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WEN

Model # 4214

Internet # 204994931

12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press

$223.17 /each
  • 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,

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Product Overview

Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN's 12-Inch 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, fence, 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

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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Amperage (amps) 
4.8 
Bench & Stationary Tool Type 
Drill Press 
Bench or Stationary 
Bench 
Built-In Light 
Yes 
Chuck Capacity 
.625 
Color Family 
Yellow 
Cord Length (ft.) 
9.8 
Magnetic 
No 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
3200 
Minimum speed (rpm) 
580 
Number of Speeds 
20 
Power Tool Product Type 
Bench & Stationary 
Product Weight (lb.) 
89 lb 
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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What is the width between bit and column?

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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.
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Aurora, illinois
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July 26, 2016
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6 inches chuck to column.
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6 inches
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May 14, 2016
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Six Inches
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Fair Haven, MI
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May 3, 2016
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As this is a 12 inch press the distance is 6 inches.
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Dryden,MI
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6 inches
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6"
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A 12" drill press should have 6" clearance from the bit to column. A 10" drill press will have 5" clearance and so on.
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what is the smallest drill size does chuck accept

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Aurora, illinois
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July 26, 2016
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0.8 - 16 mm
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July 2, 2016
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It will accept any size below 1/2 inch or basically as small as you need
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June 7, 2016
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I'm thinking 7/64 or maybe smaller
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I have changed the 2MT chuck supplied for a Jacobs super precision key-less and should have no problem with .0325 diameter and under twist drills. Will still use drill chuck supplied for drills .375 to .625 diameters.
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La Quinta, CA
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September 30, 2015
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So far I have used down to a 3/32 and up to a 1/2
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For anyone who has this drill press was it delivered to you by UPS or freight?

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If it comes UPS I can get it into the basement but if I have to get it off the back of a truck that may be an issue.
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July 26, 2016
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Mine came UPS fast!
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July 16, 2016
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Got mine delivered to the store and had help loading. A 2 man job. When home opened box still on my truck and removed all items except power head. now a one man job. Still can use 2 people to mount power head on pole. Suggest open box on truck until weight is manageable.
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Mine was delivered by UPS.
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I picked mine up at the store and carried it from my truck in the front yard to the shop in the back yard. It is heavy but not impossible to lift. option 2) You can always open the box and take it to the final destination a piece at a time. I have done that with other large items.
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The LED rpm indicator is always on when the unit is plugged in. Is this normal?

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My drill press works the same.
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Yes unless you unplug the drill it remains on.
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I noticed that too. I have it on my work bench with a few other power tools and I mounted a power strip on the back of the bench. When I'm done working in my shop I just push the off button on the power strip and all my machines go off.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 84 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wen 12" drill press For the money it seems to be quite good so far. Only had it a month or so but it went together easily and well, easily adjustable and pretty accurate if you use drill bits that are not bent in any way or warped. July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great buy, great tool! Easy assembly, helpful digital spindle speed readout, powerful, and well built! July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Drill Press Well built drill press. Lots of great feathers. The chuck is a 5/8 cap. able to use large drill bits with ease, the speed control is great only wish that the speed LED would turn off when not in use. The work lite is not that brite but nice to have.My only confusion is where the 12 inch comas from, as the chuck center is only 6 inch from the column. Great price and very usable drill press. Have recommended to a friend. July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EXCELLENT FOR GENERAL USE I put it together with very little effort, except the head was heavy. Adjustment was minimal I have not used it much; it tests out fine July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Drill Press Purchase The purchase was straight forward. Delivery time was reasonable. Packaging adequate and assembly followed common sense. I am pleased with my purchasing experience with Home Depot and the WEN 12" Benchtop Drill Press. Thank you. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Drill Press So far this has been a great drill press. Assembly was fairly straight forward. I have not done any heavy drilling but so far so good. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for the price The motor assembly would not slide down over the support tube. I used a die grinder to slightly increase the bore of the motor assembly. No other problems with assembling. I like the drill . But seems a bit noisy. Maybe a rough bearing. July 24, 2016
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