Pillar Drills & Drilling Machines

The Workshop Press Company offers a wide variety of top quality pillar drills with both gear and belt driven models that have drilling capacities ranging from 1 mm to 40 mm. The extensive range of drill presses have a simple construction ensuring high quality, ease of operation, and a long life. These industrial drills are designed for both home workshop and industrial use and are specially produced by one of the largest factories in the world using advanced technology on semiautomatic production lines. The worktables can be tilted and are adjustable. The Scantool Pillar Drills from The Workshop Press Company are competitively priced and designed to last. All models are CE certified and come with a separate emergency stop.

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Pillar Drill Presses: The Essential Tool for Any Workshop

A Pillar Drill Press is a machine tool that uses a rotating drill bit to make holes in a variety of materials.  Pillar Drill Presses are a powerful and versatile machine tool used for a variety of drilling and tapping applications. They are perfect for drilling holes in metal, wood, plastic, and other materials. Industrial Pillar Drill Presses manufactured with top quality materials and components are accurate and precise, making them ideal for drilling holes that require a high degree of accuracy, but are also a great choice for both professional, industrial, and DIY users.

The functional components of a Pillar Drilling Machine consist of a column, a head, a based, and a working table. The column is the vertical part of the drill that supports the head. The head is the part of the drill that houses the motor and the shaft with a taper that holds the drill bit. The table is the horizontal surface on which the workpiece is placed. And the base is where the column is mounted into.  Both the table and the base can have T-Slots in them for mounting tools.

The column of an industrial pillar drill machine is typically made of cast iron or steel and the diameter of the column is an important consideration. The column makes the drilling machine rigid, strong and durable. The head is typically made of aluminium or cast iron making it lightweight and easy to move. The table of a pillar drill is typically made of cast iron or steel as is the base.

The Workshop Press Company UK has a Pillar Drill for Sale that suits your requirements and that comes in a variety of sizes and capacities. The capacity of a pillar drill can be designated in a variety of ways but typically it is determined by the maximum size of the hole the machine can drill in mild steel.

Pillar drills are powered by single-phase or three-phase electricity. The drill press can be plugged into a standard industrial outlet that is 16 amps or 32 amps, but the size of the required circuit is contingent on the size of the motor. The speed of a pillar drill can be controlled in a variety of ways and the methods include a system of gears or a transmission, by pulleys and belts, or by a variable speed dial. The depth of the hole that is drilled is controlled by a depth stop.

Pillar drills are a versatile and powerful tool that can be used for a variety of tasks. They are accurate and precise, making them ideal for drilling holes that require a high degree of accuracy. They are also easy to use, making them a great choice for both professional and DIY users.

The benefits of using a Pillar Drills offered by The Workshop Press Company are Accuracy, Speed, Versatility, and Durability.

  • Accuracy: Used to drill holes with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Speed: Drill holes quickly and easily.
  • Versatility: Can be used for a variety of tasks.
  • Durability: Quality materials, components, and craftsmanship means our Pillar Drills  are built to last.

If you are looking for a powerful, versatile, and accurate drilling tool, then any of the Pillar Drill Presses offered by www.workshoppress.co.uk is the perfect choice for you.

Some tips for choosing the right Pillar Drill Press for your needs:

  • Consider the type of materials you will be drilling most often. Drilling in metal requires a higher power rating than drilling wood.  So, consider the size of the motor and the size of the overall structure that the drilling machine has.  Column size, base size, weight of the machine, and the size of the motor are all details to consider.
  • Consider the size of the holes you will be drilling. Determine what the largest hole you will need to drill is and work from there.  If you will be drilling large holes, you will need a drill with a larger drilling capacity.
  • Consider the features that are important to you. Some drills come with integrated features such as a depth stop, a speed control, auto-tapping, auto-reverse, coolant system, and a work light. Decide which features are important to you and choose a drill that has the features already incorporated or a machine where the features can be easily retrofitted at a later date.

By following these tips, you can choose the right drill press for your needs.  Our sales assistants are happy to help you determine the right machine for your needs.

Some of the common accessories that you may need to go with a drill press are:

  • Drill bits: Drill bits come in a variety of sizes and profiles and each drill bit is designed to carry out a particular job.  Kits are available that include a variety of drill bits.  Quality Drill Bits are often made from high speed steel.
  • Taps: A tap is a tool used to create threads in a hole. It is typically made of hardened steel and has two cutting edges that spiral inward. The drill tap is inserted into the hole and can be rotated by hand or with drill. As the drill tap rotates, it cuts the threads in the hole.  Like drill bits, taps come in a variety of sizes and profiles and often come in kits with a variety of sizes in one kit.
  • Work light: Although a work light is a simple accessory it can make a world of difference and can help you to see what you are doing during your drilling processes.  The work lights often come on an adjustable extension so you can direct the light precisely onto your work area.
  • Depth stop: A depth stops the advance of the drill and allows the operator to drill holes precisely to the desired depth.  Some pillar drills have a depth stop that integrates with an automatic advance feature.
  • Speed control: A speed control can help you to select the appropriate speed in RPMS for the material you are drilling.  Any machinist’s manual will provide the information you need to know for drilling particular metals.
  • Table vice: A table vice can help you to secure the workpiece in place while drilling, and can be free-standing or they can be attached to the table.  There are literally hundreds of different types of vices with most being manual but some are activate with motors, pneumatics, or hydraulics.
  • Safety Shield: Safety shields are essential for protecting the operator and come in a variety of styles.  Some are manual and simply swing in to protect the drilling area, and some are attached to a micro-switch so that the pillar drill cannot engage while the shield is open.

These are just a few of the accessories that you may need to go with a drill press. The specific accessories that you need will depend on the type of drilling you will be doing and your personal preferences.  Please contact our sales team to help you determine what pillar drill you need for your requirements along with what accessories you require.


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