|Item Weight||89 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.5 x 36.6 x 16.8 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||4214|
|Power Source||Corded Electric|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||2-year warranty, 90-day commercial|
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WEN 4214 12-Inch Variable Speed Drill Press
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- Infinitely variable speed ranges from 580-3200 RPMS. Mechanical variable speed delivers equal torque throughout the range. LED read out displays speed.
- Spindle Travel of 3-1/8" with easy to read, locking linear depth stop for accurate and repeatable drilling operations. Front to the back of the motor is 22 inches
- Quill diameter of 2.17 inches. Durable 2/3hp induction motor develops ample torque and power. Motor: 120 V, 60 Hz. Laser Module: Class III
- 9-1/2 x 9-1/2" cast iron worktable features rack & pinion height adjustment and bevels up to 45 Degree left & right. Width with the handles: 14-1/2"
- Includes drill press, mechanical variable speed, laser, table roller extension, 5/8" keyed chuck & key, tools for assembly.Drill press Height from the Floor to the top: 37 inch
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- Variable Speed
- Onboard Worklight
- Precision Laser
- Beveling Worktable
- 5 Amp Induction Motor
- 3-1/8-inch Spindle Travel
- Digital Speed Readout
- Table Roller Extension
- 5/8-inch Keyed Chuck
- Two-Year Warranty
No More Manual Belt Changes
Remember when power tools were actually powerful? The WEN 12-inch Variable Speed Drill Press powers through metal, wood, plastic and other materials. Drill a 5/8 inch hole through heavy duty cast iron. The mechanical variable speed allows you to target in the exact RPM (from 580 to 3200) for your project with the simple turn of a lever while the digital LED readout displays the current speed. The powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life and balanced performance. The 5/8-inch chuck with MT2 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits and features on-board chuck key storage. Worktable bevels 45° left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles consistently. The X-pattern laser locks-on to your drill points, saving on guesswork and sparing expensive materials. Remember when you could drill with laser precision? Remember WEN.
Depth Adjustment Gauge
Set the depth adjustment knobs to limit your spindle travel for accurate and repeatable drilling operations.
Digital Speed Readout
The LED screen displays the current speed of the drill press so you know the exact RPM at every moment.
Illuminate your workpiece with the onboard work light for maximum visibility and precision.
Table Roller Extension
Extend the table roller for up to 17 inches of support for your workpiece.
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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|
Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN’s 12-inch swing, variable speed drill press with laser centering device, is a powerhouse for your shop. Packed with features that you’ll find in larger more industrial type drill presses. This bench-top, cast iron drill press has the power to drill through metal, wood and other materials. Max drill capacity is 5/8” in 1” thick cast iron. The variable speed feature allows you to target in the exact speed (infinitely from 580-3200 RPM) that works for your project. While you are working you simply move a lever and adjust the speed as needed. No pulleys and belts to change! Our design uses a mechanical variable speed which allows for the same power and torque through the entire speed range. A digital readout powered by LED’s displays the running speed. Constructed with a rigid frame consisting of cast iron: head, table, and base, ensures 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 5/8” chuck with MT2 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits and features on-board chuck key storage, so you never have to hunt around for it. Worktable bevels 45° left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles consistently. Base has predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. Slotted table allows for mounting clamps and vises for effective mounting. The X-pattern laser locks-on to your drill points saving on guesswork and sparing expensive materials. A versatile and valuable tool for any shop especially when you expand its range of use with optional accessories such as mortising attachments, drum sanders, circle cutters, etc. 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 with laser precision? Remember WEN. DO NOT use power tools in the presence of flammable liquids or gases
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So, I carefully reviewed all the available Drill Press offerings.
This Wen 4212 has the best feature set and the best price, my worry was that it's made in China. I called Wen ( who actually answered the Phone which gave me confidence that they support their products ).
The Press was shipped to me, it arrived very quickly, assembled quickly and worked beautifully. I'm pleased.
I use this Press on every project, I use it every day, it's as smooth as butter in operation. I'm accustomed to a Big Clausing Industrial drill press and Bridgeport Milling machines so I have experience in these things.
Con: No spindle lock. I'm adjusting to this missing element and may perform "surgery" to the Press to include this important feature.
Pro: It's actually better than I can use. It has 5/8" Chucking ( I need only 1/2" ) I'd thought that I'd replace the Key'd chuck with a keyless except the supplied chuck is better than any key'd chuck I've ever encountered ( I'm loving the supplied chuck ). The Lasers are wonderful ( I've never had that feature on a Machine and thought it would be "training wheels" but it turned out to be invaluable. ( I love it ). The Variable speed is superb. I replaced the supplied Light bulb with a 80 Watt equivalent LED bulb to great result.
This is an ideal woodworker's drill press, it's probably not an Industrial Steel workhorse press, it has sufficient power for my largest Forstner Bit ( 2 1/4" ).
I own a WEN 4 X 36 Bench Sander which is also superb.
I'm considering other WEN products! , they seem to be presenting the best "Value for Money"
Also there was a lot of play in the belt. It would move sideways about 2"-3" which was the cause of at least part of the vibration.
Something in the motor was making a noise like there was a loose wire spinning with the motor.
There were some other smaller issues.
I've also gotten one from the local box store to make sure it is not just one bad machine. The sparks were flying from that one and motor was gaining and loosing speed all the time.
I am pretty disappointed in the built quality because the design looks good and there is a lot of good ideas there. I wish the execution was there as well.
Assuming this issue is resolved to my satisfaction, the press is fair value for the price. Agree with other reviewers, the fit and finish is clearly below standard.
Update: I have had this press for several weeks, the initial issue with the top and alignment is resolved. I am generally very pleased with the unit after the initial issues.