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JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press

Last updated: September 4, 2019


A 3/4-horsepower motor makes the JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press better with tougher jobs. But you'll also get more drill bit options, thanks to a 5/8-inch chuck size. One unique feature of this drill press is that the table tilts, giving you more leverage as you work. The cast-iron head also swivels, providing a more polished finish than with other drill presses.

We looked at the top Drill Presses and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Drill Press you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 48 expert reviews, the JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press placed 2nd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers 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.
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.
At 150lbs., it is extremely rigid and packs plenty of power , smooth delivery and very little run out of the chuck

What reviewers 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.
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.
Lacks some of the most advance bells and whistles of the Delta
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