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JET 354170/JDP 20-Inch Floor Drill press review

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On April 15, 2016
Last modified:April 18, 2016


Ready, set, JET!

For the past 50 years Jet has been committed to bringing its customers the highest levels of service, innovation and quality. Heavy duty industrial tools and equipment are what Jet is known for. From metalworking tools and woodworking tools to chain hoists, air hoists, paving breakers and tampers, Jet offers a wide selection of durable tools that are designed to take on tough tasks. Their commitments to quality, innovation, and reliability have led to Jet tools being some of the most highly demanded on the market today. Today, the Jet Tools product lineup includes tools and equipment in various categories.

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JET 354170/JDP-20MF 20-Inch Floor Drill Press

JET 354170/JDP-20MF 20-Inch Floor Drill Press

JET 354170/JDP-20MF 20-Inch Floor Drill Press is a miraculous invention of its time. It is a drill press of its own kind with all the appropriate and best features present in it which would make the moments you’ll spend with it worthwhile. It’s only matter of time, once this drill press arrives at your door steps, you’ll forget everything and find yourself indulged in its smooth operation and on spot functioning.

The best part is:

JET’s drill press is amazing with speed and provides ample power and torque for several tasks to occur. This drill press is not made for a single task. It can carry out many other processes and help you in your workshop. Either it’s the wood; metal or plastic, drill press can handle it easily.

It gets better:

Look at the dimensions of the table mentioned in the dimensions and features, isn’t it big? A lot of time has been invested in designing a perfect table for the users, since this is the main place where your work happens.

What’s in the box?

One Jet 354170 JDP-20MF drill press (head assembly, table, column and table bracket assembly, base), chuck and key, arbor, drift key, and operating and assembly instructions.

Dimensions and specific features 

Dimensions: 58 x 27 x 13 inches

Weight: 292.6 pounds

Hinged metal belt and pulley cover coupled with quick adjustment motor mount allow rapid changing of spindle speeds.

Worktable can be rotated and tilted according to the need and it is height adjustable.

It is capable of drilling up to 1” cast iron and 3/4” mild steel.

On/off switch located on front of the drill press head.

MT-3 Spindle taper.

Motor: 5 HP.

Table size: 18-1/2 inches by 16 inches

Work table weight capacity: 80 pounds

Pros and Cons

Pros: – Heavy drilling capacity

  • Stable machine
  • Great worktable!
  • Incredible operation in a low and economical price
  • Height adjustment feature adds in to the ease of the user

Cons: – A problem for some users could be repositioning of belts for changing speed

Conclusion and review 

After a long search for the perfect drill which will make my money worth, I picked this Jet model, and I didn’t regret it! The large base for stability is very nice, work light is positioned excellently, and the assembly went very easy. This is a unit that I am very pleased with and it should last me a lifetime.

The bottom line is:

A good unit, quality product, great rock on machine, a real monster, mind blowing torque, loved it and it’s a great product!

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