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tomocj

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pillar drill
« on: February 07, 2009, 10:22:55 AM »

Can any one recommend a reasonably priced Pillar drill or has any one used the bench mounts where you add your own drill,turning that into a pillar drill? if so are they ok?
Thanks Chris
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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 10:34:45 AM »

Hi Chris,

Wouldn't really reccomend the ones where you put your electric drill into a stand, they're not that accurate in drilling a hole at 90 deg to the workpiece.

have a look at the Warco site for engineering tools or Chester UK Ltd or Axminster,  Google any of those and you will come up with many suggestions.

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dan

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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 10:43:58 AM »

hi Chris,

have a look at the drills from screwfix, they have some decent sturdy work bench pillar drills for a very good price, plus next day delivery

http://www.screwfix.com/search.do;jsessionid=03LJWDO52QBQWCSTHZOSFFQ?_dyncharset=UTF-8&fh_search=pillar+drills
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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 10:46:53 AM »

what do you want to do with it big holes fine holes etc and how much space ?   Have a look at  http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Machines-Accessories/Milling-Machines/Model-X0-Micro-Mill  this a magic modelers tool as it is not to big and you can work to close tolerances , good if you want to drill stanchions etc and in future you can add a table and mill wood brass plastic etc  , has a digital depth gauge and fine feeds , and is quiet in use, i got one and found it much better than the set up it replaced ( a dremel type and stand).

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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 11:05:59 AM »

Bought mine from B&Q :-))



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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 11:22:00 AM »

I have a dremel stand. I was surprised by just how inacurate it is. Especially condsidering the dremel is a fine tool.
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tomocj

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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009, 04:08:55 PM »

Thanks for your help ,that one proteus has mentioned will fit the bill perfectly.Thanks again Chris

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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 11:32:02 PM »

I have the one that turns up every so often in Aldi. Suits me fine.
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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 09:53:22 AM »

I have a dremel stand. I was surprised by just how inacurate it is. Especially condsidering the dremel is a fine tool.

I have one too and yes it is not very accurate.

If you are interested in a small unit, Proxxon do a pillar drill for about 135 sterling..
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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 10:16:57 AM »

I have a dremel stand. I was surprised by just how inacurate it is. Especially condsidering the dremel is a fine tool.

I have one too and yes it is not very accurate.

If you are interested in a small unit, Proxxon do a pillar drill for about 135 sterling..

I don't use one often enough to justify the price. I can get a small cheap one here for 40 quid.
I have not had a need for precision yet.  ;)
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tomocj

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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 11:55:27 AM »

 Looking for small and cheap ,will probably only use it for model boats and aircraft.
Chris
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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 12:45:21 PM »

Aldi's (Airdrie, at least) had a pile o' pillar drills in it on Friday. Cheerful, and definitely cheap.

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tomocj

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Re: pillar drill
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 02:33:41 PM »

Thanks Andy ,I will check my local Aldi.
Chris
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