Jet JDP-17 Floor Pillar Drill
Jet JDP-17 Floor Pillar Drill
£893.59 (£744.66 Ex. VAT)

Jet JDP-17 Floor Pillar Drill

Code: 101358

  • Rugged floor standing pillar drill designed especially for the woodworker
  • Easy and quick speed changes with efficient Poly-V drive belts
  • 127mm quill travel for deep hole drilling, quality keyless chuck
  • Integrated depth stops for accurate drilling depth control
  • Large, versatile ground surface cast iron table with clamping slots
  • LED work light and "XACTA-X laser centring system
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£893.59 (£744.66 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Jet JDP-17 Floor Pillar Drill
  • Morticing Attachment
  • Axminster Drill Clamp 225mm(9")
  • Axminster Unigrip Vertical/Horizontal Drill Vice - 100mm
Total: £981.33

In Detail

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 mm x 330 mm
Chuck Capacity 16 mm
Chuck Travel 127 mm
Chuck Type keyless
Diameter of Column 80 mm
Max Chuck to Base 1,100 mm
Max Chuck to Table 660 mm
Max Drilling Mild Steel 16 mm
Model JDP-17
Morse Taper 2 MT
Nett Weight 85 kg
Overall L x W x H 724 mm x 483 mm x 1,676 mm
Power 750 W
Rating Trade
Speed Range 175 - 2,900 rpm (16)
Spindle Taper 2 MT
Table Size 356 mm x 483 mm
Table Tilt 90° - 0° - 90°
Throat Depth 215 mm
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



9 May 2018

spindle shaft lock washer

It has broken a retaining washer and to have it under warranty it takes at least a month. Assistance is a big problem, hope you do not break something!


22 January 2017

Great build quality & features for the money

Having 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.

The features and usability of the JDP-17 won me over. I spent some time in the Cardiff store with a couple of the staff (very friendly and helpful) and decided to go with the Jet.

While the Axminster Trade Series ATDP17F Floor Pillar Drill machine is well built, it felt less refined and was no stronger than the JDP-17. So the final comparison was with the Axminster Trade Series ATDP20F: a true whopper, with a 90mm pillar diameter. It was impressive, but nearly £100 more than the JDP-17 and lacking some key features, like laser system and 90-degree table rotation both ways. 90-degree rotation of the table allows you to clamp a long work piece, safe in the knowledge that it's aligned to the quill axis.

I've only had the machine for a few days, but I'm impressed on first impressions. When you lock the table on this machine, it really is impressively firm - just no movement whatsoever.

I really needed the chuck travel of 127mm, as I build quite a few bigger pieces, often needing to drill through 100mm boards. So this was a bit of a deciding factor, knocking out some other very nice machines which would certainly suit other people. This machine is generally superbly built. The table is generously sized and the column doesn't give in the slightest. Most impressive of all is the quill: even when locked out at full extension of 127 mm, there is simply no slack or give when I push firmly on the chuck, both fore and aft and left to right. Very impressive at that extension. Changing spindle speed is simple and quick once you get used to it - I'd say no more than 30 seconds, which is good, as it reduces the temptation to be lazy and stay with a given speed when you swap bits.

There are some minor niggles. Few of us use a chuck guard, but the supplied unit fouled the front of the chuck as you rotated it around from its open to closed position. A tad irritating, but I never intended to keep it attached. The laser cross hairs on my unit were accurate, but only after a bit of effort adjusting the two laser units on the underside of the head unit (easily done with a small allen key), After that, I got very consistent results: it just saves a bit of time setting up, although you inevitably get some shadowing with larger bits like forstners.

Unless you're six-foot-four and as strong as an ox, don't even contemplate building the machine on your own. Getting the heavy table onto the top of the column needs three arms and a bit of dexterity. As for lifting the head unit onto the top of the pillar, it's a beast. Don't even contemplate doing this on your own unless you're a gorilla. Phone a strong, machine-savvy friend and buy them a beer. Even with two people, it's a tad entertaining, but once you get the angle right, the head unit seats itself with a firm 'thunk' and all is well.

Overall, this machine is a great mix of price, strength, precision and features. Really nice to use. I’m very happy with it.

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