WEN 4214 Variable Speed Drill Press Review
If you were impressed with our top pick, the WEN 4208, but found yourself needing a little more power for your intended use or just like a few extra features tacked onto your tools, then the 4214 12-inch model might be just the drill you’re looking for. Two drills up from the 4208 on the WEN drill press depth chart, this the 4214 gives you a bit more range of use whatever the project.
This press offers a full foot of swing distance to handle your larger tasks, and the drill’s spindle speed can be easily adjusted to absolutely any rate between 580 and 3200 RPMs thanks to WEN’s mechanical variable speed system. An LED readout display also helps to make fine tuning those adjustments as simple as it gets. The spindle travels up to 3 1/8 inch and a depth adjustment gauge with an easy-to-read depth stop makes this piece of machinery adjustable to whatever distance your project requires. The Wen 4214 also comes equipped with a 9 ½ by 9 ½ cast iron work table features rack and pinion height adjustment and can bevel 45 degrees left and right and includes a roller extension that can increase surface support to up 17 inches so you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to balance cumbersomely long cuts of wood.
Other features include a work light on the machine that helps to illuminate your work surface and an onboard laser light that helps keep your drilling precise and consistent. A durable cast-iron base is heavy enough to prevent walking and wobbling, but also comes with bolt holes so you can mount the drill press to your work bench or table. If you like the WEN 4208, just wait till you see the 4214,