|Length (in.):||Drill: 12|
|Table Dimensions (LxW):||10-1/8|
|Chuck Size:||5/8 in.|
|General Warranty:||1 Year|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||80.47|
|Number of Speeds:||12|
|Package Contents:||Fence, Tasklight, Hardware Pack, Assembly Instructions|
|Spindle Travel (in.):||2.44|
|Table Tilt (Right and Left):||Right 45 deg. - Left 45 deg.|
|Number of Handles:||3|
|Cord Length (ft.):||6|
|Cord Type:||18 gauge|
|Handling & Operating:|
|360 deg. Swivel Head:||Yes|
|Onboard Key Storage:||Yes|
|Table Material:||Cast iron|
|Chuck Capacity:||5/8 in.|
|Housing Material:||Cast Iron|
|Base Size (in.):||16.54 x 9.84|
|Column Diameter (in.):||2.28|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
Ratings & Reviews
The 12" Drill Press with Laser and LED Light Gets it Done Right
Cut holes in steel, aluminum, wood, plastics and more with ease and precision with the Craftsman 12" drill press with laser and LED light. Made with a rigid frame and positioned on a sturdy steel post, this drill press uses a powerful 1/2 HP motor to spin anywhere between 355 and 3065 revolutions per minute. It powers through metal and rips through wood with speed and accuracy. Featuring smooth turning at high speed and high torque spindle settings, this drill press is designed for sharp and consistent results.
You can count on this 12" drill press with laser and LED light to move fluidly from project to project, helping you get more done with laser precision on every job. Perfect as a bench top or temporary jobsite accessory, this press features a fast swapping depth adjustment along with both X and Y axis pin point positioning, delivering the finesse that precision machining requires. So whether you're kicking up saw dust, cutting slots for a mortise-and-tenon frame, twisting out metal shavings while drilling bolt holes or giving that carving a super smooth finish with a sanding drum, you'll always get long-lasting and accurate operation. A solid addition to any bench, this tool is adjustable, adaptable and built to last.
- The Craftsman 12" drill press with laser and LED light features a powerful 1/2 HP motor to spin anywhere between 355 and 3065 revolutions per minute
- This drill press boasts a fast swapping depth adjustment along with both X and Y axis pin point positioning
- Solid steel and cast iron construction
- Rugged heavy duty construction for vibration-free operation
- 1/2 HP motor, 4.8 amp
- 12 spindle speeds 355 to 3,065 RPM
- Spindle travel 2.44 in.
- Cast iron table with roller extensions
- Laser guide and LED work light
- Includes 5/8 in. chuck key and Allen wrenches
- A solid addition to any bench, this tool is adjustable, adaptable and built to last.
- 1-year limited warranty
Added on November 06, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
Buena Park, CA
I support Sears and have been a customer for nearly 45 years. I have Craftsman tools I purchased when I was 18 years old that still work as well as they did new. I have a Craftsman table saw that was my fathers and I still use it. I really want Sears to survive but they are making it much more difficult to support them due to quality issues. This drill press looks good in the picture but the design and build quality are poor at best. This is a cheap made in China piece of junk - There are manufacturers in China that make quality products (but only if the importer has boots on the ground to keep an eye on things) but this tool was not made in one of the better factories. It is very much like the tools from China 20 years ago. Stripped threads, mis-aligned mounting holes and sloppy tolerances are all to be found on this drill press unfortunately. The stand mounts to the base with 4 bolts but when mounted the stand is no longer centered on the base it is off center by nearly 3/16" - might as well be a mile if you need accuracy in your drilling. The housing cover on top of the pulleys is very flimsy. The laser guide is useless because the alignment changes as you raise or lower the table. They should scrap the laser idea and but those $3 into drilling the mounting holes in the correct place. I do not expect this drill press to last like the Craftsman tools I have always loved to buy in the past. Far too many Craftsman products in recent years are just like this drill press and that is sad because Craftsman used to stand for quality above all else. I do hope that Sears/Craftsman do some serious evaluation and make the changes needed to restore their lost reputation or they will simply disappear. We need institutions like Sears, they have been a part of our culture for over 100 years but they must address the quality issues or they will not survive, I cannot recommend this drill press - You can find the same quality or even better at a place like ************** for a lower price and it hurts to come to that conclusion.
This 12 " Craftsman drill press does everything that I wanted it to do and more. It's a very handy tool to have around for many uses. I would highly recommend it.
This drill press is being used for drilling and light metal milling. I have had no problems with it, and I really like the addition of the light. As long as you understand it is for medium work and you use the right speeds for your work, and have patience, this drill press will do the job. The other reviews helped me make the decision, especially the review by the machinist.
Good value for the price for occasional home owner use. Took two tries to get a good one though. First one arrived in a very beat up box. Had been opened and parts were missing but when I returned it to store they quickly replaced it and gave a additional discount for my trouble. I own many craftsman tools and will return for mm ore.
When I opened the drill press. It worked great out of the box. One thing is that the laser lights didn't work. I still couldn't get it to work and guess it needs to be replaced.
10 " Skill press gets 100+ good reviews on ****** and here we get all kind of negative comments. That does not make sense! This drill has all the cast iron parts, base, table, even the top assembly is cast iron so once assembled nothing can move, extremely sturdy. All fits together great, it is quiet, I do not see any wobble on the chuck with 5 " drill in it (I am not going to measure the wobble, I would spend 3x more on a drill if I would care). So I got 5/8 chuck of excellent quality, dimensions of a 12" drill, very good execution of all parts (all fits), reasonable size and weight, and great price on the Labor Day. Go get the Skill, it is a toy compared to this one!
Lees Summit, MO
Chuck falls off, manual is pathetic, Laser alignment moves while working, motor quit working and have no information as to protection, such as internal or external breaker, know it is not thermal. Where is their service?
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