April 21, 2017

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General description

Remember when power tools were really powerful? WEN’s 12-inch swing, variable speed drill press with laser centering device, is a powerhouse for your shop. Filled with features that you’ll find in bigger 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 lets you to target in the exact speed (endlessly from 580-3200 RPM) that works for your project. While you’re working you simply move a lever and change the speed as needed. No pulleys and belts to change Our design uses a mechanical variable speed which lets for the same power and torque through the complete speed range. A digital readout powered by LED’s displays the running speed. Constructed with a rigid frame composed of cast iron: head, table, and base, assures correct holes. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an expanded life and it all comes with smooth and balanced performance at high speeds. The 5/8” chuck with MT2 spindle taper gives you versatility with a range 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 difficult functionings for the perfect right angles steadily. Base has predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. Slotted table lets for mounting clamps and vises for efficient mounting. The X-pattern laser locks-on to your drill points saving on speculation and sparing costly materials. A versatile and priceless tool for any shop particularly when you expand its range of use with optional accessories like mortising attachments, drum sanders, circle cutters, etc. Since 1951, WEN has proudly made groundbreaking powered tools focused on value delivering meaningful features that will assist you complete and enjoy the work as much as the project. Remember when you could drill with laser precision? Remember WEN.

Recent reviews of WEN 4214 12-Inch Variable Speed Drill Press:

Happy with this drill press. Came punctually in a double box package. Easy to assemble with good information. Calm smooth motor with minor vibration to the table. Make sure to screw this unit down to a hard stand as it’s top heavy. Love the variable speed control and RPM digital readout. Also, the rotating depth gauge wheel works great for setting the drill depth or using a drum sander to set and hold that position to free your hand to hold your work part while sanding. I really do not use the Laser except to align/center the table, however still is a nice feature. The chuck is good quality and in spite of what others have said about the spring loaded chuck key it isn’t a problem or an issue.

OK, I had a 8 inch harbor freight drill press and needed a taller drill press, so after some research I have decided on splurging for the WEN 4214 12 inch, wow, when it arrived a used my hand truck to get it up stairs to my work shop. Unpacked and assembled. It was easy to figure out what went where. Once assembled I put it side by side with my HF 8 inch. I now feel like I have a real drill press. Here are the photos they speak for themselves. In general it seems and feels like a winner. Oh and it’s nice and calm. UPDATE: 02/02/2015 OK, had a chance to use my new WEN 4214 12 inch drill press. When turning it on it’s calm, setting the speed with the handle to the left is easy and useful. I tried to drill a project of 160 PVC parts, that I have drilled in the past with my older HF drill press, and what a obvious difference. The HF drill press speed was way to fast and generally heated up the PVC and made it adhere to the PVC. Now with my new WEN 4214, I adjusted the speed down to a slower speed using the handle to the left, and it eliminated this problem. This drill press drills smoothly and precisely. And it did the job in less than half the time of my old HF Drill Press, and was easy on my hands when I was holding the PVC in place. I think it was well worth the money, because I’m a happy camper.

This thing is just great. The chuck, bearings, and alignment is spot on. There’s no wobble from the end of the chuck that i have the capability to detect at all. A long quality bit does not rattle around at all. The variable speed modification works good. Digital readout is easy to read. I do not think I will ever use the little fence or roller, so i took those off. The crank to increase and reduce the table works good. Gripes:- The chuck key has a little spring loaded pin that prevents you from accidentally leaving the key in the chuck. This is just stupid and makes it harder to tighten the chuck. I cut it nearly totally off and now it is good. If i ever leave the key in the chuck and turn it on, who cares. It is not like it turns into a quick projectile. Some people watch too many movies. -The set screw on the base for the pole was stripped out. I had to back the screw out to get the pole in, then the screw had no threads to pinch on the pole. I remedied that by drilling holes straight through and put a screw across the complete base through the pole. This is more secure and i’d recommend doing this anyway. -The table tilt requires loosening a nut (it comes with cheap wrench to do this). I wish it was easier, however it is good enough for me since i will not be tilting it much. Pros:-Strong motor. 2/3 HP. You will not find another motor this big on anything else this size or price point. -Smooth operation of press.-there’s a depth gauge with a depth stop AND a retraction stop. You may be able to set both and just move the bit up and down quickly if you are making some number of holes. -No wobble. Other things:-The roller on the table rolls easily and changes easily. -The fence is good enough if you may be able to use it.

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