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Axminster Model Engineer Series X0 Micro Drill
Axminster Model Engineer Series X0 Micro Drill
£312.34 (£260.28 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Model Engineer Series X0 Micro Drill

Code: 505097

  • Pillar drill for the model engineer and electronics enthusiast
  • Accurate, compact machine for drilling up to 6mm diameter
  • Solidly made and with cast iron base
  • Stable and free from vibration
  • 2 speed ranges with full electronic control
  • Digital read-out of quill travel with zeroing facility
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£312.34 (£260.28 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Model Engineer Series X0 Micro Drill
  • Compound Table for X0 Micro Drill
  • Proxxon MICROMOT Step Clamp Set
  • Micro Mill Clamping Kit
Total: £593.96

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Model Engineer Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

A very useful smaller pillar drill for the model engineer, electronics enthusiast or indeed anyone who has the need for an accurate, compact machine for drilling holes up to 6mm diameter. Unlike many other similar drills, the Axminster Model Engineer Series X0 is solidly made and has a hefty cast iron base, making it stable and free from vibration. Features include a choice of two speed ranges with full electronic control within each speed range, digital read-out of the quill travel with zeroing facility and choice of metric or imperial units, coarse or fine downfeed and a quill locking screw. The cast iron base has two T-slots for holding a vice or compound table and there is an adjustable fence bar which clamps to the table to act as a support for the workpiece.

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Base Size 275 mm x 165 mm
Chuck Capacity 6 mm
Chuck Travel 40 mm
Chuck Type keyed
Diameter of Column 30 mm
Max Chuck to Base 195 mm
Model X0
Nett Weight 14 kg
Overall L x W x H 275 mm x 165 mm x 400 mm
Power 150 W
Rating Model Engineer
Speed Range 0 - 3,600 / 0 - 5,000 rpm (2 x Var)
Spindle Taper B10
Voltage 230 V
Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K] 66 dB(A) [2.0 dB]
Throat Depth 165 mm
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 2.4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Gareth Lowe

8 September 2017

Overpriced rubbish

When I first turned on this machine it was very noisy . I dismantled and adjusted so that it now runs, I think, as best it can. The speed control is pathetic, there is just not enough torque to drill at slower speeds. I have just finished drilling a 4.4 mm hole in a 6 mm thick piece of brass, it struggled all the way then jammed as it broke through. How can this piece of rattly junk be described as " precision" ? The spindle is not a good fit in its housing it can never be accurate . I wish I had never bought this rubbish

Philip Walker

21 October 2015

Solid if a little rough round the edges

My wife kindly bought me this drill as a present for my birthday as I have started modelling.
My first impression as I got it out of the box was that it was a heavy, sturdy and basically well put together bit of kit - although the smell of the oil/grease in which it was packed was quite strong!
Assembly, following the 'destructions', was easy,and the various features of the drill are quite well explained, and I think, will be very useful.
However, although I have yet to use it as a precision micro drill several things have already become apparent:
- The belt drive had to be replaced immediately (Axminster were their usual very efficient selves) as it varied in thickness causing the motor/drill shaft to speed up and slow down making a "waw - waw" sound. The replacement is much better, but it still has the tendency to make slow speed setting a bit hit and miss.
- Whilst carrying out the above replacement it was apparent that the pulley on the motor and the pulley on the drill head were out of line. It was a simple slackening and tightening of a grub screw to put it right, but I do wonder why that wasn't seen on final factory check.
- At slow speed the motor has very little torque indeed.
- If you set the speed controller at a fixed speed, even without load it does have a tendency to hunt up and down the rev range.
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