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A heavy duty drill stand supported on a cast iron base 200mm wide x 300mm deep. The 37mm diameter plated column carries a substantial yoke equipped with the standard 43mm collar. The travel of the head, operated by a rack and pinion action, is 68mm. The yoke can be locked and regulated by an adjustable depth stop with a graduated scale. This heavy duty drill stand will give you the ability to drill, plug and dowel accurately using your own portable mains drill. N.B. Drill chuck needs to be 43mm diameter or less.
20 January 2015
DS2 drill standI bought this drill stand at least five years ago and have used it throughout that time. Its instructions describe how to reduce slack in the drill carriage, which seems to be a problem in preceding comments. The tool lacks the precision of a drill press, but it fits in my tiny garage and lies within my budget. I use it for repetitive, not overly demanding tasks such as drilling waste from mortices, and for drilling brass and mild steel. Essential to success with this tool are a drill vice, simple markout tools, and possibly a hold down. The DS2 could have been better designed, but at more cost -- eventually it would have become a drill press. It is adequate for the uses I put it to.
15 September 2014
Very poor toolI have now tried to use this stand for a year or so. However, I cannot find a set up which ensures that the drill bit does not wobble from side to side when used on any material that puts up any resistance at all. The shaft which is supposed to supply the side to side solidity is insufficiently robust and cannot be made more secure. This is on top of the weedy system for anchoring the head to this shaft which I see broke on the last reviewer's example of the product. This stand is useful for holding drills with wire brushes for fettling and the like but that is about it. Axminster tools are usually really good. This is an exception. I really do think that this product is so poor Axminster ought not to sell it.