|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7.5 x 22.9 x 11 inches|
|Item model number||2012187|
|Style||8 Inch 5 Speed|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||2-year warranty, 90-day commercial|
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WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
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- Includes a 1/2-inch keyed chuck and onboard key storage
- Operates at 5 different speeds: 740, 1100, 1530, 2100, 3140 RPM
- Spindle travels up to 2 inches with easy to read, locking linear depth stops for accurate and repeatable drilling operations
- Durable 1/3 HP induction motor develops ample torque and power
- 6-1/2 x 6-1/2" worktable is height adjustable and bevels up to 45 degrees left & right
- Swing: 8 inch. Motor: 120V, 60Hz. Horsepower: 1/3 HP.
- Includes: Drill Press, 1/2" Keyed Chuck, Chuck Key and Tools for Assembly
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From the manufacturer
- Five-Speed Operation
- Locking Depth Stops
- 1/2-inch Keyed Chuck
- On-Board Key Storage
- 1/3 HP induction Motor
- 2-inch Spindle Travel
- Beveling Worktable
- One-Year Warranty
Powerful. Versatile. Compact.
Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN’s 8-inch 5-Speed Drill Press is compact enough to limit space on your work bench but powerful enough to drill through metal, wood, plastics, and more. Drill up to a 1/2-inch hole in heavy-duty cast iron. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearing construction for an extended life, providing smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The 1/2-inch JT33 chuck gives you versatility with a variety of bits while the worktable bevels up to 45° left and right. Constructed with a rigid frame and a cast iron head, table, and base, ensure accurate holes and convenient drilling operations every time. Remember when you could drill holes in any material with ease? Remember WEN.
Locking Depth Adjustment
Set the depth adjustment knobs to limit your spindle travel for accurate and repeatable drilling operations.
Bevel the worktable 45° left and right for precisely angled holes.
Onboard Key Storage
Place your chuck key on the attached key storage to make sure it is alway there when you need it.
1/2-inch Keyed Chuck
The JT33 chuck accepts drill bits up to a 1/2-inch in size to meet the needs of a variety of projects.
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|Swing||8 Inches||10 Inches||10 Inches||12 Inches||15 Inches||17 Inches|
|Spindle Travel||2 Inches||2-1/2 Inches||2-3/8 inches||3-1/8 Inches||4 Inches||4-3/4 Inches|
|Speed Range||740 to 3140 RPM||600 to 3100 RPM||530-3100 RPM||580 to 3200 RPM||280 to 3300 RPM||180 t0 2940 RPM|
|Number of Speeds||5 Speeds||5 Speeds||Variable Speeds||Variable Speeds||Variable Speeds||12 Speeds|
|Amperage||2.3 Amps||3.2 Amps||4.5 Amps||5 Amps||8.6 Amps||13 Amps|
|Chuck Capacity||1/2 Inch||1/2 Inch||1/2 Inch||5/8 Inch||5/8 Inch||5/8 Inch|
|Height||23-1/8 inches||26-1/2 inches||34 Inches||36-1/2 Inches||63 Inches||65-1/2 Inches|
|Table Size||6-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches||7-5/8 x 7-5/8 Inches||8 x 7-2/3 Inches||9-1/2 x 9-1/2 Inches||12 x 12 Inches||14 x 14 Inches|
|Add-Ons||Key Storage||Laser, Work Light, Key Storage||Digital Speed Readout, Laser, Key Storage||Digital Speed Readout, Work Light, Table Roller Extension, Laser, Key Storage||Digital Speed Readout, Flexible Work Light, Laser, Key Storage||Laser, Work Light, Key Storage|
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Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN’s 8-inch swing, 5-speed drill press is small but powerful enough to drill through metal, wood, plastics, and other materials. Max drill capacity is 1/2” in 1” thick cast iron. When you need accurate, repeatable holes, this tool will do the job more conveniently and precisely than a hand held drill. The perfect size for the shop and portable enough to take to the job. Constructed with a rigid frame consisting of cast iron: head, table, and base ensuring accurate holes. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life and it all comes together with smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The ½” chuck with JT33 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits. Worktable bevels 45° left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles consistently. The base contains predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. The slotted table allows for mounting clamps and vises for effective workholding. Since 1951, WEN has proudly produced innovative powered tools focused on value delivering meaningful features that will help you complete and enjoy the work as much as the project. Remember when you could drill holes in any material with ease? Remember WEN.
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Everything on this press is rough. It's not a work of art, but it is strong, relatively light and it will make holes. If that's all you need then look no further.
When I use this press I clamp it to my work bench, then put it under for storage. A larger press would make moving it much more difficult.
The overall construction is very good. The unit is nice and heavy, the base is super solid and supports the weight of the head of the unit very well. All of the castings are smooth and do not have any cracks. The baseplate might be small for some, but it's just about right for me. I plan on building a small fence for the bed so it will be extended anyways.
Unfortunately, the bed of my unit does have some rust on it straight out of the box.(pictures) While it's a little bit of a bummer, it doesn't affect the performance of the machine. But it would be nice if it was rust free.
I do have one slight complaint and it's mostly just because the lack of a feature. I am not a huge fan of how the depth guide works, the two nut setup is kind of a challenge to get right because the space is so tight to get a wrench in there. The nuts on my drill press were so tight, I had a hard time getting them loose in order to adjust the depth. If there was an alternate way to set the depth, or perhaps if the guide was moved outward a little from the head of the unit, that would make it easier to adjust. Once I freed the nuts, they have become a little easier to move, but the gap between the nuts / depth guide-rod and the head of the drill press is a little tight, so it does make getting the fingers in there a bit tight. It's doable though, just not ideal.
Also, I do wish you could lock the drill press into a down position if you'd like, but it's not possible on this unit. Which I suppose is asking a bit much for something in this price range. I think you ptobsbly could add a nut at the bottom of the depth guide to act as a "lock" but other than that, it's not possible.
All of the dials, nuts, bolts, belts and springs are extremely tight and adjusted just right. It's super sturdy as well as quiet, and it seems like it will serve it's needs very well. I would say it's worth the purchase. Especially for the price!
The only con I have found thus far is the table handle being on the left side - however, for the price I can deal with it. I look forward to using this as my all-purpose garage drill press.
01/15/17 Update: Drilled a bunch of holes today in 1/2" thick steel Flat bar for a project, and it performed well. Very happy with it so far -