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Jet JDP-12 12-Inch Drill Press with Digital Readout

by Jet
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List Price: $448.00
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  • Compact bench top design allows for easy transport to different shop locations
  • Industrial duty 5/8-inch chuck handles large drill bits
  • Digital readout displays spindle speed for optimal drilling
  • LED work light increases visibility of work piece
  • Clear linear scale with depth stop for accurate, consistent drilling depth
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 707300
Item Weight92 pounds
Product Dimensions20 x 11.1 x 28.9 inches
Item model numberJDP-12
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description3-year limited
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #55,189 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight92 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableDecember 31, 2008

Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description

Combining the power of a large model with the compact design of a portable, space-saving tool, the Jet JDP-12 12-Inch Drill Press with Digital Readout is the ideal choice for use in your home shop or on-the-go. The JDP-12 features a robust 1/3 HP induction motor, spindle travel at over 3-1/8 inch for maximum depth cutting, and an innovative X-shaped XACTA laser to ensure drilling accuracy.

The JET JDP-12 12-Inch
Drill Press offers:
  • The XACTA laser system for precise drilling
  • A heavy-duty 1/3 HP induction motor for dependability
  • Digital readout and LED worklight for convenience
  • Oversized, ergonomic knobs for improved control

The LEDworklight is positioned so that it does not glare in the operator's eyes.

The JDP-12 is a compact yet powerful drill press. View larger.

The XACTA laser system acts as a guide while you drill.

A digital display helps you maintain quality.
Compact Benchtop Design for Easy Portability
If you crave the power of a big floor model but have little storage space, the JDP-12 is for you. This drill press features a compact benchtop design that won't clutter up your shop and can be easily transported to different locations.

The 11.5 x 16.5-inch cast iron base also fits neatly on work benches with limited space, giving you more flexibility while on a job site. At the same time, the stable base design allows for easy re-positioning on the work bench.

1/3 HP Motor and Variable Speed Drive System for Versatility
Powered by a heavy-duty 1/3 HP induction motor, the JDP-12 can tackle various drilling applications. It also boasts a mechanical variable speed drive system for fast and easy speed changes and an industrial 5/8-inch drill chuck for flexibility and versatility.

XACTA Laser System and Linear Scale for Accuracy
The JDP-12 comes equipped with the innovative XACTA laser system, which works by using an easy-to-see X-shaped laser to guide you as you drill, thereby ensuring accurate results. For improved consistency, there's also a clear linear scale with depth stop.

Oversized Ergonomic Knobs
For safe, secure operation, the JDP-12 gives you easy access to the controls you need while working. In fact, the oversized, ergonomic knobs are extremely user friendly, helping you avoid errors caused by a slippery grip and preventing you from wasting time hunting for hard-to-see buttons or switches. Instead, these easy-to-see, stable knobs provide you with maximum control at every stage in your job.

Digital Readout and LED Work Light for Precision
With the help of several advanced features, the JDP-12 simplifies the drilling process for better quality results. First, a digital readout displays the spindle speed for various drilling applications. There's also a built-in LED work light to increase visibility--especially important for intricate applications or while working in dim conditions.

Retractable Roller Extension and Paddle Switch for Stability and Safety
The retractable roller extension provides support and quick work piece adjustment to help ensure your workspace is always stable and secure. At the same time, a large paddle switch provides easy shut off and lockout protection to help prevent accidents or errors.

The JDP-12 is backed by a three-year warranty.

About JET: A History of Sharing New, Feature-Rich Products
Opened in 1958 after the founder of the company, Leslie P. Sussman, took the first Boeing Jet Airplane trip from Seattle, Washington to Japan, JET began as a small dealer that sold air hoists and trolleys out of a single hardware store in Seattle. Over the years, JET has carried everything from snowmobiles, transmitter radios, and forklifts to nylon stockings, but by the early 1970s, metalworking had become the base of their business line. And by the 1980s, JET had expanded into the realm of woodworking. Today, you'll find that JET offers a wide range of popular woodworking tools that are backed with best-in-class features and excellent service.

What's in the Box
JDP-12 12-Inch Drill Press

Product Description

Enjoy the accuracy of a drill press without taking up all of the space with this drill press from JET. It has the power to cut any hole you need with a 1/3-horsepower motor, 110 volts, a 530-3,100 rpm, a 3.15 vertical stroke, 360-degree head swivel, a 5/8-inch drilling capacity, and includes a light.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

During checkout everything worked great.
Paul G. Cottrell
I upgraded from a basic bench-top drill to the Jet Drill Press and am very happy with the purchase.
T. Janecek
Disassembled, packed up the 100 lbs of parts and returned it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

228 of 231 people found the following review helpful By A. DANILOFF on August 24, 2009
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Given the number of bearings used in this drill press It is a very well engineered, solid and stable machine with almost zero runout. Comparing this Jet bench top drill press to that rattling POS 12" Ryobi, which I bought initially and returned right away, is like comparing a Rolls-Royce and Ugo. However, given that sad fact that this Jet drill press was assembled in China, and in my professional experience Chinese generally don't give a damn about quality, my new drill press came with the following flaws:

1. Depth gauge lock collar (part JDP12-35) was broken and its pan head screw and hex nut were missing.
2. Tilt scale indicator (part JDP12-135) was cracked.
3. Left laser (part JDP12-47) has a beam three times wider than the right one.
4. Support roller (part JDP12-25) is deformed and out of cylindrical shape on one end.

When I pay a good money for something, I demand quality and nothing but the quality!!!

I'm going to order replacement for these defective parts from WMH Tool Group, Inc which manufactures these drill presses.

I used this Jet drill press continuously for two days and it has been proven to be a very solid performer, besides these QC flaws listed above. The variety of tasks I have accomplished without a hitch speaks for itself. Drilling precisely positioned holes to install threaded inserts in network conduit pull boxes. Drilling 0.5mm component mounting holes on circuit boards. Drilling precisely spaced and positioned holes on the rifle receiver to install a new rear sight. I could not have accomplished these tasks with any drill presses sold in big box stores locally, especially with that POS Ryobi for which I developed a strong disgust for the rest of my life. Needless to say it was assembled in China as well.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Richard L. Sancibrian on May 7, 2009
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For the price, this is a very high quality drill press. For my use it is perfect. I really like the safety feature of the chuck key which prevents one from accidentally leaving the chuck key in the chuck. It has a spring loaded tip that requires you to keep an inward pressure on the key while tightening or loosening the chuck. As soon as you no longer apply inward pressure on the key, it pushes it self out of the chuck keeping it in your hand. Very nice safety feature.

Another nice feature is the 'on/off" switch is located on the front of the drill press and to turn it on, you pull it towards you, thus if something should go haywire (like not securing the drilled object down and it gets away from you), you can shut the drill press down with your forehead. Hopefully one would not get themselves in this type of situation, but sometimes even the best of us makes an error, and your head is the closes thing to the switch. The laser light is nice as is the work light. A nice feature of the laser light is that it is powered by internal circuitry (not battery powered), so if you forget and leave the laser light on, you don,t have a battery to replace.

Another nice feature is being able to change drilling speeds with out having to change the belt location on the pulley. There is a handle on the left side that you push or pull to change the speed while the drill press is running and a digital display above the "on/off" switch that shows the RPM. Like I said in the beginning that for the price, this is an outstanding quality product.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Rick Domenico on May 31, 2009
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Drill press arrived. Has low speed runout. Called the company and now they tell me I have to haul the thing 30 miles to the nearest aurthorized Jet repair, to have them look at it.

UPDATE AGAIN: 2nd one was not much better. I expressed my displeasure to the wmh tool group. Customer service was fantastic. They not only apologized profusely, they are sending me a new press with special attention paid to it and,... get this, they're letting me keep the other one for free. They do need to improve their qc. 5 star customer service, 1 star qc.
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Devin on June 3, 2009
Supposedly this item was shipped factory direct. The box it arrived in looked like it had been in WW2 - I almost told the UPS guy that I didn't want to accept delivery. Then I figured, what can possibly be wrong?

Unpacking was easy as the box was falling apart. All the parts were there, but it looked like some items had been pre-assembled - I was thinking maybe they shipped me a "return". Got the whole thing put together though fairly easily.

Problems: 1) The LED light fell out from the socket (it was pre-inserted). Luckily it fell on a rubber mat. 2) the Laser crosshair lights don't work at all. 3) No warranty/registration card.

Jet customer service is non-existent after 5 Mountain. There is no way to leave a message (voice or email). Forget about trying to register your product online.

It seems the only recourse to getting the lasers fixed is to schlep the thing to a service center 20-some miles away.

First and last time I buy a Jet product online. For the price, I think a Craftsman would have been a better deal.
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