I've been looking for a decent floor standing pillar drill on eBay but
they always seem to be zillions of miles away from Hampshire. Does
anyone know of any machinery auctions coming up in the South?
On or around Mon, 09 Mar 2009 20:17:37 +0000, NoSpam
enlightened us thusly:
depends what size and what work you want it to do. In the end I got bored
with trying to get a good one cheap, and bought a cheap new one, from
Axminster - "Perform" brand lightweight radial arm. However, if I need to
drill anything big, I have a bigger one. I wouldn't have got such a
light/cheap machine as a single pillar drill, it struggles with much over a
10mm hole in steel, and doesn't really have enough speeds for bigger than
The white Axminster branded stuff seems quite good for the money, though,
and can be got for not much more than a decent quality s/h one - bearing in
mind that a decent quality one that's cheap is also going to be old and
probably well-used, and may need remedial work to get it back to good order.
Such things as Meddings or Fobco etc. if not too old and in good nick fetch
By the time you factor in the hassle of going to look at things, then going
and collecting them, unless you get lucky, the advantages of a new machine
with guarantee and delivery included add up...
Thanks. I just had a long chat to him. He seemed like a decent bloke so
I've bought a Denford pillar drill on trust and it should be here on
Monday. Cost of shipping is a bit steep but it solves the problem -
unless it turns-out to be a pile of crap.
I'll report back once it's arrived.
True, some while ago i went to three auctions looking for a decent 14
x 40 lathe or similar.
All were high priced crap plus 20 % auction fees plus VAT, so two
people x 3 auctions worked out to 6 full working days lost.
Following week rang TOS up and ordered a new lathe to be delivered to
Best thing I ever did, should have done it before even stepping foot
out the door and wasting a week just looking.
The drill just arrived. It's a Denford Viceroy "20" with 4-step pulleys
and a dual voltage motor.
It seems to be in pretty good condition and runs smoothly. The only
surprise is that it's a little lower than I was expecting after using a
bench drill for years - are all Viceroys about 1220 to the bottom of the
spindle? Also, the carrier for the spindle pulley has a some amount of
vertical movement, is there an easy way to adjust this?