Model # 4214

Internet #204994931

WEN 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press
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WEN

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,
$23132 /each
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Product Overview

  • 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,
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, 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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Product Overview

  • 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,
Model #: 4214
Internet #: 204994931

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, 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Ratings (86) (282) (7) (31)
Bench or Stationary Bench Bench Stationary Stationary
Chuck Capacity 1/2 In. 5/8 In. 5/8 In. 1/2 In.
Number of Speeds 20 20 10 12
Voltage (volts) 120 120 115 120
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

360- Degree Swivel
No
Amperage (amps)
4.8
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Drill Press
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Built-In Light
Yes
Chuck Capacity
5/8 In.
Chuck Key Storage
Yes
Color Family
Yellow
Cord Length (ft.)
9.8
Lockout Power Switch
Yes
Magnetic
No
Maximum Speed (rpm)
3200
Minimum speed (rpm)
580
Number of Speeds
20
Product Weight (lb.)
89lb
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).

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

360- Degree Swivel
No
Amperage (amps)
4.8
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Drill Press
Bench or Stationary
Bench
Built-In Light
Yes
Chuck Capacity
5/8 In.
Chuck Key Storage
Yes
Color Family
Yellow
Cord Length (ft.)
9.8
Lockout Power Switch
Yes
Magnetic
No
Maximum Speed (rpm)
3200
Minimum speed (rpm)
580
Number of Speeds
20
Product Weight (lb.)
89lb
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).

Questions & Answers

What is the width between bit and column?

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.
Asked by: Carl
this is a 12'' drill press the distance = 6'' from chuck center to column edge { this is called the swing ]
Answered by: Paws
Date published: 2017-06-04

The digital read out stays on when I shut the press down. Does the read out remain on as long as ...

The digital read out stays on when I shut the press down. Does the read out remain on as long as the drill is pulled in. I am going to make a switched receptacle, so the digital readout will shut off. I just wanted to run this buy you guys. Seems like wen could of put a timed relay got the readout to go off. Other then this small complaint the drill press is built well.
Asked by: Pete
See my previous answer to this question. Solution costs $11 from Amazon.
Answered by: timtown
Date published: 2017-10-21

Can you lock it at a given depth to use it for light milling (I know, not recommended)?

Can you lock it at a given depth to use it for light milling (I know, not recommended)?
Asked by: TomOH
Yes, it has threaded locking collars both above and below the depth stop.
Answered by: Simon
Date published: 2017-10-04

can I use this to drill through 2 x 3 x 3/16" steel tube stock?

can I use this to drill through 2 x 3 x 3/16" steel tube stock?
Asked by: pete
I assume your concerned about the 3" length..... I believe it will work just fine.
Answered by: MikeJ
Date published: 2017-08-08
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Customer Reviews

12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 281.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This really is a great drill press, especially for the price. I would expect to pay much more fo... This really is a great drill press, especially for the price. I would expect to pay much more for a machine with a variable speed head. it is easy to assemble and fit and finish is good. I have a few Wen products in my shop and find them to be a very good value.I have a foot pedal switch hooked to it which I highly recommend for any drill press. the digital speed readout is a nice feature.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was broken when it arrived, for the second time.... Was broken when it arrived, for the second time.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the price, this drill is a good deal. The majority of my work is drilling through mild steel ... For the price, this drill is a good deal. The majority of my work is drilling through mild steel and I find that there is plenty of torque to keep the bits spinning. Have the ability to drop the RPMs to 500 is nice, though wish it could go slower, but that is not typical of most drill presses. The laser is a nice touch is gets your work piece relatively close to where the center of your hole will be. Both the work light and laser are powered by the plug (i.e. no batteries). The downsides are that the vertical movement of the chuck is not very smooth and the electric motor makes an odd noise. I am hoping this is normal for the drill and not an indication of a short lifespan.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have had two other drill presses in the past but this one is better by far, I have had this one... I have had two other drill presses in the past but this one is better by far, I have had this one for about three weeks and have used it several times, I really like the verifiable speed function, the laser beam and light make it very easy to work on different projects. When I was looking on line for a new drill press and came upon the 12 in. WEN with the variable speed, that got my attention, the projects I work on sometimes require at least a 3 in. spindle travel, and this press was just what I was looking for, and the $232.00 price made it a no brainer. I wouldn't consider using either one of the other presses again. A very satisfied owner. Gary Hector
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like the features of this press. The variable speed drive and laser crosshairs are convenient. ... I like the features of this press. The variable speed drive and laser crosshairs are convenient. The electronics appear to safeguard the user if you don't adequately clear the chips in a drilling operation. The instructions are pretty good with assembly and tuneup easy. I haven't had the press for very long but I have used it quite a bit already. At first I thought the spindle had runout but it was in the chuck and doesn't affect drilling operations. I'm glad I opted for the 12" model. It is a good value for a hobbyist with limited space. It has so far met my expectations.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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 1 out of 5 by from This thing probably deserves 2.5 stars, but I am giving it 1 star to try and bring down the over-... This thing probably deserves 2.5 stars, but I am giving it 1 star to try and bring down the over-hyped rating it currently has at 4.5 stars. I asked for this drill press for Christmas as a gift from my brother to replace the $200 Chinese drill press (same price!) I had purchased 12 years ago and loved dearly until he broke numerous items on it. My old drill press could actually drill holes through steel, this thing can't...well not without babying it to death. The 2/3rd HP motor rating is bogus...drilling a 1/2" hole with 1/4" pilot I can stop the motor completely if I push hard enough. If you're a hobby woodworker, this press will probably meet your needs. The variable speed change a nice feature, however, If you need to drill steel, spend the money on something that can spin slower (under 300 rmp)...I'm currently hunting Craigslist for and old American press. Nothing was / is "wrong" with my WEN drill press from the factory (been using for 5 months now) other than the fact that it spins too fast and is under powered. Probably my fault for not looking over the specs enough and instead falling for all the peachy reviews. Never heard of WEN until Home Depot started carrying them recently...will be selling this press shortly or giving it to my brother. I will personally avoid WEN in the future as I am more than a hobby metalworker and require higher quality than WEN can deliver. Like I said, 2.5 out of 5.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drill was very easy to assemble. I purchased due to the MANY positive reviews. I reviewed plenty ... Drill was very easy to assemble. I purchased due to the MANY positive reviews. I reviewed plenty of presses before I chose this one. Everything was exactly as described and looked great with no damage. There was only two minor things I could find wrong with my unit. It was missing a bolt for the table slide roller & it made a really loud vibrating noise when I first started it. I took the cover off and played around with it. It is very smooth and quiet now, so something must have been hitting the cover. I haven't tried drilling any steel yet, but seems like it will do the job. Can't beat the price!
Date published: 2017-02-21
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