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Pillar Drill questions

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by hagz, 15 Mar 2014.

  1. hagz

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    hello ther new to the site and quite new to diy but having a great time messing things up before getting it right.

    i am after a bench mounted pillar drill and have reasonable budget (don't mind spending up to 200 quid). i just wondered what i should be looking for. i will mostly use it for woodwork and a bit of light metal drilling, nothing too substantial. can't see me needing to drill anything more than 15 cm thick. i do subscribe to the school of thought that buying cheap means you buy twicw so am after something decent.

    any ideas/tips what to look for will be gladly received.
     
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    Loads of choice.....look at Axminster power tools or maybe there's something in the SIP range. machine mart is also a popular outlet.
    The chucks will all hold 13mm drills, look for a powerful motor and a table that is raised and lowered with a rack system and you shouldn't go far wrong.
    John :)
     
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    I would not have one of those if it were given to me, rubbish design, lacking in rigidity and repeatable accuracy.

    Wotan
     
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    cheers guys it really is for enthusiast work nothing too big o i reckon a 13mm chuck is as much as i need. i read a lot about power ratings etc but i know from experience a good 350W tool can be far superior to a cheaper 450W tool hence why i asked for advice.
     
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