This is a very nice table but the ruler that's set in the table to adjust the fence is a vinyl de...
This is a very nice table but the ruler that's set in the table to adjust the fence is a vinyl decal instead of a piece of aluminum. The first time I set a 2x4 on it to work, the decal immediately peeled up. Without this functioning, the table is useless. I tried contacting Wen support and have had no response for two days now. Unless they change this feature to an aluminum strip that's recessed flush and glued or epoxied to the top, it's always going to be a weak point. Easy design feature to fix, problem that renders the tool useless. I'll be returning it and looking for something else. If this was corrected, this would easily be the best value in a drill press table I've come across.
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May 11, 2019
Simple 1-page assembly. Fit on my 15” Craftsman with no problem. Nice adjustable fence and adjus...
Simple 1-page assembly. Fit on my 15” Craftsman with no problem. Nice adjustable fence and adjustable stop with T-nuts. There’s a removable square plate in the middle, which can be replaced once I fill it full of through -holes. An online review says this is an odd thickness, but if I run into any trouble, I’m sure I can remove a little of the edge and make the depth a standard 3/8” for a plywood square, then cut a bunch of them to be at the ready. This is such a simple, valuable addition to a drill press, I don’t know why I haven’t done it sooner! See my photos for before & after. The base mount (underside) actually has 4 reinforced holes to fit a variety of drill press tables. My drill table is big enough that it covers 2 of those holes, but the other two worked fine with the versatile jaws included. I’ll next look for other t-nut clamping jaws to use in the two tracks.
Fit my Jet drill press Model JWDP-12 perfectly. For the home hobby person this should work just ...
Fit my Jet drill press Model JWDP-12 perfectly. For the home hobby person this should work just fine. The quality is very good and the price is a bargain. Installed it very easily in less than 10 minute. Home Depot Rocks!!!!
The table is approximately 24 x 12 which creates about 275 square inches of space for your projec...
The table is approximately 24 x 12 which creates about 275 square inches of space for your projects. Onboard rulers provide accuracy for precise and even drilling while the adjustable fence slides back and forth to fit the needs of any project. The sturdy 1-inch thick MDF body prevents warping and wobbling during operation while the fence’s stop block adjusts along the fence to help center your workpiece. The removable insert allows you to drill completely through your workpiece without damaging the table. The table is compatible with not only WEN drill presses, but its universal fit allows for installation on the majority of drill presses. Simply tighten the mounting clamps onto the drill press tables anywhere from 5 to 16 inches in width. The WEN drill press table comes backed with a two-year warranty. The only negative I found was with the stop fence,it could interfere with the handles on your drill. One or two of the feed handles may be removed if the stop fence is in the way of the feed handle travel.
This met my expectations, but the best part is the cost. If you do some searches you'll find ide...
This met my expectations, but the best part is the cost. If you do some searches you'll find identical tables sold under different names. This one is much less yet functions the same. Quality is good. I will be using it to drill mortise.
Once again WEN has come out with another great product in this 24 in. x 12 in. Drill Press Table ...
Once again WEN has come out with another great product in this 24 in. x 12 in. Drill Press Table with an Adjustable Fence and Stop Block. It comes in a nice sturdy box and was super easy to install on my WEN drill press table. The drill press table will mount to many different tables without the hassle of drilling holes and trying to get everything together using bolts. It has two very easy clamps that screw into the pre-drilled holes on the bottom of the table. The clamps will cover from 5 inches to 16 inches. Please see my attached picture below showing the clamps. The table has over 275 square inches of surface and is made of 1 inch thick MDF which keeps it from warping and wobbling during use. The adjustable fence is 4 inches high and has a sliding stop block for making repeating operations. The table also has a removable center piece for drilling all the way through without hurting the table. The attached rulers make for maximizing accuracy in your work. From taking it out of the box to using the table took me less the ten minutes. Very happy with this table and I should get years of use from it.
Competitively priced and true universal fit make this a nice addition to the woodworking shop (se...
Competitively priced and true universal fit make this a nice addition to the woodworking shop (see my YouTube review below) .This accessory drill press table is a clone of several others on the market, including Grizzly and MLCS. I suspect they are all manufactured at the same factory in China. Here are the highlights:
• Nice Finish. White melamine, 1” thick MDF melamine is sturdy and easy to keep clean.
• Replaceable Insert. The removable/replaceable insert is a nice touch for woodworking operations. Helps prevent tear out on through drilling.
• Actually Fits Well. Yes it is universal, using clamps to attach to your original drill press table. But it locks down well and does a great job.
• Scales are surface mounted. The WEN table adds some nice measuring rulers on the table but failed to recess them, meaning the fence rides directly on the face of them, making them likely to wear. They should have recessed them into the table slightly.
• Replaceable Insert is a weird thickness. When the replaceable insert wears out you’ll need to machine a new one. It is about 9mm meaning 1/4” is too small and 3/8” will be too thick create a flush surface. This will be a problem if you don’t have a surface planer. Why it is not a standard thickness is baffling.
The WEN table is slightly less than the competitors and buying from home depot means minimum hassle if it doesn’t fit for some reason. Overall it is a nice woodworking addition and a big improvement over a standard drill press table.
About my rating:
5 stars – Exceeds all expectations. Better than the competition in all aspects, design, cost, operation, and support (A+).
4 stars – Nicely done. Better than the competition and solves the problem. (B)
3 stars – Works as expected. Has some shortcomings but gets the job done. Might be short in design, cost, longevity, or support. (C).
2 stars – Falls short of expectations and needs improvement. Pass and look elsewhere. (D)
1 star – Fails miserably. Does not get the job done, might even make things worse. Someone at the company should be fired. (F)
This is a simple drill press table that is very easy to install and adjust. The table is 24 x 12...
This is a simple drill press table that is very easy to install and adjust. The table is 24 x 12 and it doubled my work area. I installed it on my Rigid drill press and it took about 3 minutes. The stop block and fence both move easily and lock tight. The componets are made of mdf and the table is pretty thick. This kit also included a thin square of mdf that fits in the opening in the table. The table is held on to the drill press with 2 plastic wedges. There are two threaded rods that screw into the underside of the table and pass through the wedges. Next a washer and plastic knob thread on. Its a great addition to my drill press.
Initial viewing: Upon opening the box and laying it out on the floor, I was impressed by the ove...
Upon opening the box and laying it out on the floor, I was impressed by the overall appearance of the surface and the metal guides for the bolts on the fence, no nicks or irregularities in the finish. All of the parts were neat and cleanly manufactured, no burrs or seams are present. All of the parts are either protected with cardboard, Styrofoam or packed in a box.
The table is particle board, covered on both sides with a clean white laminate surface and a plastic edging. The clamping flanges are securely anchored in the underside of the table and all of the holes for the bolts are cleanly drilled. The bolts are all good strong steel, paired with knobs that have a good grade threaded nut pressed into them. The table has rulers imbedded in the surface, running parallel to the fence guides, a handy feature.
Initial Assembly and Testing:
Let me start by pointing out that I obtained this table to bring a 1952 Walker-Turner drill press closer to the 21st century. This machine came with the house and I’ve used it for cabinets and other projects. So, it works like it was made yesterday.
When I tried to mount the table on top of the press’s original table, the clamps couldn’t securely grab hold of the rounded underside of the 66-year-old press’s table. This is where a little elbow grease and wit made it work like a champ. I took the top that I inherited with the press and drilled a couple of holes through it, to allow the new table’s mounting bolts to be used to secure it to the old table. (see pictures)
To test the table, I set up the guide and block stop to drill a ¼” hole thru varying sized blocks 2” from the end and 2” from the side. I drilled ten blocks. The guides stayed in place and each ¼” hole was located exactly where it was supposed to be. Cleaning was a breeze with a brush and an air hose, to blow the dust out of the tracks.
Because of how I had to merge 1952 to 2018 I didn’t expect this table to just jump out of the box and mount itself. I expected to have to use a little ingenuity to get it to work. My main point is that it took a minimum of effort to make this product work and work well.
Note: Always take care to make sure that the insert block is secured by the fence, or another block clamped over it.