This Drill Press is powerful enough to tackle the big jobs and portable enough to do it anywhere. It’s the all-new Jet 12 Variable Speed Drill Press. A powerful 1/2 HP induction motor that pushes through almost anything you throw at it; over 3-1/8 in. spindle travel for maximum depth cutting and our innovative X-shaped XACTA Laser that ensures drilling accuracy; makes this workhorse the best choice for in your shop or on the go.
- Compact bench top design allows for easy transport
- 10 in. x 16-1/8 in. cast iron base fits neatly on work benches with limited space
- Stable base design allows for easy re-positioning on work bench
- Heavy duty 1/2 HP induction motor for various drilling applications
- Mechanical variable speed drive system for easy speed changes
- Industrial 5/8 in. drill chuck for multiple drilling applications
- Oversized, ergonomic knobs provide ease of use and maximum control
- X-shaped XACTA laser ensures drilling accuracy
- Digital read out displays spindle speed for different drilling applications
- LED work light increases visibility for intricate applications
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Arrived two days before expected delivery. Very sturdy and well built. Drills very straight vertical holes without wobble. Well packed and easy to set up. Only problem was table was per-mounted to post 45 degrees off, however, a call to Jet easily and quickly solved the problem. Excellent customer by Jet.
Solid and precise. Easy to use and pretty easy assembly.
Good but not great assembly instructions, tell you to assemble this on a floor. I wouldn’t do that. I assembled it on the bench where it was going to be installed, much easier. The RPM LEDs stay lit as long as it is plugged in, which is silly. The machine appears to be solid.
Nice drill. It works well and was easy to put together.
Bought about 2 months ago. Easy to assemble. Packaging was good; no damage. Noticed a few finishing defects but not a bid deal. Highest speed on DRO was 2910, again not a big deal since I don’t know the accuracy of the DRO. Biggest concern is the vibration at high speeds. Seems to run smooth at lower speeds and as speed is increased I noticed more vibration as I approached 2000 rpm. By the time hit full speed (2910) there is a very noticeable vibration being transferred to the handle. Haven’t had much opportunity to see what’s causing the vibration. Also, table adjustment isn’t as smooth as I had expected. Overall not a bad DP for the money but the vibration at higher speeds is concerning.
Purchased this drill press to drill cast iron parts for our product. It works perfectly for our application. The laser was adjusted perfectly out of the box for our use. This is a good buy for the money and we were able to tailor our fixtures to the table for accurate drilling. Have had this in use for a month now and have no complaints. I wanted to buy and old heavy duty press but ran out of time to look for one – No regrets we will be picking up a 15″ one this spring! Nice prod
excellent bench top drill press. table swings out for full length drilling. Work light and laser light work great. The one lever speed adjuster is the best.
Everything arrived fine thank you.
Easy to assemble, no drill bit wobble, made my project a whole lot easier
I purchased 3 drill presses in the last two years. The make is not important. Wen they arrived, found to be damaged and/or the motor seized up. Replaced it with a Jet 12in Benchtop Drill Press. I’m happy with it. Does what it’s supposed to do. Much better that the ones I got way back Wen.
Met my expectations. The variable speed is adjusts easily and it is great to be able to spin bits at the proper speed without having to take the top off and move the belt from one pully to the other. Well worth the cost.
Arrived within promised delivery time, quick and easy assembly, sturdy base, easy to use.
Great drill press! With a lot of features. Assembles in about 15 min. Only thing I wish Jet would change is that the digital RPM readout stays on when the machine is off. Have to unplug it to get it to shut off.
Shipped very fast, easy to assemble and works great!
i like this drill press
This is my first drill press. Assembly was easy. I build a rolling table for it. I didn’t do a lot of research in advance and am disappointed in how far the bit can travel. I think it can only lower roughly 3.5”, so i can barely go through a 4×4.
I need to get holes drilled straight in mild steel up to 1/2″ thick. I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to give up floor space and this solved the problem. Powerful, solid piece of machinery. I’m very happy with it so far.
Sorry for the delay, I just can’t wait to tell you how satisfied I am with my jet drill press. It’s so much better and faster to set the speed and I just can’t get over how accurate this drill press is compared to the others we have in the shop. I would dare say it’s the best piece of equipment we have in the shop today. Speed is money, a minute saved is a penny earned. It even came in much earlier then expected. I just can’t thank you enough for everything, keep up the good work, have a good day. God bless.
Very easy to assemble, works very well.
This is seriously heavy duty! I’m so used to getting sloppy plastic parts on tools, that this one surprised me. I’ve used it once. It’s a table top, and I’m a bit short to be comfortable with the height, but I’ll build a step and everything will be great! Thank you.