16mm Bench Pillar Drill
16mm Bench Pillar Drill
£139.99
inc. vat
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Key Features

  • Smooth running 500 watt high torque induction motor
  • 9 spindle speeds from 400rpm to 2500rpm
  • Precision quill with the spindle running in sealed for life ball bearings
  • 50mm of chuck travel allowing for deep drilling
  • Precision machined cast iron headstock and table
  • 3mm to 16mm capacity geared chuck
  • Weighs over 21kg
  • Supplied with chuck guard and micro safety switch

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Product Details

Powered by a 500 watt, high torque induction motor this bench drill has 9 pulley driven spindle Gspeeds ranging from 400 to 2500rpm. The belt cover is fitted with a micro switch which prevents the drill form running if the cover is opened. The main headstock is precision machined from cast iron and features a highly accurate quill and spindle assembly to ensure precise, consistent drilling of metals, woods and plastics. The specially selected drive belt results in low noise and extremely low levels of vibration. The main spindle has 50mm of travel and is fitted with a precision three jaw chuck which accepts shank diameters from 3mm to 16mm.

Both the table is machined from cast iron and features machined slots to accept drill press vices. The table tilts through 45 degrees for drilling at angles and can be swung out of the way to allow for workpieces up to 330mm tall to be placed between the base and the chuck. Standing 610mm tall and weighing over 21kg this is a very solid, very precise bench drill that is designed for professional workshop use.
Powered by a 500 watt, high torque induction motor this bench drill has 9 pulley driven spindle Gspeeds ranging from 400 to 2500rpm. The belt cover is fitted with a micro switch which prevents the drill form running if the cover is opened. The main headstock is precision machined from cast iron and features a highly accurate quill and spindle assembly to ensure precise, consistent drilling of metals, woods and plastics. The specially selected drive belt results in low noise and extremely low levels of vibration. The main spindle has 50mm of travel and is fitted with a precision three jaw chuck which accepts shank diameters from 3mm to 16mm.

Both the table is machined from cast iron and features machined slots to accept drill press vices. The table tilts through 45 degrees for drilling at angles and can be swung out of the way to allow for workpieces up to 330mm tall to be placed between the base and the chuck. Standing 610mm tall and weighing over 21kg this is a very solid, very precise bench drill that is designed for professional workshop use.

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Specifications

Brand Rutlands
Motor Power 500 watt
Voltage 230V
Spindle Travel 50mm
No. of Speeds 9
Speed Range 400 to 2500rpm
Spindle Taper B16
Max Distance from Spindle Axis to Column 115mm
Max Distance from Spindle End to Base 330mm
Table Size 175mm x 175mm
Base Size 320mm x 195mm
Height 610mm
Column Diameter 50mm
Weight 21kg
Chuck Capacity 3mm to 16mm

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Customer Reviews

Reviews (11)
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Bill Jarvis

I managed to get this when it was on offer, so a real bargain and vast improvement over the cheaper Ferrex unit it replaced. Assembly is easy and it's ideal for my home workshop and there's no play in the quil. The top cover rattled a fair bit initially, but that was soon fixed by adding some rubber draught excluder.

John Beaumont

Bought whilst on offer. At the price this drill is a bargain. Don't expect a high precision drill at this price but what you get is a drill well suited to the home workshop or light jobing work in a trade shop. There is a little play in the quil when at the maximum drilling depth and the machining on the table on my example was not very good and needed some fettling. Otherwise a well made machine.
I am a furniture maker and this drill does everthing I require of it just fine. At its slowest speed it will drill a 50mm hole in oak with a sharp Forstner bit. Can't ask more than that of a machine this size. Highly recommended.

Nick F

Been pondering buying a small pillar drill a while for hobby use and bought this on Wednesday afternoon whilst on an offer.

PROMPT delivery following morning, well packaged. Assembled in under 30 mins with a spanner for column x 3 bolts and sprung washers. Small crosshead screwdriver for the clear guard, 2 supplied allen keys for other adjustments. handles screw in and hold fine. Chuck easy to fit with a bit of care and a tap with a rubber hammer.. Usual care required. Tilting platform scale sticker loose but easily sorted. Brochure typeface small and wasn't impressed as also for other machines. Pics not relevant and inaccurate for model. However none of that detracts from a solid bit of kit that was easy to set up and happy to give it 5 stars simply on quality v cost. Had several Rutland branded items and never let me down.

Will be bolting to a worktop in a dedicated space in workshop and if looking for a compact bench drill looks a good buy.

Having read reviews also added a rubber to top case simply to supress any rattle. Remember its a hobby drill.

Elliot Roberts

Was looking for a pillar drill on the sub 200 mark and came across this.
Brilliant bit of kit, especially at the current price. Ok, its not perfect, the top case was rattly when first used, but this was remedied with some rubber shims.
Brilliant value, I would highly recommend.

Alistair Boak

I chose this drill press for its small size, price, and good reviews. As mentioned elsewhere in the reviews, it arrives flat packed and is easy to assemble. Once adjusted it is quiet running and drills accurately. I needed to adjust the micro switch position in the gear cover as it was making intermittent contact, however, despite this, once setup I think it is an excellent piece of equipment and fulfils my needs.

Mr T A

Arrives flat packed so you have to assemble the headstock to the main column,table and base casting. Once assembled I spent some time fine tuning the belt tension. There is no slop between the main quill and the casting which=h is the most important aspect. Motor delivers enough power for my use - so far 20mm forstner bit into maple without any signs of stalling. Just don't try and move the bit too quickly and you will get a very clean hols. Overall I am pleased and would recommend

Mr A Harris

Very quiet motor and very smooth drilling action.

Graham Gardener

Ordered at 3pm on Tuesday, arrived 11am Wednesday, drilling at 11.45am Wednesday. Impressed all round.

Duncan Truss

I looked at a number of drill presses before deciding on this machine. There appears to be a multitude of brands priced below £100. Some were appalling - you could actually hold the main spindle and move it side to side. This is the best I could find for the price. The motor runs smoothly and quietly and there is minimal play on the main spindle. In fact I used a 2mm brad bit drilling into oak and the hole with inline. The finishing on the castings is very good and there are no rough edges. So far very pleased with my purchase.

John Griffiths

Not had chance to use fully motor seems quiet
disappointed with base as it is only pressed steel most other units reviewed were cast iron have yet to bolt down to see how effective it is .It also seems to be the longer you wait the cheaper this unit becomes .Overall finish seems to be ok .Time will tell

Wayne T

When it first arrived I could not open the pulley cover to tension the belt. Spent half an hour trying without success. I phoned Rutlands and they told me to rotate the locking knob and then pull the knob sharply outwards. There is a safety switch in the headstock that prevents you from operating the drill with the pulley cover open. I wish I had read the instructions as I then made another call to Rutlands to say it would not switch on! Now it works a treat.

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16mm Bench Pillar Drill

Rutlands
Part No. DK7228
£139.99 inc. vat

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