Axminster Hobby Series AHRD16F Floor Radial Drill

Code: 101929

Axminster Hobby Series AHRD16F Floor Radial Drill

Code: 101929

£338.95 (£282.46 Ex. VAT)

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Key Features

Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee
  • Medium sized floor radial pillar drill for hobby use, all cast iron construction
  • Smooth running 375W induction motor, 5 belt speeds 460-2,480rpm
  • Highly accurate quill with the spindle running in SKF ball bearings
  • Convenient rack and pinion table height adjustment
  • Fitted with soft grip rubber feed handles, and a quality 1-16mm keyless chuck
  • Features include belt cover safety switch and emergency stop switch

In Detail

This floor radial drilling machine will be an asset to any home workshop. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the machine is the variable drilling width capacity of between 220mm and 440mm, measured from the centre line of the chuck to the front face of the column. This gives a maximum drilling width well above normal pillar drill capacity which, coupled with the ability to vary the drilling angle, gives the machine a high degree of versatility. There is a two part table assembly which is more versatile in use. The horizontal movement of the head is controlled by a rack and pinion system which can be firmly locked in position. Tilting is easily achieved by undoing a locking knob at the top of the column, setting the required angle against a scale and re-locking the knob. There is a positive locating pin which runs in a keyway on the horizontal bar to ensure that the head returns exactly to the vertical. The 375W induction motor drives the drilling head, equipped with a 1-16mm keyless chuck through a V belt and a choice of five pulleys giving a speed range of (5) 460-2,480rpm. In other respects this pillar drill is similar to the standard models, with an accurate quill and fitted with rubber down feed grips, NVR switch, chuck guard and belt cover safety switch. One word of warning - the chuck is located in the drive quill with the conventional Morse taper which requires an axial loading to keep it securely in place; if the head is used in the horizontal position together with a sanding drum or polishing mop there is a risk of the chuck coming loose. Please note: the morticing attachment is not suitable for this machine.



Base Size 450 x 270mm
Chuck Cap\Type 3-16mm Keyless
Chuck Travel 80mm
Collar Size 55mm
Diameter of Column 60mm
Drilling Capacity 16mm Steel
Height 1,630mm
Max Chuck to Base 1,180mm
Max Chuck to Table 680mm
Model AHRD16F
Morse Taper 2MT
Nett Weight 61kg
Overall L x W x H 820 x 320 x 1,630mm
Power 375W Input, 280W S1 Output (230V 1ph)
Rating Hobby
Speed Range (5) 500 - 2,450rpm
Table Size 310mm diameter
Table Tilt -45° to +45°
Throat 420mm
Reviews (2)

Reviews (2)


Theodoropoulos Dimitrios

18 August 2016

Money worthy drill

I just received my drill and was surprised by the high quality of this product.!The drill is steady,precise and easy to work with.Compared to other chinese drills here in Greece
i am happy to own it at last.I highly suggest it to everybody !

Rex Hilson

16 April 2016

An Excellent Machine At An Affordable Price

Axminster Hobby Series AHRD16F Floor Radial Drill is a good solid drill with many features. The sliding and rotating head allows drilling of items larger and higher than the drill base or table by standing them on the floor, beside the machine then positioning the chuck directly above where you want to drill.

For normal drilling the table has an extra arm which allows for easy articulation and the circular table can be rotated about its centre. Combining this with the sliding head, makes centring on the workpiece much less of a fiddle than with a conventional pillar drill. The sliding head also allows much larger items to be drilled due to the increased throat depth. The whole table assembly rotates around the column, taking the lifting rack with it, either for workpiece positioning or just to get it out of the way.

There is a depth gauge stop for the drill feed handle. All the settings that allow for moving from the horizontal and vertical setting have angle protractors and pointers associated with them making it easy to reset back to the normal settings. All moveable and settable features have very secure locking clamps on them so the machine stays fixed once set up. The work table is slotted to take “T” bolts and clamps to keep the workpiece in place while drilling.

One downside of the sliding head is that an absolute minimum of 600mm is required 360° from the centre of the column to get full advantage of the facilities provided by the head.

From a safety point of view the unit stands 1.65 metres high and is very top heavy, with quite a small base-plate, so it needs bolting down. I used 4 x 10mm x 115mm long Rawlbolts into the concrete floor, it feels rigid and I feel safe with it. It weighs in at around 60 Kg (132 lb), so if it fell over it could cause serious damage to you, itself, and anything else it hits on the way down.

Summary: This is a very good hobby/DIY machine, I found very similar machines on the internet, rebadged and costing up to nearly twice what I paid at Axminster Tools, but none cheaper, and they are close to hand if I have a problem.

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