JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press

Last updated date: May 5, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 60 expert reviews, the JET JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 8, 2019:
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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
23 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The 5/8-inch chuck size gives you more options when it comes to drilling, while the head swivels a full 360 degrees for maximum woodworking versatility.
- Woodwork Nation
The cast iron head swivels to provide a better finish. The chuck has a 5/8-inch diameter. This allows you to fit in most drill bits quite easily.
- Drill Press View
At 150lbs., it is extremely rigid and packs plenty of power , smooth delivery and very little run out of the chuck
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
The lighting that comes with this drill press, a 60-watt light, does seem to be positioned in such a way where shorter users might find some glare shining in their eyes when using the tool.
- Woodwork Nation
One thing to remember, this drill press doesn’t come with a light. So, you won’t be able to drill holes when it is too dark.
- Drill Press View
Lacks some of the most advance bells and whistles of the Delta
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

This JET 16-speed drill press has a 115V, single-phase motor. 16 spindle speeds ensure proper application for a variety of different jobs. Large quill allows for greater accuracy. Head casting features a permanently lubricated ball bearing spindle assembly, with four heavy-duty ball bearings in an enclosed quill for longer life. 360deg Head Swivel: Yes, Chuck Size (in.): 5/8, Drilling Capacity (in.): 5/8 cast iron, Speed (RPM): 200-3,630, Dimensions L x W x H (in.): 26 x 14 x 39, Light Included: No, Swing: 15 in., Volts: 115, HP: 3/4, Draw Bar: No, Worktable L x W (in.): 10 x 10, Vertical Stroke: 3 1/8, Speeds (qty.): 16, Stand Included: No.

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Expert Reviews: 8
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Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
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Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
4. JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
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Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
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Expert Reviews: 5
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Expert Reviews: 7
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