The SB-16 pillar drill is the floor standing version of the TB-16 bench model. It is truly designed for engineering and production use. Very heavily built and manufactured to exceptionally accurate tolerances, this drill press will stand up to hard work every day. The headstock has been machined to precisely match the quill housing, virtually eliminating any spindle run-out, even at full quill extension. Because the column is surface ground, the table rise and fall is super smooth in operation, making table height adjustment a light task. The high torque 375W motor drives the spindle via a 9-speed belt drive ( 190, 340, 400, 550, 650, 680, 1,550, 1,770 and 2,600 rpm), with machined steel pulleys eliminating vibration. Safety is provided for by a solidly made chuck guard, electrically interlocked, as is the belt cover. A large emergency stop button, which locks closed automatically, completes the picture. Lighting is provided by an LED lamp with a flexible stem for ease of placement. This high quality floor pillar drill is designed to meet the demands of engineers, educational establishments and light production workshops.
|Base Size||500 mm x 320 mm|
|Chuck Capacity||1 mm to 16 mm|
|Chuck Travel||80 mm|
|Diameter of Column||80 mm|
|Max Chuck to Base||1,150 mm|
|Max Chuck to Table||600 mm|
|Max Drilling Mild Steel||16 mm|
|Morse Taper||2 MT|
|Nett Weight||135 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||450 mm x 310 mm x 1,625 mm|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||66 dB(A) [2.0 dB]|
|Speed Range||190 - 2,600 rpm (9)|
|Spindle Taper||2 MT|
|Table Size||300 mm x 300 mm|
|Table Tilt||-45° to + 45°|
|Throat Depth||180 mm|
|T Slot Size||15mm (2 x 140mm centres)|
4 June 2018
Accurate, robust, pro quality machineI've been using this drill for nearly three years in a professional cabinet making workshop. It's heavily built, very accurate with no discernible run-out, and has an excellent depth stop that's settable (and reliably re-settable) to better than a quarter of a millimetre. After some months I had one problem with the starter switch, but Axminster quickly dispatched a replacement unit from stock under warranty, so it was back up running again within 48 hours.
Mr Jamie Copeland
16 February 2016
Fit for purpose, but setting it up was a nightmare.Today I've taken delivery of this pillar drill from Axminster. As the review above suggests, the item is perfectly fit for purpose and for me as an amateur woodturner it's probably a bit overkill! However, up until today I was using an old Clarke table top pillar drill which worked well but I was unable to use it on larger pieces of wood. That's why I went with a floor standing drill this time and I'm now able to drill into much larger wood blanks. The light on the drill is a good idea, however it's very dull and I find it almost impossible to get it to stay in the position you want. Overall I'm happy with the item, although I can't honestly say I find it to be value for money.
11 September 2015
Eminently fit for purpose.I wanted a floor-standing pillar drill of good quality, to replace my cheapo bench drill. The machine will be used for all manner of projects, around the home/hobby/crazy inventions ... but not as an industrial asset.