Bench/Pillar Drill Recommendations

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by mafalus, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. mafalus

    mafalus Member

  2. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Have you looked at the Clarke bench drills?
     
  3. mafalus

    mafalus Member

    Hi Wayners. I have looked at them but not sure how good they are, would you recommend them, if so I can pick one up at Machine Mart
     
  4. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    My mates dad is a retired mechanic and he has one. All be it quite a few years old. Go have a look and a chat with the staff. See what you think. They should be able to advise which will do what you want plus you can always go away and have a think about it. Tools like this you really need to be able to see it first I think.
     
  5. mafalus

    mafalus Member

    Thanks Wayners. Really good advice, I'll take a trip to my local supplier and take a look.
    Regards
     
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    I have a 12 speed bench drill with 1" chuck, got it off Ebay for £10, been brilliant.
     
  7. mafalus

    mafalus Member

    Wow, what a bargain. What brand is it?
     
  8. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    I will go & have a nosey.

    It's Clarke,industrial version, wish it was a floor standing model, & not bench mounted.

    Doesn't get use much, as lack space until new workshop is built, but last job I used a 25mm blacksmith bit to put some holes through some 8mm flat bar.

    A lot of the time with a bench drill, you need the lower speeds more, than the high speeds.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
  9. mafalus

    mafalus Member

    Well thank you guys. I'll take a look at Clarke drills both in store and Ebay. Do you have any thoughts on the drill stand I posted a link for?
     
  10. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
  11. mafalus

    mafalus Member

    I'll be drilling mainly wood with the occasional metal (steel, aluminium).
    Thanks for the link, I just can't seem to get the same results on Ebay as you, guess I'm still learning how to search on there.
    Many thanks guys
     
  12. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  13. mafalus

    mafalus Member

    Thanks again guys, these forums are brilliant. Now I know why I joined.
    Kind regards to you
     

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