Today JET officially release the new JET 716300 17” Drill Press. The 716300 joins an already extensive group of JET woodworking drill presses. The JET 716300 looks to improve upon the success of the JET 354173 Deluxe Drill Press with robust features in a lightweight design (over 70lbs lighter).
One improvement is the spindle travel. For a lot of woodworkers, the spindle travel on their bench or floor stand drill press isn’t sufficient enough to go cleanly through the stock they have. Users often have to compensate for this by: create hole guide templates, placing shims under the wood stock as the bit goes through or simply flipping the stock around to hit it from the other side freehand. All said options are a pain and frustrating to a user who “just needs another half an inch”. Well, JET has given the user a total of 5 inches in spindle travel (vs. 4-3/8” with the 354173).
Table size hasn’t been improved significantly but it has increased from 14 x 18” to 14 x 19” with a table edge designed for clamping. In an industry that relies on the utmost accuracy, having any extra work surface is good for the project at hand. Support not only comes from the work table but the base of the machine. A solid base provides stability and machine balance. JET has increased this to accommodate a smoother experience with the JET 716300.
Some internal benefits of the NEW JET 17” Drill Press is the sturdy cast iron head with a poly v-belt drive system for premium performance. The drive system delivers 16 spindle speeds with a spindle speed range of 210 – 3500 rpm. Never have enough light? This drill press also has a built-in LED work light to help with those jobs where you have to work in a poorly lit environment or you are running out of daylight.
Interested in learning more? Check out our JET 716300 Drill Press product page with additional specs and pricing on this new JET Tools product.