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,
$24616 /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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Name 10 in. Drill Press with Laser 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press 12 in. Drill Press with Variable Speed and Laser System 15 in. Drill Press with Variable Speed, Laser System and LED Light 15 in. Drill Press with LED 1/2 HP 12 in. Benchtop Drill Press, Variable Speed, 115-Volt, JWDP-12 8.6 Amp 15 in. Floor Standing Drill Press with Variable Speed
Brand Ryobi WEN General International General International RIDGID JET WEN
Ratings (220) (490) (9) (16) (52) (19) (44)
Bench or Stationary Bench Bench Bench Stationary Stationary Stationary Stationary
Chuck Capacity 1/2 In. 5/8 In. 3/5 In. 25/32 In. 1/2 In. 5/8 In. 5/8 In.
Number of Speeds 5 20 20 16 12 10 20
Voltage (volts) 120 120 120 120 120 115 120
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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
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: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2018-03-20

is this a floor drill press?

is this a floor drill press?
Asked by: Ron
No ,it sets about 2 feet high. Good drill press though.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2018-06-19

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
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Customer Reviews

12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 490.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This WEN 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is powered by 2/3 HP induction motor. I like the vari... This WEN 12 in. Variable Speed Drill Press is powered by 2/3 HP induction motor. I like the variable speed from 580 to 3200 RPM. This model to change the speed is move the lever up or down and it adjust the speed as needed without ever touch the pulleys or belts. It has a digital read out on the front of the drill press so it makes it easy to read. The only negative I have about it is it stay on all the time even when not in use. I don’t use my a lot so I just unplug the drill press since I cannot turn off the LED readout. The only way to turn it off is to unplug the drill press. On some of the reviews that stated the laser and the light was run by batteries. But the one I received run off the electrical power. I did check the spindle for wobble but did not have an issue. This Wen 12 in variable speed drill press has a lot of very nice features. It was pretty true. This is a very heavy weighing in around 89 pounds. It is well made it should last a lifetime for my usage.
Date published: 2018-08-06
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 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 4 out of 5 by from Good value, marginal accuracy. I purchased this drill press to drill pen blanks for turning wood pens. I have drilled about 200 7mm holes through 2-3/8" pieces of maple, walnut, cherry and various exotic hardwoods. I didnt give it 5 stars because its accuracy is less than stellar. Assembly was easy enough but while the base is level, the table isn't. It's level side-to-side but not front-to-back. This results in holes that aren't exactly centered and some blanks being scrapped when the hole is too close to the edge to allow for turning. Since I can't see how to adjust the tilt, I just shimmed my vise and now the holes are really close to perfect. There also seems to be a slight wobble as the bit is lowered. Since everything is tight, I just drill really slowly. There is also some noise as the load increases and WD-40 didn't fix it. I'm not sure where else to lubricate. When I get time, I'll call Customer Service and see if they can help me. For the money, I'm mostly happy but this press isn't as accurate as other brands I've owned. If I needed tighter tolerances, I'd return it.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It took 2 drills to get one that worked well.... It took 2 drills to get one that worked well. The first had a quill which required sanding and polishing to move freely the last last 2". Casting defects prevented the return spring from working. It literally went "sprang!" and fell partially off. And don't get me started on the odd rattles and loose fasteners. The second one was much better. Needed some polishing here and there (the main arm and rack work much better with polishing) and a few adjustments and tightening, but this one seems OK. Bottom line is a decent tools for the money but with quality control issues. I'd pay another $200-$300 for better, but it seems most of these sold under different brands are from the same factory. Not much between Home Depot quality and pro machine grade unfortunately.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my home workshop I've been using this drill press for a few months. It gets occasional use. I use it for around the house stuff. No day in and day out commercial use. Everything worked out of the box. No broken or incorrect parts. Assembly was easy. Everything was square and aligned from the factory. I found the press powerful enough for what I do. The toughest task so far was boring a 1 3/8 hole 7" deep in hard maple end grain using a new, sharp forstner bit. I was patient, clearing the chips often, and the press worked very well. Only at 5"-7" deep did it stall a few times after adding a bit extension that was maybe not aligned perfectly. Built in work light & laser alignment are nice features. Didn't think it would be but the roller extension has been useful. The lever operated speed control works very well. I'm sure I would not be often changing the speeds if it required a belt adjustment. It's nice to be able to drill straight holes. Overall very pleased
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW.... What a Surprise! Having never heard of the Wen Brand, (and there not being any reviews on this item) I had nothing to go by but the word of the expert at our local Home Depot. I was in need of a drill press and the local Home Depot is the only place in town to get one, so I trusted the expert and got a big surprise. Following the assembly instructions was extremely easy. There was even a few steps of the assembly that was already done for me when I pulled it out of the box (so it did save me a little time and work). Now that I have it all assembled, I am ready to power up my new drill press. It runs extremely smooth and quiet with virtually no vibration. Changing speeds is made easy with just a turn of the handle (no need to change the belt position like most drill presses in this price range). I have only used it to drill a few holes to see how it ran, one was a 1 3/4" Forstner Bit. I can not express how impressed I am with my new purchase. I will post more at a later time when I get more use out it. If you have doubts about this drill press because you have never heard of the Wen Brand you can rest easy with this one. I have no doubt (at this time) that this machine is a good quality and will last me a lot of good years!
Date published: 2014-03-10
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
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