The Jet JDP-17 is a floor standing pillar drill especially designed for the woodworker. Key features include a full 127mm of quill travel with one turn of the handle, with an integrated depth stop for repeat accuracy of drilling depth. Efficient, Poly-V drive belts give smooth, vibration free running with maximum power transmission. There is also a one handed, tool free belt tensioning system which allows simple and easy speed changing. The ABS top belt guard is held magnetically and has an interlocking switch for safety. The table is extra large, surface ground cast iron with ample clamping slots and also a sacrificial insert. The precision ground table easily tilts to 90° L & R, and also has an adjustment to ensure squareness to the chuck centre line. The table height is adjusted by a smooth rack and pinion system, with the control handle being canted away from the table for hand clearance. The 0.55kW induction motor is firmly bolted to the headstock, avoiding flexing and vibration. A bright, tiltable LED work light is recessed into the headstock casting, plus there is a cross hair laser system for centre finding. A comprehensive depth stop system allows precision blind hole drilling, accurate every time. This machine has been designed to do more to meet the demands of the woodworker, with ample work support, drilling depth and size capacities. Smooth running and with many unique features, this is a really nice pillar drill, designed to perform.
|Base Size||508 x 330mm|
|Chuck Cap\Type||16mm keyless|
|Diameter of Column||80mm|
|Drilling Capacity||16mm Steel|
|Max Chuck to Base||1,100mm|
|Max Chuck to Table||660mm|
|Overall L x W x H||724 x 483 x 1,676mm|
|Power||S1 0.55kW, S6 0.72kW 230V 1ph|
|Speed Range||175-2,900rpm, 16 speeds|
|Table Size||356 x 483mm|
|Table Tilt||90° - 0° - 90°|
22 January 2017
Great build quality & features for the moneyHaving tried hobby-grade pillar drills, I'd been eying up more substantial machines for some time. I was waiting for the new Axminster Trade series to come out and they finally appeared in the last few weeks. They're certainly very heavily built.