It really is not a surprise to find that the top three spots belong to WEN. The WEN 4210T is more comparable to the 4208 than it is to the 4214. Wen 4210T is the update version of Wen 4210 Drill Press and both are Similar product.
There are a lot of similarities between the three of these drill presses as there are differences. However, if there is one thing each of them has in common, it is that each of them can give you unmatched value for the price you pay for them.
Features of WEN 4210 Drill Press
Right of the bat, the 4210T is superior to the 4208 since it houses a more powerful motor that has an Amperage of 3.2 Amps, whereas the earlier has 2.3 Amps. However, this is just enough if you want to drill high-density metals like steel; although you do have to keep in mind that the materials must be thin.
Most users buy this drill press for how flawlessly it works with wood; you can drill through wood with ease, and while drilling low-density metals is not as smooth drilling wood, you can still work with ½ inch thick metals with relative ease when compared to high-density metals. The main attraction here is that with a little more money, you get a better drill press with more money and versatility.
Since the 4210T is more powerful than the 4208, you can also expect it to be bigger than the latter. The 4210T is a medium-sized drill press that measures at 21.5 x 14.5 x 9.5 inches.
The large size also means that you can comfortably work with more extensive materials; this is possible since WEN has increased the swing size to 10-inches.
- Includes: drill press, class II 1mW laser, 1/2" keyed chuck & key, tools for assembly
- Adjust between five speeds from 600 to 3100 RPM
- Spindle travel of 2-1/2” with easy to read, locking linear depth stop for accurate and repeatable drilling operations
- Durable 3.2-amp motor provides ample torque and power
- 7-5/8 x 7-5/8" cast iron worktable features rack & pinion height adjustment and bevels up to 45 degrees left & right
Furthermore, WEN has also increased the spindle size to two and a half inches; therefore, you can bore a deeper hole than before.
The only thing that remains the same when compared to the 4208 is the chuck capacity, which is a standard half-inch, and it is compatible with half-inch drill bits. However, after you use it, the one thing that stands out is that with the size of this drill press and the mid-range motor, WEN could have done better if the drill press had a ¼ inch chunk size, now that would have significantly boosted its performance.
Last of all, the table size measures at 7-5/8 x 7-5/8 inches; and this is just enough so that you can comfortably work with decent-sized materials like lumber, steel sheets, wood planks, Plexiglas sheets, and much more. You can easily conclude that the size of the drill press and the table does not amount to the more prominent shortcomings here; instead, it is the motor that stops you from drilling thick high-density materials like steel.
Like all the other WEN drill presses, the 4210T will also allow you to tilt the table left and right by 45-degrees; this not only makes your job very easy, but it also makes the 4210T much more versatile than most other drill press. However, this is common when it comes to the good WEN drill presses. Also, like all its other siblings, this too has a table that you can lock at an angle for repetitive drilling. If you are in need of drill presses for angular drilling, then this model is definitely what you are looking for.
Spindle handle for better grip
The build quality on this thing is fantastic, you have an overall metal body with the column, base, table. However, inside, you have a plastic encapsulation for the motor, and there is a rubber-plastic material that surrounds the spindle handle for better grip, and comfort.
Also, the 4210T is an easy drill press to work with, no matter what level of experience you have had before. Besides the easy-to-adjust table, and speed adjustment, you also have a precision laser to accurate drilling and work light for convenience. All in all, this is a very productive drill press to work with.
What We Like
- Although this does not have the best motor out there, this can still comfortably work with wood and low-density metals with ease. You can also work with high-density thin metals like steel.
- This particular model has a digital read for easy speed adjustment.
- You have a variable speed dial instead of the five different speed options; this means that you can adjust the speed anywhere between 600 – 3100 RPMs, and this makes the drill press very versatile when working with different materials.
- It is affordable and offers great value.
- The depth adjustment is very easy and accurate.
- You have a precision laser, and LED lights for convenience.
- It has excellent build quality.
What We Don’t Like
There are very few things that can go wrong with the drill press; however, only one thing painfully stands out, and that is the motor. You will not be able to drill through thick high-density metals like steel. However, given the price range, you really could not expect to see a drill press that offers such luxury.
How to Assemble Wen 4210 10 inch
Even though the 4210T is clearly superior to the 4208, one can say that the 4208 offers higher value than the 4210T, given the price tag of each model. This is clear since none of the models can drill through high-density metals that are thick. However, make no mistake that the 4210T is more powerful and more massive, making it more versatile. Also, it is more comfortable to work with because of the build quality and size. If you have experience using drill presses, then you will notice that working with woods is smoother on the 4210T than it is on the 4208.
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