This is the larger of our bench top Trade Series pillar drills. Very robustly built from cast iron and machined steel, it has a highly accurate quill and spindle assembly, running in NSK ball race bearings to ensure consistent drilling. Powered by a smooth running 650W induction motor, there are 12 belt speeds between 120-2,580rpm. The Japanese made belts are of the multi-vee type, chosen for maximum grip and the lowest level of vibration. The belt cover also has a safety switch to prevent the drill being run with the cover open. The down feed is via a one-piece cast iron handle with soft rubber grips and there is an accurate drilling depth control. A quality 3-16mm keyless chuck is fitted. The chuck guard is electrically interlocked for safety and is easily adjustable for height. The switch system has a separate locking emergency stop switch, plus there is a switch for the integrated LED work light. Table height is controlled via a rack and pinion system; the whole table assembly can be swivelled away to allow the base to be used as a work support. This trade rated drill offers a whole lot more but is still reasonably compact in size. If you are looking for a floor standing model of similar size, please refer to product code 102554. A great choice for any trade or school workshop looking for a top performing bench mounted pillar drill. Please note, morticing attachments are not suitable for this machine.
|Base Size||450 x 270mm|
|Chuck Cap\Type||3 - 16mm keyless|
|Diameter of Column||80mm|
|Max Chuck to Base||500mm|
|Max Chuck to Table||325mm|
|Overall L x W x H||670 x 360 x 1,020mm|
|Power||650W Input, 380W S1 Output (230V 1ph)|
|Speed Range||(12) 120-2,580rpm|
|Table Tilt||45° - 0° - 45°|
4 March 2017
UpdateNow fully assembled and bolted down to my steel topped Bott bench. Table square to drill axis is both planes after a little adjustment on the angle mechanism. TIR on chuck measured at less than 2 thou' with quill extended. Runs smoothly and quiet. Far better than others I have seen at a similar price. Axminster were great to deal with and even sent me a small pot of touch up paint FOC (just in case I get any chips or marks during use). Axminster have worked hard with the manufacturer to evolve this drill to this standard. Thank you.
25 February 2017
Just the JobI have just bought this for my home workshop. It arrived on time in a stout carton on it's own small pallet. It was very well packaged and all parts were present. Bare machined parts were coated to prevent corrosion during shipment. I am assembling it and installing now and have been measuring and checking as I proceed. The main column is square to the base in both planes and substantial. I put a thin flat washers under the heads of each set screw which fastens the main column to the base to avoid the screw heads damaging the paint. More to follow....