Some pillar drills are constructed with a bias towards metal drilling, and don't quite fully meet the needs of the woodworker. The Axminster Pillar Drill Table helps to redress the balance by increasing the work area and making drilling safer and more accurate.
The MDF base board, which bolts to the slots in the drill table, measures 610 x 305 x 25mm and an aluminium extrusion forms a full length, 75mm high fence. This fence features adjustable fence plates, a repeat stop, L&R self adhesive scales and a rear dust extraction port 62.5mm o/d. Two T-slots at 270mm centres are provided with material clamps and can be used for fixing custom made drilling jigs for repeatable accuracy, morticing etc. In the centre of the base is a removable sacrificial insert. When using the pillar drill with a bobbin sander attachment, make an insert with a central hole and by lowering and raising the quill full use can be made of the abrasive, plus the table will give all round close support. The Axminster Pillar Drill Table extends the functions of the machine and makes it far more woodworker friendly.