Axminster Trade AT540PD/ATDP20F Floor Pillar Drill
Axminster Trade AT540PD/ATDP20F Floor Pillar Drill
£799.96 (£666.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade AT540PD/ATDP20F Floor Pillar Drill

Code: 102555

  • Large sized, very heavily built floor standing pillar drill for trade use, all cast iron construction
  • Smooth running 1,100W induction motor, 12 belt speeds 150-2,700rpm
  • Spindle running in genuine NSK ball bearings
  • Quill assembly is a good fit into the headstock
  • Extra large table with rack and pinion height adjustment
  • Fitted with cast iron feed handle with soft rubber grips, and a quality 3-16mm 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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£799.96 (£666.63 Ex. VAT)

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  • Axminster Trade AT540PD/ATDP20F Floor Pillar Drill
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Description

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Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

This is our largest sized, floor standing Trade pillar drill. Very 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 1,100W induction motor, there are 12 belt speeds between 150-2,700rpm. 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 3-16mm 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 pillar drill offers many unique features and is robust enough for hard work in a busy workshop. A great choice for any trade or school workshop looking for a great performing floor standing pillar drill. Please note, this machine must be bolted to the floor for safe working. Arrives to you 95% assembled, so no heavy lifting required.

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Specification

Specification

Base Size 580 mm x 450 mm
Chuck Capacity 3 mm to 16 mm
Chuck Travel 120 mm
Chuck Type keyless
Diameter of Column 92 mm
Max Chuck to Base 1,090 mm
Max Chuck to Table 540 mm
Max Drilling Mild Steel 32 mm
Model AT540PD
Morse Taper 3 MT
Nett Weight 143 kg
Overall L x W x H 860 mm x 610 mm x 1,710 mm
Power 1.1 kW
Rating Trade
Speed Range 150 - 2,700 rpm (12)
Spindle Taper 3 MT
Table Size 475 mm x 425 mm
Table Tilt 90° - 0° - 90°
Throat Depth 254 mm
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.2 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

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Brian NOTE - THIS REVIEW SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS REVIEW OF 29th NOV 2017 Please take down previous review

25 January 2018

A sturdy full throated floor pillar drill

I arrived at ‘Axminster Tools & Machinery’, Basingstoke, fairly determined to purchase the Jet JDP-17 having viewed a number of YouTube reviews. I always felt restricted by the throat size of my previous Axminster drill (now 17 years old but still going strong). Then I saw it, a large drill the Axminister Trade Series ATDP20F: a true whopper, with a 90mm pillar diameter - as a previous review for the Jet JPD-17 stated. The throat is a full 10" (254mm) so partially obviating the need for a radial arm. The drill is extremely sturdy being large and pretty much all cast iron. Perhaps it does not have the laser feature of the Jet, but the build quality is excellent, in my opinion. It is a large machine with a spindle taper 3MT. For me, this was another buying feature as it is the as same as the spindle taper of the tailstock on my lathe, allowing the chucks to be interchangeable. The machine has a 1.1KW induction motor which is fine for a normal 13amp ring main. The drill does suffer with some vibration but the substantial cast iron nature is absorbing of this. I have not yet bolted the machine to the floor. The only negative really is that the castings (for example on the large table) is only ground on the working surfaces with the edges being a fairly rough casting. This is also true, to some extent, of the Jet equivalent.

I would highly recommend this new pillar drill from Axminster.

Update:
Following Axminister’s advice I finally did bolt the drill to the floor. What an amazing difference. The drill is rock steady with very little vibration transmitted to the work table.
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Brian

29 November 2017

A sturdy full throated floor pillar drill

I arrived at Axminster, Basingstoke almost determined to purchase the Jet JDP-17 having viewed a number of YouTube reviews. I felt always restricted by the throat size of my previous Axminster drill (now 17 years old but still going strong). Then I saw it, a large drill the Axminister Trade Series ATDP20F: a true whopper, with a 90mm pillar diameter - as a previous review for the Jet JPD-17 stated. The throat is a full 10" (255mm) so partially obviating the need for a radial arm. The drill is extremely sturdy being large and pretty much all cast iron. Perhaps it does not have some of the features of the Jet but build quality is excellent, in my opinion. It is a large machine with a spindle taper 3MT. The machine has an induction motor drawing 1.1KW, and is fine for a normal 13amp ring main The drill does suffer with some vibration but the substantial cast iron nature is absorbing of this. I have not, as yet, bolted he machine to the floor. The only negative really is that the castings (for example on the large table) is only ground on the working surfaces with the edges being a fairly rough casting. This is also true, to some extent, of the Jet equivalent.
I would highly recommend this new pillar drill from Axminster.

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