Axminster Model Engineer Series X0 Micro Drill

Code: 505097

Axminster Model Engineer Series X0 Micro Drill

Code: 505097

£299.95 (£249.96 Ex. VAT)

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Key Features

Model Engineer Classification & 3 Year Guarantee
  • Pillar drill for the model engineer and electronics enthusiast
  • Accurate, compact machine for drilling up to 6mm diameter
  • Solidly made and with cast iron base
  • Stable and free from vibration
  • 2 speed ranges with full electronic control
  • Digital read-out of quill travel with zeroing facility

In Detail

A very useful little pillar drill for the model engineer, electronics enthusiast or indeed anyone who has the need for an accurate, compact machine for drilling holes up to 6mm diameter. Unlike many other similar drills, the Axminster Model Engineer Series X0 is solidly made and has a hefty cast iron base, making it stable and free from vibration. Features include a choice of two speed ranges with full electronic control within each speed range, digital read-out of the quill travel with zeroing facility and choice of metric or imperial units, coarse or fine downfeed and a quill locking screw. The cast iron base has two T-slots for holding a vice or compound table and there is an adjustable fence bar which clamps to the table to act as a support for the workpiece.

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Base Size 275 x 165mm
Chuck Cap\Type 6mm keyed
Chuck Travel 40mm
Diameter of Column 30mm
Height 400mm
Max Chuck to Base 195mm
Model X0
Nett Weight 14kg
Overall L x W x H 275 x 165 x 400mm
Power 150W (230V)
Rating Model Engineer
Speed Range Variable 0-3,600, 0-5,000rpm
Spindle Taper B10
Throat 165mm
Reviews (1)

Reviews (1)


Philip Walker

21 October 2015

Solid if a little rough round the edges

My wife kindly bought me this drill as a present for my birthday as I have started modelling.
My first impression as I got it out of the box was that it was a heavy, sturdy and basically well put together bit of kit - although the smell of the oil/grease in which it was packed was quite strong!
Assembly, following the 'destructions', was easy,and the various features of the drill are quite well explained, and I think, will be very useful.
However, although I have yet to use it as a precision micro drill several things have already become apparent:
- The belt drive had to be replaced immediately (Axminster were their usual very efficient selves) as it varied in thickness causing the motor/drill shaft to speed up and slow down making a "waw - waw" sound. The replacement is much better, but it still has the tendency to make slow speed setting a bit hit and miss.
- Whilst carrying out the above replacement it was apparent that the pulley on the motor and the pulley on the drill head were out of line. It was a simple slackening and tightening of a grub screw to put it right, but I do wonder why that wasn't seen on final factory check.
- At slow speed the motor has very little torque indeed.
- If you set the speed controller at a fixed speed, even without load it does have a tendency to hunt up and down the rev range.

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