A little heavy lifting onto quick easy assembly and off you go. Run out is acceptable for me. Change speeds with a handle outside the housing The table has large ribs underneath that makes set up hard.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's true, the drill was easy to assemble. I... It's true, the drill was easy to assemble. I only had one problem, the table clamp casting was broken but Wen replaced it very quickly for me at no cost.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the price, this drill is a good deal. The majority of my work is drilling through mild steel ... For the price, this drill is a good deal. The majority of my work is drilling through mild steel and I find that there is plenty of torque to keep the bits spinning. Have the ability to drop the RPMs to 500 is nice, though wish it could go slower, but that is not typical of most drill presses. The laser is a nice touch is gets your work piece relatively close to where the center of your hole will be. Both the work light and laser are powered by the plug (i.e. no batteries). The downsides are that the vertical movement of the chuck is not very smooth and the electric motor makes an odd noise. I am hoping this is normal for the drill and not an indication of a short lifespan.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like the features of this press. The variable speed drive and laser crosshairs are convenient. ... I like the features of this press. The variable speed drive and laser crosshairs are convenient. The electronics appear to safeguard the user if you don't adequately clear the chips in a drilling operation. The instructions are pretty good with assembly and tuneup easy. I haven't had the press for very long but I have used it quite a bit already. At first I thought the spindle had runout but it was in the chuck and doesn't affect drilling operations. I'm glad I opted for the 12" model. It is a good value for a hobbyist with limited space. It has so far met my expectations.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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