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Review: JET J-2550 20-Inch 1-HP drill press

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On April 28, 2016
Last modified:April 28, 2016


Mr. Manufacturer

JET began as a small dealer of manual chain hoists and trolleys, sold from a single hardware store in Tacoma, Washington. Today, this company has an expert team of engineers both in the USA and overseas and a world-class supply chain ensuring prompt delivery of quality products. JET tools still carry the same message of quality product, with the best features and benefits in its product class; all of this while providing excellent service.

Here’s the deal:

Reliable, quality engineering and manufacturing goes into each and every JET machine. JET machines are built and tested to tight tolerance standards to insure consistent quality and precision operations. Professional user manuals help you put JET saws to work faster, safer and more efficiently. And because JET backs all its machines with the industry’s top warranty, you can have confidence that your JET machines will continue providing superior cuts every time you flip the switch.

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JET J-2550 20-Inch Dtill Press

JET J-2550 20-Inch 1-HP 115-Volt Single Phase Floor Model Drill Press review

This Jet model is built to be precise and designed to last you a life time. It’s engineered so that it is durable and has enhanced flexibility. Precisely these two features make it ideal for both commercial and maintenance operations. Unlike other machines of this class, this 3/4 HP floor model drill press (model J-2550 / 354402) offers a greater range in spindle speeds.

And the best part is:

The head casting features a permanently lubricated ball bearing spindle assembly, using four heavy-duty ball bearings mounted in an enclosed quill for extended life.

What’s in the box?

No surprises here, a JET J-2550 20-Inch 1-Horsepower 115-Volt Single Phase Floor Model Drill Press awaits in the box, along with your assembling assistant – the manual.

Dimensions and specific features

The overall dimensions for this jet model is 33 1/2″ x 18.5″ x 67″ in weighs somewhere in the ballpark of 300 pounds. This model has the same 12 speeds ranging from 150 to 4200RPM that the other two JET models had as well, which will tackle each job with efficiency.

It gets better:

The unit’s extra-large 16-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ work table which features twin t slots for work piece stability and has the ability to tilt a full 45 degrees and can hold items weighing up to 66 lbs.

Pros and cons

Pros: – A tiltable table

12 speed available

Built in depth stops

A stroke length of 4 3/4″

Volts: 115

Easy assembling

Work table weight capacity: 66 pounds

Cons: – Might need help assembling (depending on how experienced you are)

Conclusion and review

I have recently purchased this model. I have to say I was taking a risk, being that there are not many customer reviews online. But, when the drill came and I unpacked it and used it for the first time, I have to say it was flawless. This industrial floor-mounted drill press is reliable and efficient, with its permanently lubricated ball baring spindle and a 1-horse power motor. I have to admit that I needed some help in assembling, but that’s what best friends are for!

Don. S


To sum up:

I highly recommend this unit for your workshop, you won’t regret it!

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