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3/4 HP 15 in. Benchtop Drill Press with Worklight, 16-Speed, 115-Volt, J-2530

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  • Powered by 3/4 HP motor for a seamless performance
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty
  • Ideal for drilling applications
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About This Product

Accuracy, stability and versatility are the benchmark features of the Jet 15 in. and 20 in. Drill Presses. This high quality line of Jet Drill Presses offer a greater range in spindle speeds than other machines of this class. Jet backs their machines with the industry-leading Two Year Warranty.

Highlights

  • Cast iron head
  • Large quill allows greater accuracy
  • Head casting features a permanently lubricated ball bearing spindle assembly, using four heavy duty ball bearings in an enclosed quill for longer life
  • Table tilts 45 degree
  • Large ground steel column diameter for maximum head and table support
  • An oversized/bulky item that requires delivery by truck; please be aware of the dimensions and weight of this machine
  • Jet offers full tech support in order to assist with any warranty issues; please call 1800-274-6846 for assistance
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Model # 354401

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 39.5 in, W 13 in, D 31 in

Dimensions

Chuck Capacity (in.)

5/8 In.

Product Depth (in.)

31 in

Product Height (in.)

39.5 in

Product Width (in.)

13 in

Details

Amperage (A)

9 A

Bench & Stationary Tool Type

Drill Press

Color Family

Black

Condition

New

Cord Length (ft.)

6 ft

Horsepower (HP)

0.75 hp

Included

No Additional Items Included

Maximum Speed (RPM)

3630 RPM

Minimum Speed (rpm)

200

Number of Speeds

16

Portability

Floor

Power Tool Features

Adjustable Depth Stops

Product Weight (lb.)

157 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Spindle Travel (in.)

3.375 in

Swing Distance (In.)

15 in

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Voltage (V)

115 V

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

CSA Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

2 Years

Questions & Answers

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Q:Hello. Is the pictured stand under the drill press included? Thank you.
by|Nov 25, 2022
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Q:Where is tge drill made?
by|Feb 27, 2022
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A:  CHINA

by|Nov 25, 2022
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    Q:Can I put the drilling press handles to opposite side ?
    by|Feb 2, 2022
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    Q:Is there a side view drawing or picture with dimensions? I want to know dimensions of the base relative to the head assembly to make sure it will fit on my bench without hitting the wall behind
    by|Dec 6, 2020
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    A:  I want to know dimensions of the base relative to the head assembly to make sure it will fit on my bench without hitting the wall behind. Outside base dimensions are 10.5" x 18.25" The motor capacitor and belt cover extend beyond the base rear by 7" Therefore, bench depth (and wall depth from the bench front) must be at least 25.5". That is, mounting the front of the base flush to the front edge of the bench will provide 1/4" of rear play for when the head assembly is swiveled to one side.

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    Customer Reviews

    4.3 out of 5

    • 4.3 out of 32 reviews
    • 87% recommend this product
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    JET J-2530 15-Inch 3/4-Horsepower Bench Drill Press Two common reviewer complaints about higher-e...
    JET J-2530 15-Inch 3/4-Horsepower Bench Drill Press Two common reviewer complaints about higher-end drill presses are failures of a unit’s variable-speed or laser light pointer. This press has neither feature – it’s just a good basic machine. Another common complaint is shipping damage, so I ordered a J-2530 from Home Depot’s web site and picked it at a local store, since it’s MUCH easier to return a large heavy item in person to HD (even though I kept the machine) and shipping is free to the store. Besides, Home Depot provides a 90-day return window, unusually long. The Home Depot site for this tool has a link to the Instructions & Parts Manual as PDFs. It comes packaged in a double thickness cardboard box. The box could be a bit larger to accommodate thicker filler material, but nevertheless, mine was undamaged – with all parts. If your press arrives damaged, consider whether to return it for a replacement, or obtain parts – you could also call Home Depot for advice. This is my fifth drill press and my third bench model. For large jobs, I have an expensive 20" floor model. The J-2530 replaced a well-used 13-year old Delta DP350 with a cracked aluminum pulley. Delta now considers that pulley (and many other parts) “obsolete”, so it’s no longer available. For a bench model, the J-2530 is big. On a 40" tall bench chuck bottom is 63" off the floor. So mounted, a step stool might be needed for machine operation unless you’re tall. (I’m 6/4.) Assembling the machine is straight-forward, with decent instructions (English & Spanish manuals included) if needed. This is a really nice machine: - big, beefy, heavy duty. The switch assembly and the table crank handle are plastic. Everything else is cast iron or steel - the 3/4 HP double ball-bearing motor is plenty powerful - the huge 5/8" chuck holds bits firmly; not like those key-less chucks on some PowerMatic machines for example - 15" swing (7.5" from bit center to column) – a typical size for a decent floor press – is the largest available for any bench model that I could find - Quill travel is 3-1/8". The quill travel lock, to fix drilling depth, consists of two round threaded nuts to stop downward movement. It’s a slow process to adjust these. It might be faster to adjust table height instead. - the table can be raised easily with a [heavy] 5" cross vise mounted, plus it can be rotated 360 degrees as needed for positioning – and locked in place - speed changes are quick and easy. Release the belt tension, move the belts as per the diagram on inside cover, and re-tension. - the built-in bulb holder in the cast iron drill head is well placed. A 50 watt incandescent spot bulb (or equivalent LED) aims light on the work table and out of your eyes. A Delta 25-870 Magnetic Work Light magnetically stuck on the left side of my press provides additional focused light (see Customer Image), if desired. - no vibration or belt chatter. Machine simply hums when running, regardless of speed. - mine has no perceptible run-out. - the on and off buttons on my machine require a firm quick jab with a couple of fingers to work. Simply pushing one does nothing. It was annoying at first, but I’ve gotten used to it. - Jet provides a 5-year warranty on their drill presses; better than any other company - it’s too bad such things aren’t made in America, but all cast iron tools seem to be made elsewhere, frequently China or Taiwan. At least the Chinese are getting better at making quality stuff – this machine is well done. Similar machines: - One web seller offers a Powermatic 15" bench drill press visually similar to the J-2530, for nearly two thousand dollars. Then, there is the Dake TB16 or Optimum B24H – they are probably better machines, but they cost twice as much. The “best” bench drill press available is probably the Knuth KB 20 S – that beauty cost four times as much. Summary: If you want a high quality large capacity bench model drill press for under a grand, this model should be on your short list. ... Non-review comment: If at all possible, get someone to help you to mount the (very heavy) cast-iron head assembly atop the column. It’s a two-person job. If no help is available, it IS possible to do it alone following these steps: - loosen the tension and remove the two drive belts - lift off and remove the middle drive pulley - loosen the Allen screw on the motor pulley and slide it up and off - immediately remove the “key” from the motor shaft, and for God’s sake, don’t let it fall into the motor - remove the on/off switch plate - disconnect the black, white, and green wires emanating from the motor - bend up the three wire hold-down tabs next to the pulley system up and loosen the large Phillips screw on the wire clamp on the left side of head - gently extract the motor wire out from the switch assemble and pull it through the belt cover lid. - don’t lose the rubber grommet in the lid where that wire passes through - unscrew the four nuts holding the motor in place and place the motor aside. Parts removed above will reduce drill head weight by 31 pounds, which should be sufficient to lift the head onto the column by yourself. Reverse these steps to reinstall the motor and other parts. Verify that the motor is mounted perfectly vertical and tighten the motor pulley level with the middle pulley.
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    17 found this review helpful
    A good serious drill. I put a nice Jacobs keyless chuck on it so I don’t have to fiddle with a chuck key.
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    The milling on the table and base castings were a...
    The milling on the table and base castings were a little rougher than I would expect from a quality brand like Jet (and for the price), but overall I’m pretty happy with the machine.
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    Run out ("wobble") unacceptable
    I agree with another review that the drive shaft on this press is not true; the amount of run-out (the degree to which the bit does NOT drill straight and true) is way too high. You can actually see the chuck spinning off center like a top. Removed, cleaned, and reinserted the tapered chuck multiple times, carefully following cleaning and installation instructions. The wobble is still there. When drilling metal, this is a real problem. For a 900 dollar tool, this is not acceptable.
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      Jet drill press
      Very good product & price
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      Shop drill.
      A very stout and powerful tool has done well.
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      • Recommended
      Very nice drill. Super easy pick up at store....
      Very nice drill. Super easy pick up at store. Pretty easy to assemble (20-30 min). Good price for good drill.
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      The overall quality of the drill press is excellent. The...
      The overall quality of the drill press is excellent. The only negative comment I have is relative to the table. The slots in the table do not go through the entire table, thereby making it difficult to attach a larger wooden drill press table to the cast iron table.
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      Very nice unit. It appears to be a high quality...
      Very nice unit. It appears to be a high quality product.
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      Excellent drill press. No electronics, just good heavy duty traditional components and constructi...
      Excellent drill press. No electronics, just good heavy duty traditional components and construction.it a bit bigger and heavier than the pictures would indicate,and that’s a good thing
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