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New Hobby Series Pillar Drills from Axminster


The new Hobby Series pillar drills from Axminster have been selected to give a clear and easy-to-understand range for use in the home workshop by those who enjoy woodworking. Although modestly priced, these machines will provide a respectable level of accuracy.


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There are five models to choose from: two for the bench (AH1300DP and AH1603DP), one to stand on the floor (AH2003FDP) and two amazingly versatile radial drills (AH16RD and AH165FRD), one bench and the other floor standing.


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All five models share some common features: cast iron and machined steel construction for strength and stability; rack and pinion table height adjustment making it much easier and safer when a heavy workpiece is mounted onto the table, and which can also tilt both ways 0-45°; powerful yet quiet induction motors, with a belt drive providing at least five speeds (twelve on two models). Finally, they all have easy-to-use and accurate drilling depth stops, a quality keyless chuck, comfortable hand grips, NVR switch and chuck guard.

Prices start at £139.94 for the smaller bench top model, up to £279.95 for the radial floor standing model.