Jet 12" Benchtop Variable-Speed Drill Press

Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Jet
Model:
JDP-12
Price:
$375

Description

* Compact benchtop design allows for easy transport to different locations
* 11.5 "x 16.5" cast iron base fits neatly on work benches with limited space
* Stable base design allows for easy re-positioning on work bench
* Heavy Duty 1/3 HP induction motor for various drilling applications
* Mechanical variable speed drive system for easy speed changes
* Industrial 5/8" drill chuck for multiple drilling applications
* Oversized, ergonomic knobs provide ease of use and maximum control
* X-shaped XACTA LaserTM ensures drilling accuracy
* Digital read out displays spindle speed for different drilling applications
* LED work light increases visibility for intricate applications
* Retractable roller extension provides support and quick work piece adjustment
* Large paddle switch provides easy shut off and lockout protection
* Clear linear scale with depth stop for consistent drilling depths

Reader Reviews

Variable speed makes this drill press better

Review Summary

I have to admit, I bought this to be a stop-gap drill press, something to hold me over and get me through a few years until I can upgrade to a floor-stand bigger machine. But then I discovered this is a better drill press than I expected. I really like the variable speed and digital indicator, making it easy to change speeds without changing belts. And it's got enough power for my shop. The depth stop is not as good as I'd like, but it works okay.
And the table is old school, like the ones used for decades. I'd rather have a table better suited for woodworking, where I could clamp around the edges to hold boards in place.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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