Axminster Craft AC220RD Bench Radial Drill

Code: 105107

  • Medium sized radial bench pillar drill for home use, all cast iron construction
  • Smooth running 370W induction motor, 5 belt speeds 500-2,450 rpm
  • Spindle running in high quality ball bearings
  • Quill assembly is a good fit into the headstock
  • Convenient rack and pinion table height adjustment
  • Fitted with soft grip rubber feed handles, and a quality 3-16mm keyless chuck
  • Features include belt cover safety switch and emergency stop switch
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£299.96 (£249.97 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Craft AC220RD Bench Radial Drill
  • Axminster Large Drum Sander
  • Axminster Craft Drill Vice - 100mm
  • FISCH 8 piece SP Wood Twist Drill Bit Set
Total: £398.47

In Detail

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This is a truly universal drilling machine that will be an asset to any home workshop. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the machine is the variable drilling width capacity of between 210mm and 420mm, measured from the centre line of the chuck to the front face of the column. This allows 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.

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 3-16mm keyless chuck through a V belt and a choice of 5 pulleys giving a speed range of (5) 500-2,450rpm.

In other respects this pillar drill is similar to the standard models, with a true running chuck spindle and a good fit of the quill assembly into the headstock casting to ensure consistent drilling. 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.

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This product is on page 105 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2019/20 Catalogue.


Base Size 450 mm x 270 mm
Chuck Capacity 3 mm to 16 mm
Chuck Travel 80 mm
Chuck Type keyless
Collar Size 55 mm
Diameter of Column 60 mm
Max Chuck to Base 375 mm
Max Chuck to Table 220 mm
Max Drilling Mild Steel 13 mm
Morse Taper 2 MT
Nett Weight 37 kg
Overall L x W x H 840 mm x 320 mm x 790 mm
Power 375 W
Rating Craft
Speed Range 500 - 2,450 rpm (5)
Table Size 230 mm x 210 mm
Table Tilt 45° - 0° - 45°
Throat Depth 420 mm
Voltage 230 V
Plug Fitted UK 3 pin plug

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