This is the smallest of our bench top Trade Series pillar drills. Robustly made from cast iron and machined steel giving high strength and stability. It has a highly accurate chuck spindle assembly, running in NSK ball race bearings. The quill housing is a good fit within the headstock casting, giving consistent drilling. Powered by a smooth running 550W induction motor, there are 12 belt speeds between 210-2,580rpm. The Japanese made belts are of the multi-vee type, chosen for maximum grip and the lowest level of vibration. The belt cover also has a safety switch to prevent the drill being run with the cover open. The down feed is via a one-piece cast iron handle with soft rubber grips and there is an accurate drilling depth control. A quality 1-16mm keyless chuck is fitted. The chuck guard is electrically interlocked for safety and is easily adjustable for height. The switch system has a separate locking emergency stop switch, plus there is a switch for the integrated LED work light. Table height is controlled via a rack and pinion system; the whole table assembly can be swivelled away to allow the base to be used as a work support. This trade rated drill offers a whole lot more but is still compact in size. A great choice for any trade or school workshop, or maybe the discerning home workshop. If you are looking for a larger bench top machine, please refer to product code 102553. Please note, morticing attachments are not suitable for this machine.
|Base Size||420 mm x 250 mm|
|Chuck Capacity||1 mm to 16 mm|
|Chuck Travel||80 mm|
|Diameter of Column||70 mm|
|Max Chuck to Base||530 mm|
|Max Chuck to Table||340 mm|
|Max Drilling Mild Steel||16 mm|
|Morse Taper||2 MT|
|Nett Weight||63 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||640 mm x 370 mm x 1,000 mm|
|Speed Range||120 - 2,580 rpm (12)|
|Spindle Taper||2 MT|
|Table Size||310 mm|
|Table Tilt||45° - 0° - 45°|
|Throat Depth||165 mm|
6 December 2017
Professional qualityAfter a sad experience with an alternative manufacture, I decided to spend some money on this model. Initially delighted with the zero lateral movement from the quill, after a careful setup the unit achieved 2.5 thou runout at full extension! Drills costing 10 times this amount would struggle to achieve this - brilliant. I also thoroughly enjoyed setting up my half ton winch in order to mount the head!
27 October 2017
On the whole -a very good machineI have to say that this drill nocks the spots off my previous bench press. Robust to the point of back breaking - you will need help in mounting the drill head on to the column. The drill will also need to be bolted to a substantial work bench.
5 September 2017
Don't expect accurate depth stops!Whilst the overall quality of the machine is excellent, it is spoilt by one very significant flaw. As noted by another reviewer, the depth stop “locking” mechanism does not hold it's position. After the initial hand tightening the first drill-down works OK, but as the bottom nut hits the stop it causes pressure in the assembly and the top nut moves slightly - upwards. This then allows the bottom nut to rotate, which under gravity moves down - reducing the depth of subsequent holes. It is also difficult to access the locking mechanism by hand. I raised this with Axminster who said they had not encountered this problem. They eventually conceded that the only way to remedy this was to remove the safety guard and uses spanners to tighten the nuts - hardly a practical solution.
2 September 2017
Very good but one difficultyBought this after a lot of hesitation. Very helpful staff in Basingstoke branch talked me through the options and very kindly assembled it for me so all I had to do was lift the several tons out of the car and onto a bench.
7 April 2017
Nice toolJust set this up after recieving it in Axminster usual fast delivery time, great power, will certainly drill all the holes I need, accurate and smooth to opperate. Love it.