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 five 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 1.5-13mm 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.
|Base Size||285 mm x 185 mm|
|Chuck Capacity||1.5 mm to 13 mm|
|Chuck Travel||50 mm|
|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|
|Nett Weight||26 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||500 mm x 280 mm x 735 mm|
|Speed Range||600 - 2,500 rpm (5)|
|Table Size||165 mm x 165 mm|
|Table Tilt||45° - 0° - 45°|
|Throat Depth||105 mm|
4 July 2018
Impressive Build Quality and ServiceI purchased this pillar drill about 2 years ago and it has been a real work horse since the day I brought it home. I use it for both drilling and drum sanding with great results.
15 December 2017
Good valueI bought this drill setting out to do both woodwork and metal work. The assembly was straightforward and created no problems. The general quality is good and there is very little play in the quill or chuck which gave some confidence. I had little difficulty in drilling wood but drilling metal was a bit less easy. I spent some time levelling the drill so that I could use an electronic angle indicator to set my work pieces (metal) accurately. Being at the bottom of the range there were a few drawbacks. The table is quite tiresome to adjust the height when using a heavy metal vice whereas the more expensive models have a rack and pinion mechanism which must be easier. The guard was a bit flimsy and caught on the emergency stop button. This button, fitted simply to comply with safety standards, just operated the normal stop button underneath and made restarting very awkward having to unclip the cover so a separate emergency stop would be much more practical as provided on the trade models. I removed the emergency stop cover due the above problems without compromising safety I think. The guard and depth stop were mounted on a plastic moulding clamped to the drill. This was a bit flimsy and soon broke leaving it loose and I think could do with a rethink.
19 March 2017
You get what you pay for and maybe a little betterThis arrives flat packed so there's a bit of assembly required. The base plate casting is attached to the flange at the bottom of drill column by three bolts. The pre-threaded bolt holes in the base plate were "dirty" so it took some effort to get the bolt to screw in. There is no guide notch to centre the drill head to the top of the column. Neither is there any bar to centre the drill table to drill head. The depth stop is a little cheap. So these are the some nitty little points which could be improved. The big bonus point is that there is very very little play in the chuck which is what I need. Plenty of different speeds and the whole machine fairly good quality. It fits my requirements