Axminster Craft AC285PD Bench Pillar Drill

Code: 105105

  • Small bench pillar drill for hobby use, all cast iron construction
  • Smooth running 250W induction motor, 5 belt speeds 600-2,500rpm
  • Spindle running in high quality bearings
  • Quill assembly is a good fit into the headstock
  • Quick adjust table height setting
  • Fitted with soft grip rubber feed handles and a quality 13mm keyless chuck
  • Features include belt cover safety switch and emergency stop switch
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£169.96 (£141.63 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Craft AC285PD Bench Pillar Drill
  • Axminster Craft Drill Vice - 63mm
  • Axminster Craft AC1400B Bandsaw
  • Axminster Craft AC200BDS Belt & Disc Sander
Total: £578.01

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Craft Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

This is a small bench pillar drill for home workshop use, robustly made from cast iron and machined steel for stability and strength.

It has a true running chuck spindle and a good fit of the quill assembly into the headstock casting to ensure consistent drilling. Powered by a 250W induction motor, there are 5-belt speeds between 600-2,500rpm. The down feed is fitted with soft grip handles and there is a convenient drilling depth control. A quality 1-13mm keyless chuck is fitted. Table height is easily adjusted; the whole table assembly can be swivelled away to allow the base to be used as a work support. A front mounted NVR switch and the adjustable chuck guard add to the convenience of use. The belt cover has a safety switch to ensure safe speed changing. This small drill would be a very useful machine to have in a small home workshop as it is a versatile and reliable pillar drill.
N.B. The morticing attachment is not suitable for this machine.

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This product is on page 104 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2019/20 Catalogue.


Base Size 285 mm x 185 mm
Chuck Capacity 1 mm to 13 mm
Chuck Travel 50 mm
Chuck Type keyless
Collar Size 45 mm
Diameter of Column 46 mm
Max Chuck to Base 380 mm
Max Chuck to Table 285 mm
Max Drilling Mild Steel 13 mm
Model AC285PD
Nett Weight 26 kg
Overall L x W x H 500 mm x 280 mm x 735 mm
Power 250 W
Rating Craft
Speed Range 600 - 2,500 rpm (5)
Table Size 165 mm x 165 mm
Table Tilt 45° - 0° - 45°
Throat Depth 105 mm
Voltage 230 V
Plug Fitted UK 3 pin plug
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