JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press

Last updated date: September 4, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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Overall Take

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. In our analysis of 60 expert reviews, the JET JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press placed 5th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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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.

Overall Product Rankings

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Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 9
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Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 8
3. WEN 12-Inch Variable Speed Drill Press
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
4. WEN 8-In 5-Speed Drill Press
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
5. JET 15-In Bench Model Drill Press
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Dremel Rotary Tool Workstation Drill Press
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Shop Fox Oscillating Floor Drill Press
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
8. SKIL 3.2 Amp 10-Inch Drill Press
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9

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