JET 354170/JDP-20MF Floor Drill Press Review

If you are looking for a powerful motor for your professional metal and woodworking career, then the JET 354170/JDP-20MF 20-Inch Floor Drill Press deserve some considerations. This 20 inches’ floor top drill press will offer excellent flexibility in processing bigger metal sheets.

The Jet company has been providing excellent service in producing powerful and reliable tools and machine for home improvements. And this jet metalworking drill press comes with high standards to provide high-quality drilling experience,

The jet 20-inch variable speed drill press comes with excellent speed controlling features and a powerful motor to make the toughest drilling very easy. I like the overall drill press experience with the tough metals along with thinner ones.

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JET 354170 JDP-20MF Drill Press Review

Along with the supreme quality of the jet jdp-20mf parts, you will be surprised with the efficient features. Coming with 12 spindle speed, powerful motor, built in chuck and light, this is one of the best floor drill press for the money.

Let’s us find out more on the features of the JET 354170.

Construction Quality and Design

Construction quality is one of the major features of drill presses. If you want reliable service from a drill press, then the manufacturer have to make it to the highest standard.

The JET company used hard and solid metal in building the JET 354170/JDP-20MF 20-Inch Floor Drill Press. The quality of the machine will ensure no accident during metal working. Also, you will be satisfied with the longevity of this DP.

The design of this big drill press may surprise some people. But, when you get into drilling, you will thank the manufacturer for its 33 inches by 19 dimensions with the large worktable. It lets working with the big surface very easy. You can place any metal on the worktable and have proper drilling with this 20-inch floor drill press.

1.5 HP Powerful Motor for High Performance

1.5 HP Powerful Motor for High PerformanceThis high-quality floor drill press comes with a powerful motor. The motor process using 1.5 horsepower, which is excellent for procession tough and thick metals. So, you can now be confident in accepting any kinds of the tough job using this JET 354170/JDP-20MF drill press.

Also, the power of the motor will let you have relentless working experience. you won’t see any problem in working with this drill press during long days of work. The motor will remain perfect and the holes will be proper, precise and with high finishes.

So, you can finish huge drill loads with this JET DP without any trouble. I love the excellent performance and ability of this power tool.

Enjoy Perfect Accuracy with 16 Variable Speed Feature

Along with the power and performance, you will be surprised with the level f accuracy of the JET 354170/JDP-20MF 20-Inch Floor Drill Press. The precise drilling of this machine will ensure high standards. It works through various kinds of metal, woods, and plastics with using its different speeds.

The different speeds of the drill press make sure, you can process soft and hard surface accurately. Use lower speeds for the thick and sturdy metal. To work on the softer surfaces, higher the speed to have quicker drilling.

Not one or two, This DP actually has 12 speeds that start from 150 to 4,200 RPM. You can change the speed of the drill press during drilling very easily.

First, open the metal cover and find the pulley belt. Just, use the pulley with the belt. Using the belt for changing speed will become very easy after few tries.

The Adjustable Worktable for Comfortable Drilling

The Adjustable Worktable for Comfortable DrillingThe worktable has the ability to set into different heights. So, you can process bigger items setting the height into proper area of this drill press. Also, the work table has the tilting capacity. You can rotate it to 45 degrees in both directions. So, it gives a better access to the metal sheet during drilling.

Also, the dimension of the work table is 18.5 inches to 16 inches. So, you can position any material on this broad worktable for comfortable drilling. I love the comfort and easy drilling ability of JET 354170/JDP-20MF Drill Press. So, like the other Jet Model: JET 354165 JDP-15M, working on this DP will be easier for the worktable.

Built in Bulb to Ensure Sight in Low Light

I was very happy with the extra jet jdp-20mf parts along with its excellent power and size. This Jet metalworking drill press comes with a work light to let you drill in dark condition. The bulb I located on the front side of this drill press. It makes drilling in darker condition easier.

The light also, helps you to see the metal during drilling, so the process will be better and more accurate. You will have the sight to position the metal sheet perfectly on the worktable with this special feature.

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  • Comes with a great worktable with 45 degrees of tilting
  • Has a perfect work light for working in low light condition
  • The drill press is made with sturdy materials for lasting long
  • Has proper height adjustment ability to easily drill metals
  • Using this 20-inch floor drill press is very easy and comfortable
  • Various speed setting makes drilling different items precise
  • Has a powerful 1.5 HP motor for excellent performance
  • Comes with 1250 to 4200 rpm for different materials


  • Changing the speeds may seem little difficult at first
  • Little bigger in size for small work spaces

Final Thought

With reviewing all the features, benefits and disadvantages, we can surely say, this is one of the best jet metalworking drill press on the market. you can have professional level work with this machine.

Also, the speed settings varicosity lets you drill through various kinds and thickness of metal, woods, and plastic. Also, this 20-inch floor drill press can process different size items very easily.

Although some people may have complained about the space it takes to form the room, I actually felt that was necessary to have better access to the drilling metals.

The overall jet jdp-20mf review suggests, that this excellent drill press comes with some powerful and essential features and quality to be in the choice list of professional metal workers.

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