Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 104
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paws Great Drill Press
Great drill press large enough for my many hobbies, Made some cribbage pegs out of aluminum and they cane out very nice ( 15=2 ) also made flatcar tank supports for my o gauge railroad. the adjustable table and variable speed is a big +.quill travel is over 3'' and 5/8'' chuck another +
September 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Very Nice Drill Press
I have recently had the chance to used this drill press for the reason I purchased it. I do a lot of hobby type woodworking and need an accurate drill. The laser projection has proven to be invaluable to me as I require precision drilling of small pieces and bits. One of the best items on the press is the ability to change the speed without having to change belt pulleys After reviewing many different brands I chose this one due to the ratings from others and the price compared to other brands with the same basic qualities. I don't know how well this would work for larger items or drilling metals as most of my work is for wood projects, but I see no reason it couldn't perform.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DidItMySelf 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.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hobbyist So far so good
So far I am pleased with the Win drill press. I drilled 25 5/8" holes in 1/4" rolled flat steel with no issues.
I did use step up method so there was a bit of bit swapping and that was easy enough. The speed settled in at 650 rpm on the lowest setting which was fine for this size metal. The light is handy and I suppose the laser is ok for ball park location but I wouldn't count on it for precision work.
Too early to tell about durability but quality seems ok.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cal72715 Great Drill Press
There are plenty of videos online about reviewing the features and setting up this unit. It is a great unit that is well made and has very good features. I like the LED cross hairs for accurate drilling. Very easy to use.
It was pretty simple to put together, maybe 30-45 minutes. Not many adjustments to make and then you can get down to business drilling right away.
Very pleased with this unit and thus bought the Wen 10 inch band saw and Wen 4x36 belt sander, which are also great units.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigun You get what you pay for. For a bench top drill press, this one does well - just don't expect the quality or features you will find in a high end floor mounted drill press. The alignment is dead on, the variable speed works well, table smooth and flat, table and quill adjustments are a little rough, but work well and stay put after adjustment. For the price, this is a good buy.
October 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Inspector Not a fan of China products, but this one is a one star better then most China products. The spindle is ground 7 thousands off center and the chuck is milled 5 thousands off center. Witch makes for a very off center drill. I like the color. The other thing that bothers me is the spindle speed window stays lit as soon as you plug it in.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RWG57 Full featured drill press
After investigating both table top and floor standing drill presses I decided on the 12in Wen because of several standout features.
First was the variable speed at this price point. Drills is this price range~$200 are usually step belt drive, and are a messy pain to change speeds. So you end up just leaving them on one speed, which is not the best practice if you use a variety of drill bit sizes.
The other features I liked were the motor size and chuck size. Both big enough to handle larger diameter drill bits.
Being a table top drill allowed me to build a stand with storage which is great in my small shop.
September 13, 2016