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WEN 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press
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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,
$232.51 /each

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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, fence, table roller extension, 5/8 in. keyed chuck and key, and 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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Brand WEN WEN RIDGID WEN
Ratings (40) (156) (20) (14)
Laser Guide Yes Yes No Yes
Voltage (volts) 120 120 120 120
Chuck Capacity .5 .625 .5 .625
Number of Speeds 20 20 12 20
Amperage (amps) 4.8 4.8 8 8.6
Certifications and Listings No Certifications or Listings No Certifications or Listings 1-UL Listed CSA Listed
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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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September 22, 2016
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this is a 12'' drill press the distance = 6'' from chuck center to column edge { this is called the swing ]
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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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January 29, 2016
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6 inches
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October 27, 2015
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6"
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October 21, 2015
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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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For anyone who has this drill press was it delivered to you by UPS or freight?

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July 14, 2016
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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October 11, 2016
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It was delivered UPS
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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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Blue Ridge, GA
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Mine was delivered by UPS.
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July 16, 2016
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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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Yes
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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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what is the smallest drill size does chuck accept

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0.8 - 16 mm
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It will accept any size below 1/2 inch or basically as small as you need
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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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So far I have used down to a 3/32 and up to a 1/2
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12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 155.
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 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 5 out of 5 by from 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 +
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wen 12 inch Drill press I love this drill press. Adjusted the laser guide, easy. Put together easy. Was kinda noisy at first, looked in manual it said to clean and lube spindle now much quieter.So easy using the stops or moving the metal table around. Digital readout is great, very easy to adjust the speed. Nice bright light to see with. This drill press has me wanting to do more project so I can use my drill press again. Great price for what you get compared to the competition.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tool for a great price Not having heard of Wen products, I purchased this through the Home Depot, "Deal of the Day" after spending a few weeks shopping online for a drill press. Variable speed wasn't a must but is a huge plus and the ability to change speeds without having to alter any belt configuration is even better. The laser guide is serviceable but not overly precise, but this is the only true weak point of the press. It didn't take long to put together, but like many others, the digital readout and laser did not initially work. Removing the cover plate revealed that one of the wires did not get fully seated in the wirenut. Removing the wirenut, recombining the wires, and re-installing the wirenut fixed the problem, and both the laser and digital readout began working as designed. Having used it for a few months now for general woodworking as a hobbyist, the drill is solid, precise, and reliable. While I probably would want to spend more money if I were a professional, for the home hobbyist, this is an excellent press for a great price. The combination of quality, reliability, and features makes this drill the best buy in this price range. Looking at a few other Wen products now that I'm so pleased with this one. Would have given a full five stars had the product been wired properly from the factory.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In the month I've had this drill press, I've used it many times for drilling holes in wood and me... In the month I've had this drill press, I've used it many times for drilling holes in wood and metal, used Forstner, spade, and hole saw bits, attached a Delta mortising jig to it to cut mortises (had to remove the depth stop from the quill), and used drum sanders to finish off curved surfaces. It has worked superbly in all applications. The laser cross hairs and work light are both very helpful additions. The variable speed is a great touch that makes work faster (no pulley changes), although you need to give it a few moments to settle in on the new speed when you move the lever). I've added a wood working table from Grizzly, and mounted it on a movable work stand. I'm very pleased with this product and will buy Wen again.
Date published: 2016-12-01
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