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12" Benchtop Drill Press - 1/2 HP 1 Ph 115V - JWDP-12


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  • When is a drill press powerful enough to tackle "big jobs" and portable enough to do it anywhere? When it's the Jet® 12" Variable Speed Drill Press. Whether you're a professional woodworker or a hobbyist, this drill press will surely provide the precision, power, and versatility you...

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    When is a drill press powerful enough to tackle "big jobs" and portable enough to do it anywhere? When it's the Jet® 12" Variable Speed Drill Press. Whether you're a professional woodworker or a hobbyist, this drill press will surely provide the precision, power, and versatility you need to tackle any drilling project.

    The Jet® JWDP-12 Drill Press offers an impressive range of features and benefits. The 1/2 horsepower induction motor provides ample power for drilling through even the toughest materials. Whether working with hardwoods, metals, or other materials, you can trust the JWDP-12 to deliver consistent, accurate results. Additional benefits include its user-friendly design, easy-to-use depth stop, and innovative X-shaped XACTA Laser™ guide that ensures drilling accuracy. The drill press also features a convenient built-in work light that illuminates the workpiece, making it easy to see what you're doing at all times. Finally, the JDP-17MF is designed to provide years of dependable service backed by a manufacturer's 5-year warranty making it an excellent investment for any workshop.


    • Compact bench top design allows for easy transport
    • 10" x 16-1/8" 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 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
    • Retractable roller extension provides support and quick work piece adjustment
    • Large paddle switch provides easy shut off and lockout protection
    • Clear linear scale with depth stop for consistent drilling depths
    • Product: Drill Press
    • Style: Benchtop
    • Motor Power: 1/2 HP
    • Motor Phase: Single
    • Motor Voltage: 115V
    • Motor Amps: 5A
    • Recommended Circuit Size: 15A
    • Number of Spindle Speeds: Variable
    • Maximum No-Load Spindle Speed Range: 530-3100 RPM
    • Swing: 12"
    • Maximum Spindle Travel: 3-1/8"
    • Maximum Spindle Distance to Table: 17"
    • Maximum Spindle Distance to Base: 23-3/8"
    • Spindle Taper: MT2
    • Chuck Style: Keyed
    • Chuck Size: 5/8"
    • Column Diameter: 2-1/2"
    • Table Tilt: -45° to 45°
    • Table Size Fully Extended (L x W): 9-1/2" x 16-1/2"
    • Table Size (L x W): 9-1/2" x 9-1/2"
    • Table Tilt: 45° Left and Right
    • Light Bulb: 40W max
    • Base Size (D x W): 16-1/8" x 10"
    • Overall Height: 37"
    • Weight: 85 lbs.
    What's Included:
    • (1) Jet JWDP-12 12" Variable Speed Drill Press

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    4.2 out of 5 stars
    5 Reviews
    1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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      Some quality issues

      Bought this yesterday at the Greenville SC store. Comes with a 1 year warranty so hoping the quality issues don't continue. First, it was relatively easy to assemble with fairly clear instructions although a couple of parts were mislabelled. The pictures definitely help. The laser needed a bit of adjustment but was not difficult. The table was a bit out from 90 degrees and was easy enough to fix left to right but I couldn't see a front to back mechanism so you may need a shim of some sorts. Not far enough off to make unusable but not perfect either. The main issue was the speed adjustment. It's not extremely smooth and that may just need a bit of tensioning adjustment on the lever mechanism. But the LED read out did not work initially. It read 9999 and occasionally would flash numbers not possible like 7500 rpm. There is a simple mechanism inside the cowling on the pulley mechanism that appears to operate by breaking continuity as it rotates and, so, that may have had debris. I carefully cleaned the gap and breaker and it seems okay for now. I suspect, however, that dust and debris might be a problem and may need to be aware the speed LED read out isn't reliable. The speed of the older models was controlled by moving the belt and, frankly, I don't see a significant advantage of the newer lever action approach. Other than that, the drill press is pretty well made and serviceable. Powerful enough for most of the jobs I do as a luthier.

    2. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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      parts problem

      Nice looking drill press unfortunately it came with 2 important parts - the lock handles - that made the unit unusable. Contacted customer no service who lived up to their name. I tried replacement parts who said the parts were obsolete. Needless to say I'm not overly enthusiastic with Jet.

    3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Well-made Drill Press

      The JWDP Drill Press is well-made and nicely executed. The assembly is straight forward and the assembly instructions are good. The only downside of the tool is the T-Slots in the table which Technical Support at JET admits are non-standard and "users must get "creative to bolt-down something to the table". Translation: you cannot buy from JET or anyone else T-slot nuts that will fit the table. Standard T-slot nuts are way too long and thick to drop into the wells at the ends of the slots. However, I came across "Quarter Turn" T-slot nuts that drop in from the top of the slot instead of from the end. These work GREAT! Even though the slots in the table are 5/8" wide, you must purchase the Quarter Turn nuts that are for 1/2" wide slots and have a 3/8-16 thread. This is because the slot is only .250 inch thick and the 5/8" wide nuts are approximately .280 thick. However, the 1/2 wide nuts work just fine since you are locking only on the "ears" of the nut. McMaster-Carr sells these Quarter Turn T-Slot nuts. The part no. is 90799A112 and they are approx. $3.00 each.

    4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Great drill press for the price and size.

      My recent experience with drill presses is a 40 year old Craftsman that is still rock solid and strait as a arrow but is 40 years old and difficult to change the speed via belts and pullies and parts are no longer available. The second is a benchtop model that is just crap. When the Jet was put on sale I decided to take the plunge and after using it for a two weeks am very pleased with it. It went together easily. All parts fit and didn't need any forcing or persuading. The instructions suggest that two people lift the mechanism onto the stand but I managed to do it easily enough by myself. The quill went right in with no problems. It sits solidly on a Grizzly mobile table. There is a small clip on the side for the chuck key which I appreciate after never having one. Once assembled I used a paddle bit, a forstner bit and metal and wood drills to try different materials. The depth adjustment/stop works easily and is accurate. The laser was spot on out of the box. Changing speeds on the fly with the speed indicated on the LED readout was another welcome change. Holes were straight and accurate. The only issues I have is the quality of the plastic balls on the arms and the crank handle that raises and lowers the table. The crank screams it is light duty and it is going to break at some point. Jet could have spend another dollar or two and improved it. Given my space limitations, the quality vs cost of this drill press and its ease of assembly I'm pleased. It seems a great value and is working well.

    5. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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      Some quality control issues, but seems to function properly

      The base wobbles a bit, but was easily shimmed. I can forgive that. Something that was a bit more frustrating was that the factory forgot to thread the hole where the lock handle attaches to the table pivot. I had to tap it myself with an M10x1.5. Not a huge deal, it took 2 minutes, but not confidence inspiring. The press seems to function fine, but at the moment I only have initial impressions.

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