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Model #4214

12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press

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  • 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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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 without touching any pulleys or belts. A digital readout powered by LED lights displays the running speed. Rigid frame cast iron construction ensures accurate holes and prevents wobbling and walking during operation. Our 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° 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, light, tools for assembly
  • LED read out displays speed while the onboard light illuminates your workpiece
  • 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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Number of Speeds5205
Voltage (volts)120 V120 V110 V110 V
PortabilityPortablePortablePortableBench
Horsepower (HP)0.5 hp0.75 hp0.5 hp0.75 hp
Chuck Capacity (in.)1/2 In.5/8 In.5/8 In.1/2 In.
Maximum Speed (RPM)3100 RPM3200 RPM3470 RPM3450 RPM
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  • 4.6
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Table broke off. No response from cust service.
Used a handful of times. My table support snapped at the column. The crank handle always felt a little clunky, but for the price and country of origin, I wasn't alarmed. About a year later, I moved the table down, STARTED to tighten the column clamp, and the whole table came crashing down. The table support split all the way down near the crank. See photos. Still waiting on my warranty claim response from WEN. According to their website's estimates, it is overdue.
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    Just know what you are getting
    The build quality on this DP is terrible, but not much different than similar Rikon and Jet models. There are lots of cosmetic issues, which I decided weren't a big deal, but mine made a clicking sound at shutdown and had an incorrectly installed Motor Compression Spring. CS told me that "they all make that sound", and that the Motor Pulley Assembly could be removed to reseat the spring. The fix was easy, but shouldn't have been necessary. Either pass on this one, or buy with caution.
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      Just set up my new Wen 4214 yesterday. Cleaned oil off all surfaces. Assembly was easy and I wa...
      Just set up my new Wen 4214 yesterday. Cleaned oil off all surfaces. Assembly was easy and I was able to lift the head onto the post by myself. I used a wood block and a single hit with a hammer as instructed, and the chuck set just fine. Checked the run out with micrometer and the shank of a bit didn't vary by more than 0.001 inch (WOW!). Moving the chuck up and down caused some squeaking at first, but that has gone away now. The machine is pretty quiet in general. There is a click or two as the motor stops (clutch disengaging??). I think that is normal. Speed goes from 550 to 3020 (a little lower than advertised, see Pic), but will work for my applications. The cast iron table was nearly square to bit and was easy to adjust. However, the vernier (See Pic) didn't have quite enough leeway to precisely zero it (geez, a little more wiggle room on the plastic wouldn't have killed you). The unit is quite solid but the left front leg (as you face it) is 0.04 inch higher than the rest causing the unit to rock a bit, so I have put a piece of sheet metal under it as a shim (see Pic). I installed a Lee Valley drill press table which works like a dream, easy to install and no issues with impeding hand crank.
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        Lack of quality control
        The drill exceeded my expectations relative to quality of the finish, as well as the ease of assembly. I was however disturbed at the lack of quality control relative to the fact that the drill's 3 handle feed hub only had holes for two of the feed handles - obviously the part had been incorrectly manufactured - something that should have been caught by even the most minimal of quality control. These kind of problems may seem insignificant to a manufacturer like Wen, but become a very annoying problem for the consumer when you are dealing with a 86 lbs. pound device, which has to be disassembled and returned to a store located 45 minutes away. Other observations were that either the speed indicator is off or the motor RPM is low - my speed range was 510 to 3050 (not 540 to 3200) Also noticed that the chuck is prone to slipping unless cranked down extremely hard - I have two 1/2" Milwaukee drills with keyed chucks and neither of those slip the way the Wen does with the same 2 1/2 inch forstner bits
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          6 found this review helpful
          Impressed!
          1. It wS a snap to assemble. 2. Insteuctions well written. 3. Runs smoothly. 4. Easy speed change. 5. Heavy duty and well machined. 6. Love the laser. Very accurate,
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            Defective production
            The base has one foot 1/16 lower than the rest. Ordered replacement and the same thing. Talked to tech support and they know about it and that it’s happened frequently. It seems to be a factory defect in a certain assembly line product output. Even if you shimmy it up it will be hard to keep from vibration with a motor running 3000rpm. I would suspect that a piece of one base broke off in a cast where others where subsequently made over it.
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              15 found this review helpful
              I bought this drill press to drill 3 inch holes into Red Cedar end grain. Slow and go was the tic...
              I bought this drill press to drill 3 inch holes into Red Cedar end grain. Slow and go was the ticket. Not bad for a DIY drill. Will work great for my other projects.,
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              3 found this review helpful
              Solid drill press with poor quality control
              I like most of the features of this drill press, especially the tilting platform and the easy speed adjustment. If everything worked, I would have given it five stars. When I first assembled the drill press the tachometer (RPM display) and lasers did not work. I contacted WEN customer service and they mailed me a new tachometer, which they said would fix both problems. I installed the part and now I have a working tachometer and one laser line. The two laser lines are supposed to intersect at the exact point that the drill bit makes contact, so having one line doesn't do much good. I will contact WEN customer service again and they will likely mail me another part, but replacing one of the lasers will be much more invasive and I'm tired if messing with it. This could have all been avoided if a factory worker had taken five seconds to plug it in and flip a switch.
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                11 found this review helpful
                Well... it works, it reaches what I need it to... not a huge fan of the laser... I dont understa...
                Well... it works, it reaches what I need it to... not a huge fan of the laser... I dont understand it... maybe... in time I'll realize its use...
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                Delivery was delayed, that's a minus. Aside from that, this is a nice machine. I like the variabl...
                Delivery was delayed, that's a minus. Aside from that, this is a nice machine. I like the variable speed pulley, as opposed to swapping pullies. Too bad that the speed display is always on, but it's not a deal breaker. I've used it a few times, and I like it. I added a 1/2" keyless chuck to it, as well.
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                2 found this review helpful
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