Axminster Trade Series ATDP13B Bench Pillar Drill
Axminster Trade Series ATDP13B Bench Pillar Drill
£399.95 (£333.29 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade Series ATDP13B Bench Pillar Drill

Code: 102552

  • Medium sized bench pillar drill for trade use, all cast iron construction
  • Smooth running 550W induction motor, 12 belt speeds 210-2,580rpm
  • Spindle running in genuine NSK ball bearings
  • Quill assembly is a good fit into the headstock
  • Convenient rack and pinion table height adjustment
  • Fitted with cast iron feed handle with soft rubber grips and a quality 1-16mm keyless chuck
  • Electrically interlocked chuck guard and LED work lamp included
  • Features include belt cover safety switch and separate emergency stop switch
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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade Series ATDP13B Bench Pillar Drill
  • Axminster Unigrip Vertical/Horizontal Drill Vice - 75mm
  • Axminster Drill Clamp 150mm(6")
  • Axminster Pillar Drill Table
Total: £546.89

In Detail

Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

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.

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Base Size 420 mm x 250 mm
Chuck Capacity 1 mm to 16 mm
Chuck Travel 80 mm
Chuck Type keyless
Diameter of Column 70 mm
Max Chuck to Base 530 mm
Max Chuck to Table 340 mm
Max Drilling Mild Steel 16 mm
Model ATDP13B
Morse Taper 2 MT
Nett Weight 63 kg
Overall L x W x H 640 mm x 370 mm x 1,000 mm
Power 550 W
Rating Trade
Speed Range 120 - 2,580 rpm (12)
Spindle Taper 2 MT
Table Size 310 mm
Table Tilt 45° - 0° - 45°
Throat Depth 165 mm
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (5)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.2 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Larry Fenn

6 December 2017

Professional quality

After 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!

Mike Hallett

27 October 2017

On the whole -a very good machine

I 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.

Assembly was fairly simple although the manual, highly detailed in places, was somewhat vague in others - perhaps the fault lay with me.

The paint work was poor on some parts of the cast iron base, the elevating crank handle was cheaply finished and some work was necessary on the rack to ensure that the table didn’t jump a cog when being lowered.

Everything was square and true out of the box and so far the machine has performed faultlessly.


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.

I have had cheaper lower quality bench drills in the past, but they have had perfectly serviceable depth stops. If you are not looking for accurate depths in your work then the drill is great - otherwise, buyer beware.

In the meantime I live in hope that Axminster will develop a retro-fix and make this available to those who have purchased this drill. That would make it an all round 5 star drill.

Peter F

2 September 2017

Very good but one difficulty

Bought 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.

Works very well. It needs a drill press table and rather than make my own, I bought the excellent Woodpeckers one from Peter Sefton (brilliant bit of kit). My only problem with it is that the locking nuts on the depth setting are too inaccessible- impossible to get wrenches on them and finger tight does not stop them moving.


7 April 2017

Nice tool

Just 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.
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