By: Don Johnson
Posted: 22 October 2013
I was not happy with the two clamps provided for holding work whilst drilling. The knobs supplied with my table were the small ones shown and did not enable much pressure to be applied. There are LARGER knobs in just one view?
Using M8 T Nuts I made some bigger knobs, but replaced bolts as well - NOT M8s!
When I tried my modified clamps, I was mystified as to why the workpiece still moved. I saw that the T track was lifting out of the table as pressure was applied by the clamps. I checked and found that the T track was retained by two tiddly 1/2 inch long woodscrews going into MDF! About as effective as a chocolate teapot!
I replaced all four screws with countersunk-head machine screws going though the table and having decent sized washers under the nuts on the underside.
With big knobs, & modified track fitting, I can now clamp very effectively, but I wonder if the designer of this table had ever used one with a workpiece that needed reasonable clamping force. I doubt it.
By: Daniel Jackson
Posted: 30 July 2013
Very ueful jig for the money. Centre pop out does not fit properly but not a real problem.
By: Robert Ferguson-Caissie
Posted: 28 March 2012
Bought this with my ED16B2 after having read all the reviews here and have found it to be an excellent product.
The dust port does limit the depth of table, but this depends upon the throat of your press and is easily removed. I haven't needed to for anything I've worked on so far - mainly morticing.
The table attaches and sqaures up very easily to the cast iron table. The bolt holes are in two corners of the disposable insert and are not at 90 degrees. To overcome this simply rotate the iron table underneathg until the holes line up. In any case so long as the fence is aligned so as the work piece doesnt run out of true with the bit the table can be at any angle.
The table is great for repetitive work, is well finished and very substantial. I have a couple of home made jigs in the pipeline for it already. Made my life a lot easier. Cheaper and better than making your own. Very pleased with it.
By: Chris Lawton
Posted: 30 December 2011
As another reviewer has stated, this is cheaper and more convenient to buy than it is to make. It fits my drill perfectly and makes drilling easier, safer and more accurate. The dust collection port is pants so I removed it, axminster must think so too judging by the product pictures they use on this site :-).
By: Simon K
Posted: 31 March 2011
As another reviewer said, the plastic cover is lifting in places. Also, the base won't bolt directly square to my pillar drill table without modification, as the T-tracks on my drill are at 90 degrees to each other, and the mounting holes in the base are not placed around a square hole.
The fence is good though, and with a bit of fettling makes for a handy addition to a pillar drill.