Model # 4214

Internet #204994931

WEN 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press
0044459042143

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,
$23899 /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 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 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, 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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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 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 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, 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Ratings (199) (475) (49) (17)
Bench or Stationary Bench Bench Stationary Stationary
Chuck Capacity 1/2 In. 5/8 In. 1/2 In. 5/8 In.
Number of Speeds 5 20 12 10
Voltage (volts) 120 120 120 115
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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
Condition
New
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
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
Condition
New
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
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

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 can be locked with depth gauge adjustment nuts
Answered by: takturna
Date published: 2018-03-20

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
The digital read does stall on unless you unplug the press.
Answered by: Dooner
Date published: 2018-05-20

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: 2018-05-24

is this a floor drill press?

is this a floor drill press?
Asked by: Ron
No, this is a bench top drill press 37.5 inches tall. A very good drill press for the price.
Answered by: Zerg
Date published: 2018-06-15
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Customer Reviews

12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 475.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For a bench top drill press, this is remarkably heavy duty. The ability to change speeds with one... For a bench top drill press, this is remarkably heavy duty. The ability to change speeds with one lever is a big advantage and is something you would normally find only in higher end floor standing drill presses. The tapered spindle is great for allowing the use of tapered spindle bits and for changing chucks. The table swivels and height adjust easily and allows for flexibility in operation without a great deal of time and effort. The laser locating device worked well out of the box and is actually much more useful than I anticipated. The work light is a small LED and quite bright but only adequate for the table top area. I am very satisfied with this drill press and recommend it for the home workshop. Pros- Heavy construction Easy speed change Flexible table adjustments Tapered spindle Cons- Some slippage in heavy load situations You will need additional lighting
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've used the WEN 12" Variable Speed Drill Press extensively since it arrived 3 weeks ago. I lov... I've used the WEN 12" Variable Speed Drill Press extensively since it arrived 3 weeks ago. I love the variable speed adjustment which allows you to change speed without moving belts. The LASER and LED work lights are great additions to this tool. The only 2 reservations I have with the drill press are the following: First, the Bevel Lock Bolt for adjusting the angle of the table is not "easily" accessible. Second, the scale to which you adjust the angle of the table is just a stick on scale and is already starting to come off. WEN would be better served to have a scale that is permanently attached.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really happy with this Wen 4214 drill press. This is a really good value and very well built dril... Really happy with this Wen 4214 drill press. This is a really good value and very well built drill press. I am very picky and held off buying a drill press for many years because changing belts was not something I wanted to deal with. The quill/spindle is very true with no detectable play. It is 37" tall, so you likely do not want to mount it on a surface any higher than 34". I mounted mine on a rolling Husky tool cabinet (bolted thru the top). Then I filled the cabinet with all the heaviest tools I could find.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have had this unit for 6-8 weeks now and it's a keeper! Assembly is required and is not difficul... Have had this unit for 6-8 weeks now and it's a keeper! Assembly is required and is not difficult. Would recommend another person to help when placing the head unit as it is quite heavy. A design flaw on the motors digital RPM readout caused me to "rewire" the control unit. WEN supplied instructions, once I called them to ask about this condition. I rewired and thought I had a problem however, the instructions were translated and it appears "something(s)" were missed in translation. Bottom line, no issues. Unit is very well constructed and ample for garage and home use. This is the third piece in my trio of WEN products and I would recommend it!
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a really nice drill press for my woodshop and I would highly recommend it after I receive... This is a really nice drill press for my woodshop and I would highly recommend it after I received the second one they shipped to me. I gave it 4 stars only because the first drill press that was shipped to me came from Ontario California (10 days, not the 3 days they said when ordering ). It was a repacked damaged unit with missing parts and the speed control was very hard to adjust.. I disassembled it and returned it. After complaining to H.D. they sent me a second one from Illinois, (in 2 days) where the WEN assembly plant is. This one came in perfect condition. The speed adjustment worked real easy. Even the painted parts looked a lot better than the last. If you see broken Styrofoam when you open the box, it's a sign that something isn't right. Don't except one with any damage at all. It may be damaged worse on the inside.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good build quality, great features. The included chuck was defective, but an email to Wen on... Very good build quality, great features. The included chuck was defective, but an email to Wen on a Saturday resulted in a replacement chuck in my mailbox on the following Tuesday. Excellent, no hassle customer service! The included chuck and arbor measured about .012 inches run-out. I replaced the chuck and arbor with higher precision items, and it now measures .003 inches run-out on a surface ground 3/8" rod @4 inches down from the chuck Far better accuracy than I expected! The table is square to the chuck, and is level side to side and front to back to within .2 degrees (measured). The laser indicator is spot on, and holds zero from table high to table low. Vibration was typical, but a replacement link belt and proper re-alignment of the drive motor reduced overall vibration to almost zero. It now passes the "standing nickel" test with ease... Overall, this is an excellent drill press for the price, and with very little "tweaking", it can compare to presses selling for 2 to 3 times its' price.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like this drill press compare to my other Harbor... I like this drill press compare to my other Harbor Freight unit. This one is well build for the price. If you don't want the led speed readout to stay on all the time just rewire the supply voltage black wire from the digital readout control board to the on & off switch load side. Works great now.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from About a month in, I can say this drill press is a great value and fun to use. The table was squar... About a month in, I can say this drill press is a great value and fun to use. The table was square out of the box and the laser was close to dead on. (Note that you line up laser before lowering spindle as the laser gets partially blocked when lowering) It's easy to assemble too. Regarding assembly, the instructions are ok but there are a couple things to note. One is when they say use a hammer with block or rubber mallet to put the spindle on. They don't say how far in it sets. It does not sit flush. There is about a 1 inch length from top remaining (this will make sense when you try it), the first couple whacks with a mallet easily gets it all the way up. I mention this because I fear that some will keep whacking it trying to seat it further than it can go. The spindle is trued quite well. I don't notice wobble when using. I do see some wobble with the chuck, but this does carry to the bit for any noticeable run out. Back to the instructions, the other minor thing is they say 3 bolts attach the column to the base but there is actually 4. Beyond the instructions, the drill is pretty quite. My sweet-spot on speed is 980 rpm. The speed adjustment handle is incredibly tight and takes muscle to move. My guess is this is on purpose so you don't move it too fast and throw a belt. Yes, the RPM light stays on when not turned on, but this is a non-issue for me as it is plugged into a strip with a switch that I turn off anyway when I leave my shop. I do wish the speed went lower than 500 for serious metal cutting, but for the money this is a lot of drill and well made. I am really happy with this drill press. I was tempted by the full length floor version, but just made my own stand and saved a lot of money. I also took a piece of scrap wood and made a holder for all the tools it comes with. Oh, spend $20 and buy a drill vice and clamp it in with a couple 2" clamps. The vice is a must-have. I'm having fun. It's my first drill press and I am learning how great it is to have one. This one should meet all of my needs for a long time. I am becoming a big fan of Wen's tools lately. I have the 10" bandsaw and it is a great value too.
Date published: 2018-02-20
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