Top 10 Jet Milling Machines 2020 Reviews

Milling and drilling machines are an essential part of any wood worker or machinist’s arsenal of tools. Making accurate and precise cuts, bevels, grooves, and holes makes your work more professional and appealing to the eye. Here are the top 10 Milling and drill presses for hobbyists and professionals alike.

10. The Jet JDP-20MF

The Jet JDP-20MF

The smooth and sleek JDP-20MF is a 20-inch floor drill ideal for both professional and novice woodworkers. The 150 to 4,200 rmp range is available through 12 speeds. The drill comes with a working lamp for illuminating the works space. The JDP-20MF takes up to a 3/4 inch bit and has and adjustable tension spindle return spring. Along with a drill chuck and a two-year limited warranty. This jet milling machine is top of the line in precision and functionality.

Features:

  • 1-1/2 horsepower
  • 115 volt or 230-volt outlets
  • 12 speed, 150 to 4200 rpm
  • 1/2 external depth stop

9. The WEN 11-Amp Compact Mill

The WEN 11-Amp Compact Mill

The WEN 11-Amp 120V compact milling machine is a versatile 16 inch for both metal and word working. The 16 mill provides precise machining with its 6.5 Y-axis and 19.75 X-axis. The mill comes with the R8 taper making it compatible with a wide variety of collets, end mills and chucks. This can take up to a 3/4 drill and 5/8 for milling. For face milling the WEN 11-Amp can go up to 2 inches. The rmp range is from 100 to This mill comes with a 2-year warranty to ensure customer satisfaction.

Features:

  • 11 Amp
  • 100 to 2000 rpm
  • 3/4 drilling capacity
  • 5/8 milling capacity
  • 2 inch face milling capacity

8. Shop Fox M1018 Combo Lathe/Mill

Shop Fox M1018 Combo Lathe/Mill

Shop Fox produces a convenient and versatile mill/lathe. The M1018 from Shop Fox can cover both roles in your shop as a lathe or a mill. This manual mill is 110 volts with its rpm ranging from 117 to 1300 for the mill or drill. And the lathe can go from 160 to 1360 making short work of any material you need machined. The M1018 has many adjustable add on features making it a one stop shop for either hobbyist or professionals looking for a compact mill/lathe.

Features:

  • 110 volts
  • 160-1300 lathe rpms
  • 117 to 1300 mill/drill rpms
  • 16-1/2″ swing over bed
  • 3/4″ spindle bore
  • 4-way turret tool post

7. WEN 4210 Drill Press

WEN 4210 Drill Press

WEN has another great drill press, this one with a laser for aided drilling precision. This 10 inch drill press has many of the same features found don larger drill presses but in a compact design. The drill comes with 5 speeds ranging from 600, 1100, 1700, 2400 and 3100 rpm. The motor is a powerful induction type providing up to 3100 rpm. The ball bearing reduce wear and extend the life of the drill press. Get up to 45 degree of left and right bevels with precision. The laser makes for reduced human error and more accurate drilling.

Features:

  • 5 speed adjustment
  • Beveling worktable
  • 2-1/2-inch spindle travel
  • Precision laser
  • Onboard worklight
  • Two year warranty included

6. Jet JWDP-12 Drill Press

Jet JWDP-12 Drill Press

Precision in a compact design is what Jet did witht he JWDP-12 drill press. This 12 speed jet milling machine runs of a 1/2 horsepower induction type motor. The spindle travel is 3-1/8 inches for deep drilling. The X shaped laser creates a precise cross hair to work off of.

Features:

  • 1/2 horsepower
  • 12 speed
  • x-shaped xacta laser
  • 3-1/8 spindle travel

5. Grizzly’s G0704 Drill Mill

Grizzly's G0704 Drill Mill

Hobbyist and professionals using the G0704 get the benefits of a industrial style mill with a more company design. The 110 volt motor produces 1 horsepower enough to power through any size material. The R8 spindle is applicable with many chucks on the market. The 13 inch swing, 15 of table travel 18 inch of table travel makes for accurate and long cutting capabilities. The sold cast iron construction ensures a steady placement and low vibrations.

Features:

  • 110 volt
  • r8 spindle
  • 1 horsepower
  • 2-Inch T-slots

4. Erie Tools Variable Speed Mini Milling Machine

Erie Tools Variable Speed Mini Milling Machine

Erie Tools has its mini mill and drill with its 6 speed steel drill set. A 4 flute with 3/8 shank cutter set, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/32 and 3/8 inch cutters. The drilling capacity is right at 3/8 as well as milling but face milling is up to 5/8 of an inch. The powerful variable speed driven by 150 watts producing 0 to 2000 rpm within 6 speeds. The X axis goes up to 8.5 inches of travel while the Y does 6.5 and the Z up to 10 without a collet.

Features:

  • 150 watts
  • 0-2000 rpm 6 speed
  • Fine feed hand wheel
  • Adjustable depth stop

3. Shop Fox M1116 Variable-Speed Mill/Drill

Shop Fox M1116 Variable-Speed Mill/Drill

Shop Fox makes the list again with the M1116 Variable-Speed Mill/Drill. This variable speed 3/4 horsepower 110 volt single phase motor produces enough power to cut through what ever you demand from it. Best of all the M116 Mill comes with a digital readout which is 3 axis orientated allowing for more accurate measurements and ease of use. Just like the other Shop Fox models the M1116 comes with 45 degrees of right and left title for precision bevels.

Features:

  • 3/4 horse power
  • 3 axis digital display
  • 45 degree left and right tilt
  • tapered gigs with double locks

2. Proxxon 37110 Micro Mill MF 70

Proxxon 37110 Micro Mill MF 70

The Proxxon 37110 Micro Mill MF 70 is pinnacle of performance when it comes to small sized mills. This mill is great for professionals that require a small but high accurate mill. The 24 pole balanced motor give added stability up to the 20,000 rpm max speed. The mill comes with a 6 triple slit steel collet set including 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.35, 3.0 and 3.2 mm. The table comes with 3 T-slots and adjustable ruler scale. The Proxxon 37110 Micro Mill MF 70 focuses heavily on speed and stability to achieve extreme precision in a small package. The rpm range is 5000 to 20,0000 driven by a 1/8 horse power 24 pole balanced motor. Table size is 7-7/8 by 2-3/4 inch suited for small projects requiring high amounts of precision.

Features:

  • 1/8 hoursepower
  • 5000-20000 rpm
  • 24 pole balanced motor
  • 6 triple slit hardened steel collet set

1. Shop Fox M1036 Micro Milling Machine

Shop Fox M1036 Micro Milling Machine

Shop Fox’s M1036 is highly precise and accurate when milling and drilling whatever material you need. The precision comes from graduated dials where each mark represents 0.001 inch of movement. The milling capacity is 1-1/2 inch which can fit into the M1036 2 inch jaws.

Features:

  • .2 horsepower
  • spindle depth 1-1/2 inch
  • spindle taper: JTI
  • 0-3600 rpm

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