Specifications & Dimensions
|Item Weight (lbs.):||76.06|
|Package Contents:||Fence, Tasklight, Rip Fence|
|Table Tilt (Right and Left):||Right 5 deg. - left 45 deg.|
|Number of Handles:||3|
|Onboard Key Storage:||Yes|
|Table Material:||Cast iron|
|Chuck Capacity:||5/8 in.|
Ratings & Reviews
Take your DIY woodworking projects to the next level with the Craftsman 12” Laser Drill Press. Cutting holes in steel, aluminum, wood, plastics and more has never been easier than with the Craftsman 12" Laser Drill Press. Smooth turning at high speed and high torque spindle settings, this drill press moves fluidly from project to project helping you get more done with laser precision on every job. 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. Perfect as a bench top or temporary jobsite accessory, this drill press is designed for sharp consistent results.
Made with a rigid frame and positioned on a sturdy steel post, the Craftsman 12” Laser Drill Press uses a powerful 1/2 HP motor to spin anywhere between 355 and 3065 revolutions per minute, so it can power through metal and rip through wood with speed and accuracy. And featuring a fast swapping depth adjustment along with both X and Y axis pin point positioning, it delivers the finesse that precision machining requires. A solid addition to any bench, this tool is adjustable, adaptable and built to last.
- 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
- 1-year limited warranty
Added on November 06, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
Have had two parts break and have only used the drill press twice. Appears that it does not have any Craftsman quality. Did not want to give it any stars, but have to give it one to submit review.
Salt Lake City, UT
Yes the manual is not quite specific. However, not a problem for assembly. It does what it is supposed to do for the money. I do light woodworking jobs but would not be afraid to use this tool for bigger projects. Laser is a waste of time since it needs to be adjusted when you raise or lower the table. Otherwise, well worth the money.
Ater looking at several drill press online I decided on this one. Runs well with plenty of power. I don't see much use for the laser guide but it works well, I really like the task light, it illuminates the work well. Would have given it 5 Stars however it does not have a digital speed readout.
Purchased from store--last one in stock. It came with missing parts. Sears personnel were great in helping me get another one from another store in another town. Assembly wasn't hard but the manual is pathetic. The manual was for a similar model so the pictures aren't right. Batteries were included but nothing telling me what to do with them. Eventually, I found they were for the laser sight (why not wired?). ON/OFF switches are in different places than the manual says they are. There are also knobs that the manual doesn't mention so you have to experiment to determine what they do. The section "Drilling to a specific depth" didn't apply to this model at all and figuring out how to do this was trial-and-error (also the **** to do this slips when using). There is also no way to fine tune alignment. You get what you get (and mine was off vertical by several degrees) which is OK for most projects. The unit works for home projects but it certainly isn't a professional model.
I was pretty exited to see this new addition to the Craftsman line. Looked like a well-bulit machine that could handle most anything an avid DIY'r could throw at it. With that in mind I ordered one. I examined the machine upon receipt, and indeed, it is well built. Fit and finish is quite good for a drill press this size/price. The LED and 'small' fence are nice features. HOWEVER, this drill press (as of 11/12) is advertised to be 1/2hp/4.8 amps. Well, its actually advertised as 1/2hp "continuous", which is an under-handed way of claiming a product has more USABLE power than it actually provides in reality. Even still, I was prepared to deal with 4.8 amps, which is still the equivilent 1/3hp- enough for a drill press like this. UNFORTUNATELY, this machine is only rated at 3.5amps. Thats barely adequate for a 8-12" drill press, but is absolutely pathetic for a 12" drill press. I think my 3/8" hand drill has more power. Craftsman almost did it right, but came up short on power.
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