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Variable speed is adjusted with one simple lever and the speed is displayed on a large digital read-out—also features a laser crosshairs for drilling accuracy!

Jet® JWDP-12 12'' Drill Press with Digital Read Out

Item #
50522
Rating:
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Jet® JWDP-12 12'' Drill Press with Digital Read Out Jet® JWDP-12 12'' Drill Press with Digital Read Out
Jet® JWDP-12 12'' Drill Press with Digital Read Out

Power and portability need not be mutually exclusive, and the Jet 12'' Variable Speed Drill Press is evidence of that. Its 1/2 HP induction motor pushes through almost anything you can throw at it, and with over 3-1/8'' of spindle travel, you get big press drilling depth in a package that fits on any benchtop or work table. Plus, the variable speed is easily adjusted with just one jumbo lever, and the speed is displayed on the integral digital read-out. Add to that the innovative X-shaped XACTA Laser cross hairs and the flexible LED work light, and you get accuracy and convenience that you'll appreciate every time you use it.


Features:

  • Compact bench top design allows for easy transport.
  • 10'' x 16-1/8'' cast iron base fits neatly on workbenches with limited space
  • Large, stable base prevents tipping and suppresses vibration
  • Heavy-duty 1/2 HP induction motor for a variety of drilling applications
  • Mechanical variable speed drive system for easy speed changes
  • Industrial 5/8'' drill chuck for demanding drilling applications
  • Oversized, ergonomic knobs provide ease of use and maximum control
  • X-shaped XACTA Laser™ ensures drilling accuracy
  • Digital read-out accurately displays current spindle speed
  • LED work light increases visibility and reduces eye fatigue
  • Retractable roller extension provides outboard support and lets you quickly adjust your workpiece
  • Large paddle switch provides easy shut off and lockout protection
  • Clear linear scale with depth stop for consistent, repeatable drilling depths
(1) Jet® JWDP-12 12'' Drill Press with Digital Read Out
More Information
Brand Jet
Manufacturer Part Number 716000
Weight 89.0000
Tech Spec
  • Swing: 12"
  • Spindle Travel: 3-1/8"
  • Number of Spindle Speeds: Variable
  • Spindle Taper: MT-2 Spindle
  • Speed Range (RPM): 530 - 3100
  • Spindle Distance to Table (Max.): 17"
  • Table Size: 9-1/2" L x 9-1/2" W
  • Table Size Fully Extended: 9-1/2" L x 16-1/2" W
  • Table Tilt (Deg.): -45 to 45
  • Chuck Size: 5/8"
  • Column Diameter: 2-1/2"
  • Base Size: 10" x 16-1/8"
  • Motor Power (HP): 1/2
  • Motor Phase (PH): 1
  • Motor Voltage (V): 115 only
  • Motor Amps: 5
Technical Documents
4.4 / 5.0
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Jet® JWDP-12 12'' Drill Press
I had a large floor model Delta drill press for many years. Rarely changed the speed because it was cumbersome. I enjoy the digital readout for speed. Excellent drill press for the money. Will be adding a Drill Press table to make it more woodworker friendly.
May 22, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Top notch
Fantastic drill press really like the variable speed and digital readout.
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April 16, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great drill, works smooth, pretty quiet and the laser and light are a real help on milling work!
February 25, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
No buyers remorse here!
This is a great drill press for the price. Glad I don’t have to open up the top to change the speed. Pull the lever and BAM it speeds up or slows down. Well constructed and heavy. You can feel the quality.
Nice drill press
Nice drill press
February 23, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great product
January 31, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Outstanding
Traded up from another bench top drill press purchased from a box store and couldn't be happier with this new Jet drill press. Much more power that the old one giving me the ability to cut hard woods with large Forstner bits. The ability to easily adjust the speed saves time and is very easy. Set up was quick and easy with very little to assemble. Love this new drill press..
January 28, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I am building a small wood shop. The 12” drill press is the right size and has all the features I will need. It has the quality I expect from Jet Tools. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a professional tool that works in a small shop.
December 26, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Worth moving up to Jet vs big box type tool -
Nice setup without going to floor stand models - the heft and feel is that of a real tool and on the early projects I have been getting used to the laser sight - nice to bring bit down dead center without maring the surface
September 29, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love it.
Great drill press for the money. Rock solid on my base, sets up easy, snap to adjust once you get the hang of it. Should last a long time. I really like the digital readout as I'm used to changing belt drives, so much easier. Cool tool for wood or metal.
May 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great buy
Easy to use, easy to adjust speed well built tool, purchased two identical ones and extremely happy with them. Great bang for your buck, ordered over the phone expecting smaller drill presses for that price and pleasently surprised when I picked them up.
March 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I liked the great comments and the sale price was great
James N on May 12, 2019
The price wad good .
George B on May 7, 2019
I liked the great comments and the sale price was great
James N on May 12, 2019
On paper, it meets my needs as a serious amateur woodworker. Sale price helps!
Gary D on May 10, 2019
The price wad good .
George B on May 7, 2019
I didn't want to get a low end floor model or pay the price for a middle/upper end floor model. This unit seems to be a high end bench top model. It should meet my hobbyist needs and fall within my budget.
James N E on Dec 26, 2018
Because my wife told me that is what she wants! And I like a Happy Wife!
John R on Dec 12, 2018
The right size for my shop.
A P on Nov 23, 2018
Sales people at Rockler were knowledgable and helpful.
Ron H on Nov 23, 2018
Good table top drill press on sale.
Jeff R on Sep 27, 2018
Jet products are the most reliable!
Andy S on Sep 25, 2018
needed something smaller so that I can put it on a mobile bench to move around in my small shop, and saving a $100 didn't hurt. I have other Jet tools and find them to be good quality and reliable for my limited needs
Larry E on Sep 22, 2018
100 off
NELSON P on Sep 8, 2018
Great reviews, variable speed, laser, table top, very portable, good price, Chuck size, brand name, "Quality of build looks great".
Samuel R on Apr 2, 2018
Perfect addition to garage/shop for current and future projects (automotive, boat and general purpose) metal, plastics and wood.
Richard D on Mar 4, 2018
Time to upgrade from my Harbor Freight drill
Rick H on Feb 28, 2018
Good buy
Ron B on Feb 27, 2018
Great sale price on a Jet drill press.
JASON M on Feb 24, 2018
on sale and good reviews
Tom C on Feb 23, 2018
Good reviews for the price.
Byron H on Feb 19, 2018
good value
Dale A on Feb 18, 2018
the reason i choose this brand because I saw good reviews on it
Alfredo P on Feb 16, 2018
I've been waiting for a decent Drill Press to go on sale =D
Drew M on Feb 15, 2018
Travel distance of 3.1 is critical to wood turning of pens and other items.
Wooden Turner on Feb 11, 2018
sale price
Charle V on Feb 9, 2018
High reviews for this item across multiple websites.
nathaniel w on Jan 28, 2018
size and power plus I've had a jet sander for 30+ years , still working
rex on Jan 27, 2018
Good Reviews-Right Size-Jet Brand
Matt H on Jan 26, 2018
I had been waiting for it to go on sale. $40 off and free delivery closed the deal.
Mike J on Jan 15, 2018
Jet brand
Matt W on Nov 24, 2017
Digital and laser at drill polnt
Robert M on Sep 15, 2017
This item has a very good price point and the reputation of dealing with Rockler is great.
Lee E on Aug 7, 2017
recommended by my friend who works for Rockler
Mike R on Aug 4, 2017
good price and jet has a quality reputation.
Rosh N on Mar 5, 2017
Options available
Dan on Nov 28, 2016
Jet has good reputation
Don G on Jun 14, 2016
For my woodworking.
Carter E on Mar 7, 2016
Starting to make pens. Should do everything I need to make pens. Easy variable speed adjustments.
MICHAEL S F on Mar 6, 2016
Did on-line research for an appropriate medium use bench drill press for a home shop, primarily for wood projects and received good feedback. Sale price was attractive in comparison to other makes/models.
Tom M on Mar 4, 2016
On paper, it meets my needs as a serious amateur woodworker. Sale price helps!
Gary D on May 10, 2019
I didn't want to get a low end floor model or pay the price for a middle/upper end floor model. This unit seems to be a high end bench top model. It should meet my hobbyist needs and fall within my budget.
James N E on Dec 26, 2018
Can I get a mortise set to work on this drill press?
Gary W on Jan 27, 2018
Has anyone run a 2 inch fostner in on hard maple or figured walnut?
GrainNstripes on Jul 18, 2018
The arbor shaft fell completely out on my unit. How do you reattached it?
Chris S on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You just push it back in
The info for this new press says it has 1/2 HP motor, however the manual from the Jet website says it has a 1/3 HP motor like the old JDP-12. Can you confirm this is in fact 1/2 HP?
Mike S on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The motor nameplate says 1/2 hp. Sorry it took so long to respond - been out of town for the last few days.
is there a way to turn off the screen displaying rpms ?
Mike R on May 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There isn't. I bought an inexpensive remote controlled plug and turn the unit on with the remote. Having the display in all the time will shorten the life of the board.
What is the height dimension? Overall dimensions are not listed as far as I can tell.
Michael on Jul 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Overall height is 37". Perhaps also of interest, the height from bottom of base to bottom of chuck is 21.5" and base is 10" wide x 16" deep.
What are they referring to when they talk about a lift gate?
Rosie on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A truck with a lift on the back to load/unload heavy equipment. This doesn't need a lift gate, not that heavy.
what is the minimum diameter drill bit for the 5/8"chuck?
Scott D on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can use a 1/16" bit or smaller if you have one.
Can anybody tell the difference between this Jet DP and the WEN 4214?

As far as I can tell, except for the colors, they are identical right down to all the knobs and even the chuck key holder.
GEORGE K on Jul 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The speed control handle is longer on the Jet. Doesn't sound like a big deal but the short handle on my Wen makes speed adjustment harder than it should be. As far as any run-out difference, I doubt it. Like the Wen, the lowest speed on the Jet is still too high for drilling larger holes in metals or for using larger Forstner bits on harder woods. That said, at the 530rpm speed, I used a router bit to bore a 1-5/8" hole thru 1/4" solid aluminum plate (scary job that I don't ever want to have to repeat). The chuck slipped slightly a few times but got the job done and it's (so far) stayed tight for other drilling. I'm very pleased and the Jet should be every bit as good or even better than the Wen, especially if Jet made some internal engineering changes of their own.
Is any of this made in the USA or just CHINA / other?!?
Bob S on Aug 25, 2016
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Weight?
William W on Feb 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 89 lbs.
How deep a hole can I drill ?
Ron B on Feb 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The max distance from the spindle to the table is 17", in that space you will have your drill bit and the material you are drilling through. So it will depend on the length of your drill bit.
Are the RPM slow enough to drill 4 inch holes?
Hammerhead on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not had the opportunity to drill 4" holes. However, I have drilled 3" holes into 3/16" thick metal and the drill worked fine. I believe it's going to depend on what you're drilling into. It should work well on hardwoods also.
How thick a piece of wood can it drill?
George F on Jan 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’m can’t answer this question properly. I’ve only used it on 3/4 thick boards.
how much run out do you experience with the JET JWDP-12 12''?
john p on Jan 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I apologize, but I don't understand what you mean by "run out"?
what are the recommended safety clearances?
tom f on Oct 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi tom, I'm not clear on what you mean by safety clearance's? I mean obviously you don't want to have loose clothing on or anything nearby that may get caught up in the operation of the machine while in use. Could you clarify? Dave
I forgot something on my first question so here is the revised question: Will this drill (JWDP-12) drill a 3 1/2 inch hole 3/4 inch deep in a variety of hardwoods USING A FORSTNER BIT? Does it have the power to do this over and over to make holes for clock inserts?
Gene E on Jul 21, 2018
Will this drill press (JWDP-12) drill a 3 1/2 inch hole 3/4 inch deep in a variety of 2 inch thick blocks of hardwoods? I need to drill these holes to for clock inserts.
Gene E on Jul 21, 2018
Does this drill press have the power to drill a 3 in hole to a 3/4 in depth in hardwood using a forstner bit?
Gene E on Jul 14, 2018