Model # 4208

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WEN 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press


8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press

  • Locking linear depth stop for accurate drilling operations
  • 6-1/2 in. x 6-1/2 in. cast iron worktable is height adjustable
  • 5 speeds: 620, 1100, 1720, 2340, 3100
$8279 /each
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Product Overview

WEN 8 in. swing, 5-speed drill press is small but powerful enough to drill through metal, wood, plastics, and other materials. When you need accurate and precise holes, this tool does the job more conveniently and precisely than a handheld drill. With a full 2 in. of spindle travel, this drill press is the perfect companion for both the job and the garage. The compact design makes transportation and storage easier than ever. The rigid base and frame consists of cast iron to ensure durability and accurate drilling. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life, all culminating in a smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The 1/2 in. chuck with JT33 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits. Worktable bevels 45 degree left and right for angled drilling. The base contains predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. The slotted table allows for mounting clamps and vises for effective work-holding. And because its a WEN product, your drill press comes backed by a two-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a helpful customer phone line.

  • Includes a 1/2 in. keyed chuck and onboard key storage
  • Operates at 5 different speeds: 740, 1100, 1530, 2100, 3140 RPM
  • Spindle travels up to 2 in. with easy to read, locking linear depth stops for accurate and repeatable drilling operations
  • Durable 1/3 HP induction motor develops ample torque and power
  • 6-1/2 in. x 6-1/2 in. worktable is height adjustable and bevels up to 45 degree left and right
  • 2-Year Warranty, 90 Day Commercial

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Brand General International WEN Genesis WEN
Ratings (9) (161) (1) (123)
Bench or Stationary Bench Bench Bench Bench
Chuck Capacity 1/2 In. 1/2 In. 1/2 In. 1/2 In.
Number of Speeds 5 5 5 5
Voltage (volts) 120 120 120 120
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360- Degree Swivel
Amperage (amps)
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Drill Press
Bench or Stationary
Built-In Light
Chuck Capacity
1/2 In.
Chuck Key Storage
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Lockout Power Switch
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Minimum speed (rpm)
Number of Speeds
Product Weight (lb.)
Spindle Travel
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
Work Light

Warranty / Certifications

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Manufacturer Warranty
One year limited warranty of WEN products for home use with receipt (see page 31 of manual).

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can you use bits that are designed to cut holes up to 1" in diameter? The hole of the table only looks about 1/2".

I guess as a beginner I was thinking that the bit would have to pass completely through the hole of the table of the drill press for accuracy. I see no problem with cutting holes up to 1/2 inch because from the picture it looks like the drill bit would pass through the piece of wood AND the hole of the drill press table. But what about when I want to cut a larger hole like 1" or 1-1/2" in diameter that needs to go all the way through the wood? Do I place another piece of wood under the piece that I want to cut? It kinda seems like that may be a solution so that the larger drill bit doesn't ram into the table of the drill press, which would damage both the bit and the table. But since I am a new learner at this I may be overthinking it. I was also wondering if there are other drill press tables that are inter-changable that have larger holes to accommodate larger bits, or is that even necessary? (please advise).
Asked by: Woods
We both slept thru "shop'' class - me 70 years ago or so ... I have learned that a man can do almost anything - he must think positive and use his head .. But, this drill has limitations, its motor is probably most marginal ..
Answered by: oldearthworm
Date published: 2017-08-13

Can the base be easily bolted down?

Asked by: CharlieD
yes, I have mine bolted to a movable stand so I can move it around the shop.
Answered by: woodworker
Date published: 2017-07-11

What is assembled width at widest point?

What is the actual width at its widest point? I beleive the dimensions listed are for the box it comes in
Asked by: Questionasker
8-inches wide including the three levers for the handle. It is 17-1/2 inches from the back of the motor to the front switch and 24 inches high from bottom of base to top of the pulley cover.
Answered by: Eddie
Date published: 2017-02-17

Will it drill through glass?

Asked by: Elise
maybe with a diamond tipped drill bit.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-01-01
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Customer Reviews

8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 161.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This drill press may be made in China but for 80.00 dollars workmanship is excellent and all ad... This drill press may be made in China but for 80.00 dollars workmanship is excellent and all adjustments were perfectly on the mark. Soaping the drive belt is all I did and she runs very quiet and smooth. I love it ! Very happy with quality
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble. Easy to use. Easy to assemble. Easy to use.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I don't want to say any discouraging things about this drill press after so many positive 5 stars... I don't want to say any discouraging things about this drill press after so many positive 5 stars and because I like it for its compact size, quiet motor, cheerful color and sweet price. I guess it is just my luck that: 1)The motor is quiet only in the top position, but gets noisy when the bit starts traveling down. I can minimize the noise by squeezing and stabilizing the spindle lightly with two fingers; 2)The table is not 90 degree with the shaft, so enter and exit holes can't be parallel: if you're using a vise, you should level the piece before clamping; 3)It works good with 1/4 to 1/2" bits, but wobbles with small bits.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent drill press that fits my smallish shop but meets all my needs. I got the drill press a ... Excellent drill press that fits my smallish shop but meets all my needs. I got the drill press a couple weeks ago, set up was easy and I immediately put it to use. I made roughly 100 small wooden cars for a church Christmas package ministry and drilling straight, even and clean holes for the wheels/axles was never easier. I mainly used one speed so far but changed the belt around to test some other speeds. The belt changing is awkward at first but pretty easy after learning the concept. Time will tell on durability but for now and at this price point I rate this drill press as excellent and highly recommend it to others.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good utility, small size I have a small shop in the golf cart extension to my garage so no room for a larger drill press. The WEN 8 fits nicely bolted to the top of a tall bar stool, and I can easily move it around. It's a little too heavy to "store on a shelf" as some ads say. The standard features, operation and power are all satisfactory for home or hobby work. The standard key-chuck works fine but for convenient drill changes I have installed the Grizzly 3/8' keyless chuck G8233. This chuck takes drills down to 1/32" and the press has enough precision to operate with them. With the right setup the press handles larger work, most common woods and metals. It is not a piece of industrial equipment so be aware of common-sense limitations. For my small shop this unit works well and gives me reasonable precision and repeatability for my home, auto and hobby work.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Survived heavy drum sanding Easy assembly and just the right size for my small garage shop area. I clamp it down and move it around with ease. It has held up surprisingly well to some pretty heavy drum sanding (probably too heavy for a drill press). You will need to tighten the belt after assembly. Don't assume the drive belt is properly tightened from the factory since it is something that you adjust and set when changing speeds. The only down side for some will be that the bit only moves 2 inches. Combined with the small height between the adjustable table and the chuck, there is a limit to what a drill press this size can be set up to do.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shipped direct to my home. Easy to assemble. Quiet operation. Speed adjustments are easy. Acc... Shipped direct to my home. Easy to assemble. Quiet operation. Speed adjustments are easy. Accurate drilling, no drifting. No frills, but I don't need a lot of extras. Low price. Great value. Been using it for a week now. Very good simple basic bench drill. Meets my expectations.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent for the price - not super powerful Not a powerhouse...but good enough for occasional use. It's physically small compared to most presses - some may find that disappointing. However, for me it's an advantage as I don't have to store a large frequently un-used tool. I just don't have the shelf or floor space for a large one. Measured just over .001" of runout on the chuck. For a cheap imported press I thought that was pretty impressive. I drilled a couple 1-1/2" holes in 2x4 pine with a spay bit and a 1/2 hole in approximately quarter inch steel with a dull bit. With high pressure I could easily stall the press, but that's not the proper way to drill anyways.
Date published: 2015-12-12
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