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WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
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WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press

WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
WEN 4208 8 in. 5-Speed Drill Press
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Features

  • Includes a 1/2-inch keyed chuck and onboard key storage
  • Operates at 5 different speeds: 740, 1100, 1530, 2100, 3140 RPM
  • Spindle travels up to 2 inches with easy to read, locking linear depth stops for accurate and repeatable drilling operations.Cord Length (ft.):6
  • Durable 1/3 HP induction motor develops ample torque and power
  • 6-1/2 x 6-1/2" worktable is height adjustable and bevels up to 45 degrees left & right
  • Swing: 8 inch. Motor: 120V, 60Hz. Horsepower: 1/3 HP.

Description

Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN’s 8-inch swing, 5-speed drill press is small but powerful enough to drill through metal, wood, plastics, and other materials. Max drill capacity is 1/2” in 1” thick cast iron. When you need accurate, repeatable holes, this tool will do the job more conveniently and precisely than a hand held drill. The perfect size for the shop and portable enough to take to the job. Constructed with a rigid frame consisting of cast iron: head, table, and base ensuring accurate holes. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life and it all comes together with smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The ½” chuck with JT33 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits. Worktable bevels 45° left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles consistently. The base contains predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. The slotted table allows for mounting clamps and vises for effective workholding. Since 1951, WEN has proudly produced innovative powered tools focused on value delivering meaningful features that will help you complete and enjoy the work as much as the project. Remember when you could drill holes in any material with ease? Remember WEN.


Manufacturer WEN


Part Number 4208


Item Weight 31 pounds


Product Dimensions 7.5 x 22.88 x 11 inches


Item model number 4208


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size 8 inches


Color One Color


Style 8 Inch 5 Speed


Pattern Drill Press


Power Source Corded Electric


Voltage 120 Volts


Item Package Quantity 1


Speed 3140 RPM


Certification Certified frustration-free


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


Warranty Description 2-year warranty, 90-day commercial


ASIN B00HQONFVE


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 3,839 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,793 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #1 in Power Bench Grinders #1 in Power Magnetic Drill Presses #1 in Stationary Drill Presses


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Date First Available January 7, 2014


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Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Includes a 1/2-inch keyed chuck and onboard key storage
  • Operates at 5 different speeds: 740, 1100, 1530, 2100, 3140 RPM
  • Spindle travels up to 2 inches with easy to read, locking linear depth stops for accurate and repeatable drilling operations.Cord Length (ft.):6
  • Durable 1/3 HP induction motor develops ample torque and power
  • 6-1/2 x 6-1/2" worktable is height adjustable and bevels up to 45 degrees left & right
  • Swing: 8 inch. Motor: 120V, 60Hz. Horsepower: 1/3 HP.

Description

Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN’s 8-inch swing, 5-speed drill press is small but powerful enough to drill through metal, wood, plastics, and other materials. Max drill capacity is 1/2” in 1” thick cast iron. When you need accurate, repeatable holes, this tool will do the job more conveniently and precisely than a hand held drill. The perfect size for the shop and portable enough to take to the job. Constructed with a rigid frame consisting of cast iron: head, table, and base ensuring accurate holes. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life and it all comes together with smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The ½” chuck with JT33 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits. Worktable bevels 45° left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles consistently. The base contains predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. The slotted table allows for mounting clamps and vises for effective workholding. Since 1951, WEN has proudly produced innovative powered tools focused on value delivering meaningful features that will help you complete and enjoy the work as much as the project. Remember when you could drill holes in any material with ease? Remember WEN.


Manufacturer WEN


Part Number 4208


Item Weight 31 pounds


Product Dimensions 7.5 x 22.88 x 11 inches


Item model number 4208


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size 8 inches


Color One Color


Style 8 Inch 5 Speed


Pattern Drill Press


Power Source Corded Electric


Voltage 120 Volts


Item Package Quantity 1


Speed 3140 RPM


Certification Certified frustration-free


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


Warranty Description 2-year warranty, 90-day commercial


ASIN B00HQONFVE


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 3,839 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,793 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #1 in Power Bench Grinders #1 in Power Magnetic Drill Presses #1 in Stationary Drill Presses


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Date First Available January 7, 2014


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Includes a 1/2-inch keyed chuck and onboard key storage
  • Operates at 5 different speeds: 740, 1100, 1530, 2100, 3140 RPM
  • Spindle travels up to 2 inches with easy to read, locking linear depth stops for accurate and repeatable drilling operations.Cord Length (ft.):6
  • Durable 1/3 HP induction motor develops ample torque and power
  • 6-1/2 x 6-1/2" worktable is height adjustable and bevels up to 45 degrees left & right
  • Swing: 8 inch. Motor: 120V, 60Hz. Horsepower: 1/3 HP.

Description

Remember when power tools were actually powerful? WEN’s 8-inch swing, 5-speed drill press is small but powerful enough to drill through metal, wood, plastics, and other materials. Max drill capacity is 1/2” in 1” thick cast iron. When you need accurate, repeatable holes, this tool will do the job more conveniently and precisely than a hand held drill. The perfect size for the shop and portable enough to take to the job. Constructed with a rigid frame consisting of cast iron: head, table, and base ensuring accurate holes. Its powerful induction motor features ball bearings for an extended life and it all comes together with smooth and balanced performance even at high speeds. The ½” chuck with JT33 spindle taper gives you versatility with a variety of bits. Worktable bevels 45° left and right for those tricky operations for the perfect right angles consistently. The base contains predrilled holes for mounting onto a bench or work stand. The slotted table allows for mounting clamps and vises for effective workholding. Since 1951, WEN has proudly produced innovative powered tools focused on value delivering meaningful features that will help you complete and enjoy the work as much as the project. Remember when you could drill holes in any material with ease? Remember WEN.


Manufacturer WEN


Part Number 4208


Item Weight 31 pounds


Product Dimensions 7.5 x 22.88 x 11 inches


Item model number 4208


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size 8 inches


Color One Color


Style 8 Inch 5 Speed


Pattern Drill Press


Power Source Corded Electric


Voltage 120 Volts


Item Package Quantity 1


Speed 3140 RPM


Certification Certified frustration-free


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


Warranty Description 2-year warranty, 90-day commercial


ASIN B00HQONFVE


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 3,839 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #1,793 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #1 in Power Bench Grinders #1 in Power Magnetic Drill Presses #1 in Stationary Drill Presses


Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Date First Available January 7, 2014


abunda_amazon_reviews This thing has been a headache since day 1. The chuck falls off every other time. Probably going to return it while I still can which will be an even bigger headache due to the weight. UPDATE. The seller has phenomenal customer service. So I'm changing my rating to 4 stars. They replaced the entire drill press and it arrived a day after I got the email. On a Sunday at that.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Chuck keeps falling off, don't buy;;dj;;;A great simple press. I needed a press to machine 6016 aluminum to finish lower AR receivers. To do this I needed to make straight holes and I needed enough power to get through the alloy. I put the belt on the second to highest torque setting, which would mean the second to slowest speed and the press worked great. Everything on this press is rough. It's not a work of art, but it is strong, relatively light and it will make holes. If that's all you need then look no further. When I use this press I clamp it to my work bench, then put it under for storage. A larger press would make moving it much more difficult.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;A great press for the money;;Steven K.;;;Wen might be my new go to brand. Yes, there is a little bit of flex between the post and the actual machine head but it was not enough to cause significant drill deflection, even at max throw and minimum chuck. And anyways, if you want to run +/- .001 and better, buy something bigger/more expensive. I'm not making medical devices in my garage, I'm drilling holes. Are you drilling holes? Get this drill press.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;001 and better, buy something bigger/more expensive;;clint W.;;;I'm a cabinetmaker so my needs for a drill press are for boring hinge cups in cabinet doors and drilling 3/16" holes in doors and drawer heads for handles & knobs. Pretty light duty. I read the reviews and took the plunge. I've owned a Delta 8" press in the past, so any comparisons will be to that press. First of all, the packaging for this little guy was absolutely the best I've seen in a while - all components were wrapped in 1 of 2 form-fitted styrofoam "trays", surrounded by beefy cardboard. Secondly, the assembly/use instructions were clear cut & simple. The unit could be assembled by any mechanically inclined 12 y/o. While my old Delta had 2 annoying features - no place to store the chuck key and feed handles that were always loose - the Wen has a specific place for the key, and the feed handles even have flats for a wrench if needed. One reviewer I read remarked that this press is top heavy. What did you expect? Yeah, bolt the thing down. It's an ease of use AND safety thing. All in all I'm confident this Wen press will do all I ask of it for years to come.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Fine little press for my needs ...;;David Mathews;;;I bought this to complete 80% lowers. This is so much better than I expected. There isn't any run out at all when I use my 5D Tactical Pro jig. I can drill right through the lower and out the trigger slot in less than one minute. When using a few drops of Tap Magic Cutting Fluid my bit doesn't even get hot at all. It has a little bit short of a stroke at 2 inches, so I put the bit in the chuck and raise the table up with the jig on the table so the bit goes through the guid hole on the jig and then lock the press table and then lock the drill press vice with my jig and lower in it to the press table. Then I add cutting fluid to the bit, then I hand turn the bit to make sure its in the right spot, then I turn the press on and drill the first hole I back off it a few times and add more fluid and I'm through in less than a minute. The 8 inch was a great purchase, the 10 inch would have been a little better, but the 8 is very affordable and still very usable. If you want to do perfect lowers get this drill press now.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;80% lowers;;St Louis Brian;;;This is a great deal if you are in the market for an economical drill press. I am surprised by the quality of the unit thusfar. It should retail for $100 based on what you get. I paid slightly more than half that, a great deal. It had no trouble drilling through a 2x4 with a 1-3/4" forstner bit on the lowest speed. It does have it's limits though and if you try to power through too hard, the belt will slip. That said, it's not a heavy duty unit bit should be fine for light use.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Fantastic little drill press;;Chris232;;;I purchased the 8-inch version of the Wen drill press and have been very pleased with it so far. I had seen it in the big-box store prior to purchasing it here on Amazon and I am glad that I purchased it on Amazon, it was $27 cheaper than at the store. So, that's pretty awesome! The overall construction is very good. The unit is nice and heavy, the base is super solid and supports the weight of the head of the unit very well. All of the castings are smooth and do not have any cracks. The baseplate might be small for some, but it's just about right for me. I plan on building a small fence for the bed so it will be extended anyways. Unfortunately, the bed of my unit does have some rust on it straight out of the box.(pictures) While it's a little bit of a bummer, it doesn't affect the performance of the machine. But it would be nice if it was rust free. I do have one slight complaint and it's mostly just because the lack of a feature. I am not a huge fan of how the depth guide works, the two nut setup is kind of a challenge to get right because the space is so tight to get a wrench in there. The nuts on my drill press were so tight, I had a hard time getting them loose in order to adjust the depth. If there was an alternate way to set the depth, or perhaps if the guide was moved outward a little from the head of the unit, that would make it easier to adjust. Once I freed the nuts, they have become a little easier to move, but the gap between the nuts / depth guide-rod and the head of the drill press is a little tight, so it does make getting the fingers in there a bit tight. It's doable though, just not ideal. Also, I do wish you could lock the drill press into a down position if you'd like, but it's not possible on this unit. Which I suppose is asking a bit much for something in this price range. I think you ptobsbly could add a nut at the bottom of the depth guide to act as a "lock" but other than that, it's not possible. All of the dials, nuts, bolts, belts and springs are extremely tight and adjusted just right. It's super sturdy as well as quiet, and it seems like it will serve it's needs very well. I would say it's worth the purchase. Especially for the price!;;Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;... of the Wen drill press and have been very pleased with it so far;;cowmamba

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By dj - Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2018
Chuck keeps falling off, don't buy
This thing has been a headache since day 1. The chuck falls off every other time. Probably going to return it while I still can which will be an even bigger headache due to the weight. UPDATE. The seller has phenomenal customer service. So I'm changing my rating to 4 stars. They replaced the entire drill press and it arrived a day after I got the email. On a Sunday at that.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Steven K. - Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2016
A great press for the money
A great simple press. I needed a press to machine 6016 aluminum to finish lower AR receivers. To do this I needed to make straight holes and I needed enough power to get through the alloy. I put the belt on the second to highest torque setting, which would mean the second to slowest speed and the press worked great. Everything on this press is rough. It's not a work of art, but it is strong, relatively light and it will make holes. If that's all you need then look no further. When I use this press I clamp it to my work bench, then put it under for storage. A larger press would make moving it much more difficult.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By clint W. - Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2017
001 and better, buy something bigger/more expensive
Wen might be my new go to brand. Yes, there is a little bit of flex between the post and the actual machine head but it was not enough to cause significant drill deflection, even at max throw and minimum chuck. And anyways, if you want to run +/- .001 and better, buy something bigger/more expensive. I'm not making medical devices in my garage, I'm drilling holes. Are you drilling holes? Get this drill press.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By David Mathews - Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2017
Fine little press for my needs ...
I'm a cabinetmaker so my needs for a drill press are for boring hinge cups in cabinet doors and drilling 3/16" holes in doors and drawer heads for handles & knobs. Pretty light duty. I read the reviews and took the plunge. I've owned a Delta 8" press in the past, so any comparisons will be to that press. First of all, the packaging for this little guy was absolutely the best I've seen in a while - all components were wrapped in 1 of 2 form-fitted styrofoam "trays", surrounded by beefy cardboard. Secondly, the assembly/use instructions were clear cut & simple. The unit could be assembled by any mechanically inclined 12 y/o. While my old Delta had 2 annoying features - no place to store the chuck key and feed handles that were always loose - the Wen has a specific place for the key, and the feed handles even have flats for a wrench if needed. One reviewer I read remarked that this press is top heavy. What did you expect? Yeah, bolt the thing down. It's an ease of use AND safety thing. All in all I'm confident this Wen press will do all I ask of it for years to come.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By St Louis Brian - Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2018
80% lowers
I bought this to complete 80% lowers. This is so much better than I expected. There isn't any run out at all when I use my 5D Tactical Pro jig. I can drill right through the lower and out the trigger slot in less than one minute. When using a few drops of Tap Magic Cutting Fluid my bit doesn't even get hot at all. It has a little bit short of a stroke at 2 inches, so I put the bit in the chuck and raise the table up with the jig on the table so the bit goes through the guid hole on the jig and then lock the press table and then lock the drill press vice with my jig and lower in it to the press table. Then I add cutting fluid to the bit, then I hand turn the bit to make sure its in the right spot, then I turn the press on and drill the first hole I back off it a few times and add more fluid and I'm through in less than a minute. The 8 inch was a great purchase, the 10 inch would have been a little better, but the 8 is very affordable and still very usable. If you want to do perfect lowers get this drill press now.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Chris232 - Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2017
Fantastic little drill press
This is a great deal if you are in the market for an economical drill press. I am surprised by the quality of the unit thusfar. It should retail for $100 based on what you get. I paid slightly more than half that, a great deal. It had no trouble drilling through a 2x4 with a 1-3/4" forstner bit on the lowest speed. It does have it's limits though and if you try to power through too hard, the belt will slip. That said, it's not a heavy duty unit bit should be fine for light use.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By cowmamba - Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2016
... of the Wen drill press and have been very pleased with it so far
I purchased the 8-inch version of the Wen drill press and have been very pleased with it so far. I had seen it in the big-box store prior to purchasing it here on Amazon and I am glad that I purchased it on Amazon, it was $27 cheaper than at the store. So, that's pretty awesome! The overall construction is very good. The unit is nice and heavy, the base is super solid and supports the weight of the head of the unit very well. All of the castings are smooth and do not have any cracks. The baseplate might be small for some, but it's just about right for me. I plan on building a small fence for the bed so it will be extended anyways. Unfortunately, the bed of my unit does have some rust on it straight out of the box.(pictures) While it's a little bit of a bummer, it doesn't affect the performance of the machine. But it would be nice if it was rust free. I do have one slight complaint and it's mostly just because the lack of a feature. I am not a huge fan of how the depth guide works, the two nut setup is kind of a challenge to get right because the space is so tight to get a wrench in there. The nuts on my drill press were so tight, I had a hard time getting them loose in order to adjust the depth. If there was an alternate way to set the depth, or perhaps if the guide was moved outward a little from the head of the unit, that would make it easier to adjust. Once I freed the nuts, they have become a little easier to move, but the gap between the nuts / depth guide-rod and the head of the drill press is a little tight, so it does make getting the fingers in there a bit tight. It's doable though, just not ideal. Also, I do wish you could lock the drill press into a down position if you'd like, but it's not possible on this unit. Which I suppose is asking a bit much for something in this price range. I think you ptobsbly could add a nut at the bottom of the depth guide to act as a "lock" but other than that, it's not possible. All of the dials, nuts, bolts, belts and springs are extremely tight and adjusted just right. It's super sturdy as well as quiet, and it seems like it will serve it's needs very well. I would say it's worth the purchase. Especially for the price!

Top Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By dj - Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2018
Chuck keeps falling off, don't buy
This thing has been a headache since day 1. The chuck falls off every other time. Probably going to return it while I still can which will be an even bigger headache due to the weight. UPDATE. The seller has phenomenal customer service. So I'm changing my rating to 4 stars. They replaced the entire drill press and it arrived a day after I got the email. On a Sunday at that.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Steven K. - Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2016
A great press for the money
A great simple press. I needed a press to machine 6016 aluminum to finish lower AR receivers. To do this I needed to make straight holes and I needed enough power to get through the alloy. I put the belt on the second to highest torque setting, which would mean the second to slowest speed and the press worked great. Everything on this press is rough. It's not a work of art, but it is strong, relatively light and it will make holes. If that's all you need then look no further. When I use this press I clamp it to my work bench, then put it under for storage. A larger press would make moving it much more difficult.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By clint W. - Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2017
001 and better, buy something bigger/more expensive
Wen might be my new go to brand. Yes, there is a little bit of flex between the post and the actual machine head but it was not enough to cause significant drill deflection, even at max throw and minimum chuck. And anyways, if you want to run +/- .001 and better, buy something bigger/more expensive. I'm not making medical devices in my garage, I'm drilling holes. Are you drilling holes? Get this drill press.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By David Mathews - Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2017
Fine little press for my needs ...
I'm a cabinetmaker so my needs for a drill press are for boring hinge cups in cabinet doors and drilling 3/16" holes in doors and drawer heads for handles & knobs. Pretty light duty. I read the reviews and took the plunge. I've owned a Delta 8" press in the past, so any comparisons will be to that press. First of all, the packaging for this little guy was absolutely the best I've seen in a while - all components were wrapped in 1 of 2 form-fitted styrofoam "trays", surrounded by beefy cardboard. Secondly, the assembly/use instructions were clear cut & simple. The unit could be assembled by any mechanically inclined 12 y/o. While my old Delta had 2 annoying features - no place to store the chuck key and feed handles that were always loose - the Wen has a specific place for the key, and the feed handles even have flats for a wrench if needed. One reviewer I read remarked that this press is top heavy. What did you expect? Yeah, bolt the thing down. It's an ease of use AND safety thing. All in all I'm confident this Wen press will do all I ask of it for years to come.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By St Louis Brian - Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2018
80% lowers
I bought this to complete 80% lowers. This is so much better than I expected. There isn't any run out at all when I use my 5D Tactical Pro jig. I can drill right through the lower and out the trigger slot in less than one minute. When using a few drops of Tap Magic Cutting Fluid my bit doesn't even get hot at all. It has a little bit short of a stroke at 2 inches, so I put the bit in the chuck and raise the table up with the jig on the table so the bit goes through the guid hole on the jig and then lock the press table and then lock the drill press vice with my jig and lower in it to the press table. Then I add cutting fluid to the bit, then I hand turn the bit to make sure its in the right spot, then I turn the press on and drill the first hole I back off it a few times and add more fluid and I'm through in less than a minute. The 8 inch was a great purchase, the 10 inch would have been a little better, but the 8 is very affordable and still very usable. If you want to do perfect lowers get this drill press now.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Chris232 - Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2017
Fantastic little drill press
This is a great deal if you are in the market for an economical drill press. I am surprised by the quality of the unit thusfar. It should retail for $100 based on what you get. I paid slightly more than half that, a great deal. It had no trouble drilling through a 2x4 with a 1-3/4" forstner bit on the lowest speed. It does have it's limits though and if you try to power through too hard, the belt will slip. That said, it's not a heavy duty unit bit should be fine for light use.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By cowmamba - Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2016
... of the Wen drill press and have been very pleased with it so far
I purchased the 8-inch version of the Wen drill press and have been very pleased with it so far. I had seen it in the big-box store prior to purchasing it here on Amazon and I am glad that I purchased it on Amazon, it was $27 cheaper than at the store. So, that's pretty awesome! The overall construction is very good. The unit is nice and heavy, the base is super solid and supports the weight of the head of the unit very well. All of the castings are smooth and do not have any cracks. The baseplate might be small for some, but it's just about right for me. I plan on building a small fence for the bed so it will be extended anyways. Unfortunately, the bed of my unit does have some rust on it straight out of the box.(pictures) While it's a little bit of a bummer, it doesn't affect the performance of the machine. But it would be nice if it was rust free. I do have one slight complaint and it's mostly just because the lack of a feature. I am not a huge fan of how the depth guide works, the two nut setup is kind of a challenge to get right because the space is so tight to get a wrench in there. The nuts on my drill press were so tight, I had a hard time getting them loose in order to adjust the depth. If there was an alternate way to set the depth, or perhaps if the guide was moved outward a little from the head of the unit, that would make it easier to adjust. Once I freed the nuts, they have become a little easier to move, but the gap between the nuts / depth guide-rod and the head of the drill press is a little tight, so it does make getting the fingers in there a bit tight. It's doable though, just not ideal. Also, I do wish you could lock the drill press into a down position if you'd like, but it's not possible on this unit. Which I suppose is asking a bit much for something in this price range. I think you ptobsbly could add a nut at the bottom of the depth guide to act as a "lock" but other than that, it's not possible. All of the dials, nuts, bolts, belts and springs are extremely tight and adjusted just right. It's super sturdy as well as quiet, and it seems like it will serve it's needs very well. I would say it's worth the purchase. Especially for the price!