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.
|Base Size||275 mm x 165 mm|
|Chuck Travel||40 mm|
|Diameter of Column||30 mm|
|Max Chuck to Base||195 mm|
|Nett Weight||14 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||275 mm x 165 mm x 400 mm|
|Speed Range||0 - 3,600 / 0 - 5,000 rpm|
|Chuck Capacity||6 mm|
8 September 2017
Overpriced rubbishWhen I first turned on this machine it was very noisy . I dismantled and adjusted so that it now runs, I think, as best it can. The speed control is pathetic, there is just not enough torque to drill at slower speeds. I have just finished drilling a 4.4 mm hole in a 6 mm thick piece of brass, it struggled all the way then jammed as it broke through. How can this piece of rattly junk be described as " precision" ? The spindle is not a good fit in its housing it can never be accurate . I wish I had never bought this rubbish
21 October 2015
Solid if a little rough round the edgesMy wife kindly bought me this drill as a present for my birthday as I have started modelling.