Tooltime ® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand : For what it cost it works ok.

Not bad for the money, has done all jobs required so far without a problem. Not one of life’s heavyweights by any means, but seems to be reasonably accurate and robust when drilling. The instruction leaflet is mostly photos and diagrams, a little more written explanation wouldn’t have gone amiss, but as i said at the start, not bad for the money.

It was a little less sturdy than i hoped but it works well if you attach it to a solid base, for some one who occasionally needs to do plunge drilling or accurate center drilling it works well and worth the money.

My old plunge drill stand (which i had for about 10yrs) broke. I went on line and found what looked like a perfect replacement, my only worry was if it would take the old black & decker drill. I have now installed and used it several times it is exactly what i wanted. I will make a final decision in 10 years time.

For £15 this is brilliant, sturdy. You won’t get milimetre precise drilling but you’ll get very close to it.

  • You get the quality you pay for.
  • For what it cost it works ok.
  • Well it’s very inexpensive

Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

  • Features: Depth gauge Plastic collar insert Mounting holes
  • Max. chuck diameter: 42mm
  • Max. drilling depth: 60mm
  • Total product height: 400mm
  • Drill boss diameter: 35mm/43mm

I’ve given it four stars mainly on its price. I used it to drill holes in a printed circuit board. It is quite adequate for that purpose. It would be useless for a watch maker. Fortunately i have an old drill, which is cylindrical and has an on/off switch rather than a trigger switch. If you only have a pistol drill, which only works if you continually hold down the controller, this type of device is going to be very awkward to use as you need one hand to hold the work piece, one hand to turn the drill on and a third hand to pull the lever. You could use it with that type of drill if you ignore the lever and push down hard but that would be awkward and a strain on your arm unless you stood over it. However that would make seeing where you are drilling problematic. The device is quite robust and will probably last for some time. The reason i don’t give it five stars is that there is some lateral movement because the main mechanism is not precision machined.

Works fine for light duty jobs.

Ideal for the job in hand & is great value for what i paid for it. Needed for drilling rivets from under the corgi toys diecast cars.

I haven’t set it up yet but well made and looks like it will do the job.

Excellent tool for the price ,good service ,thank you.

This has been well used by my husband and is very sturdy.

Arrived on time, well packaged. With care in set up and use this item performs reasonably well. Construction is a little on the light side but for home use it is ok. At the price paid it is reasonable value but be aware this is not a heavy duty item.

The bolt that holds the handle sheared off after first use and needed replacing with a high tensile bolt.

Had a struggle to get drill to fit holding. My ‘old’ black & decker drill which is over 20 years old did not fit (wish i still had my black & decker customised drill stand which is no longer available). My more recent power drill did fit, although can’t help thinking it need to be attached by two securing points (top and bottom). Also the stand needs to be secured to a bench when in use, as pulling down handle to lower the drill will cause the stand to overbalance id just used on a flat surface.

For starters the column on the one delivered to me is a tube, not solid as in the detailed description. The manual says it has a cast iron base, wrong, it is aluminium. A bit of radial play in the sliding part (that moves the drill) means it is not good for precision work as supplied. But, you gets what you pay for.

Exactly what i wanted and very good at the price.

Does what it say on box, but at this price not going to be the best, happy with product as will use it rarely, just wanted to make sure drilled holes were as straight as i can for new project started.

I found that at high drill positions there was slight bending of the drill support at the base which meant that it was slightly out of the vertical when drilling. The drill i was using isn’t the lightest on the market which contributed to this problem.

This is the perfect drill stand for the diy enthusiasts out there and comes cheap.

Although not a heavyweight product it’s not a heavyweight price. As long as it’s clamped down it really does the job. I should say i’m not seeking precision here but again the price is the clue.

Sinple to assemble, does the job well.

Its ok but if you need a bench drill buy the wright bench drill it will be worth the money in the long run. But if just for a small job now and again its ok.

Good item for the price, would not cope with heavy duty drilling. Good for the little light jobs i need it for.

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  1. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    I bought one of these couldn’t get my cordless drill to fit properly. For a start the drills dont sit well and you need to make sure the 90 degrees only a small area of the stand holds the drill around its neck so can easily not point downwards at 90 degress and thus not drill straight. One top of that when you press the plunger it can move down. Then you need a drill where you can hold the button in so drill keeps spinning while you press the plunger down. I gave up on mine never once got it to work properly. Now bought a pillar drill instead.
    1. I bought one of these couldn’t get my cordless drill to fit properly. For a start the drills dont sit well and you need to make sure the 90 degrees only a small area of the stand holds the drill around its neck so can easily not point downwards at 90 degress and thus not drill straight. One top of that when you press the plunger it can move down. Then you need a drill where you can hold the button in so drill keeps spinning while you press the plunger down. I gave up on mine never once got it to work properly. Now bought a pillar drill instead.
  2. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    This is a truly terrible item. The bolts strip, it is awkward to use, and the whole thing is so flimsy you are lucky to drill within 2mm of your mark. Poorly designed, badly made. I drilled some holes then threw it in the skip. Not sure that any such itemn in this price range could be any better though.
  3. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    This is a truly terrible item. The bolts strip, it is awkward to use, and the whole thing is so flimsy you are lucky to drill within 2mm of your mark. Poorly designed, badly made. I drilled some holes then threw it in the skip. Not sure that any such itemn in this price range could be any better though.
  4. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    Used once and consigned to the cupboard of “things i wasted my money on”. Very flimsy construction and wobbles more than ant after a night out.
    1. Used once and consigned to the cupboard of “things i wasted my money on”. Very flimsy construction and wobbles more than ant after a night out.
      1. Rubbish, made of thin low quality metal, the drill holder is too small for 99% of drills, the whole thing bends and collapses as soon as a tiny bit of pressure applied, a noddy toy for balsa and polystyrene only.
  5. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    Rubbish, made of thin low quality metal, the drill holder is too small for 99% of drills, the whole thing bends and collapses as soon as a tiny bit of pressure applied, a noddy toy for balsa and polystyrene only.
  6. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    This products description appeared plausable and it ticked all the boxes for a good buy but the item is badly flawed. The problem is all in the base (the work serface) the four securing feet are not level and will not stand on a flat surface without rocking, this has prevented the work surface from being milled flat. The hole to accommodate the head stock stem has been bored out well over size allowing for a misalignment when trying to assemble the product.
    1. This products description appeared plausable and it ticked all the boxes for a good buy but the item is badly flawed. The problem is all in the base (the work serface) the four securing feet are not level and will not stand on a flat surface without rocking, this has prevented the work surface from being milled flat. The hole to accommodate the head stock stem has been bored out well over size allowing for a misalignment when trying to assemble the product.
  7. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    Not sturdy at all tightened all as perinstructions. Does not hold the drill steady lots of play. Not safe when drilling bad item.
    1. Not sturdy at all tightened all as perinstructions. Does not hold the drill steady lots of play. Not safe when drilling bad item.
      1. Advertised as cast iron base – turned out to be cast aluminium. Main body did not slide smoothly or easily on the vertical shaft. I know the product is built down to a price but it should still be suitable for purpose – this item was not.
  8. Advertised as cast iron base – turned out to be cast aluminium. Main body did not slide smoothly or easily on the vertical shaft. I know the product is built down to a price but it should still be suitable for purpose – this item was not.
    1. On the instructions it says cast iron base but in fact it is aluminium it’s alwrite but it will require bolting to a bench whenever its used pleased with product.
      1. On the instructions it says cast iron base but in fact it is aluminium it’s alwrite but it will require bolting to a bench whenever its used pleased with product.
  9. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    Very well made and has smooth operating mechanism. Never disappointed with gs rated tools.
  10. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    Has a very light weight feel. Covers to main body are badly fitted plastic. The base despite declaring itself to be cast iron on front page of manual/instructions booklet is either aluminium or die cast zinc and so has little weight making the whole stand feel unstable. Bolting to a rigid plate or table helps but the locking screw that holds the light weight vertical tube in place was badly tapped and doesn’t hold the tube well. Also a medium weight drill tends to pull the mechanism out of vertical giving angled holes.
  11. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    Has a very light weight feel. Covers to main body are badly fitted plastic. The base despite declaring itself to be cast iron on front page of manual/instructions booklet is either aluminium or die cast zinc and so has little weight making the whole stand feel unstable. Bolting to a rigid plate or table helps but the locking screw that holds the light weight vertical tube in place was badly tapped and doesn’t hold the tube well. Also a medium weight drill tends to pull the mechanism out of vertical giving angled holes.
  12. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    I didn’t buy this particular drill stand, but one from ebay, but it is identical. There are many of these out there just re-badged. Firstly the base is aluminium and it flexes. I put a clamp across the back and this helped. The next issue is the drill holder itself, whilst it holds my drill very securely the whole assembly wobbles axially, this translates as an error of up to 4mm at the drill point. The screw that clamps the drill holder to the vertical shaft stripped very quickly, luckily i had some spare screws that fitted. I have to drill 96 counterbored holes in some very expensive timber and they have to be accurate. To be honest i could do a better job holding the drill. This product is not fit for purpose, buy at your peril. You can buy my one at oxfam.
    1. I didn’t buy this particular drill stand, but one from ebay, but it is identical. There are many of these out there just re-badged. Firstly the base is aluminium and it flexes. I put a clamp across the back and this helped. The next issue is the drill holder itself, whilst it holds my drill very securely the whole assembly wobbles axially, this translates as an error of up to 4mm at the drill point. The screw that clamps the drill holder to the vertical shaft stripped very quickly, luckily i had some spare screws that fitted. I have to drill 96 counterbored holes in some very expensive timber and they have to be accurate. To be honest i could do a better job holding the drill. This product is not fit for purpose, buy at your peril. You can buy my one at oxfam.
      1. This is a cheap alternative to a bench pillar drill press, but leaves a lot to be desired. It has a lightweight aluminium, not cast iron, base and the return spring is excessively strong, so the whole thing tends to topple over when it is operated. It either needs fixing to the bench, or fixing to a substantial block, to hold it steady. The guide on the upright is quite sloppy, so the drill point moves as you start to apply pressure on it. My “silverline 265897 drill” would not tighten up in the fixing, so the collar had to be packed with some 0. 5mm thick cardboard, though this was because the collar on the drill was undersize. My “arges 400w mains corded drill” fitted ok. It does work and is better than nothing, you get what you pay for, but not much else.
  13. This is a cheap alternative to a bench pillar drill press, but leaves a lot to be desired. It has a lightweight aluminium, not cast iron, base and the return spring is excessively strong, so the whole thing tends to topple over when it is operated. It either needs fixing to the bench, or fixing to a substantial block, to hold it steady. The guide on the upright is quite sloppy, so the drill point moves as you start to apply pressure on it. My “silverline 265897 drill” would not tighten up in the fixing, so the collar had to be packed with some 0. 5mm thick cardboard, though this was because the collar on the drill was undersize. My “arges 400w mains corded drill” fitted ok. It does work and is better than nothing, you get what you pay for, but not much else.
  14. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    I am drilling far more small dia accurate holes nowmany thanks.
  15. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    I’m not usually critical in reviews i try to focus on the good things. This item in my 35 years of owning tool a joiner is rubbish but that’s my opinion.
  16. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    I’m not usually critical in reviews i try to focus on the good things. This item in my 35 years of owning tool a joiner is rubbish but that’s my opinion.
    1. Pros – went together well and seemed a pretty sturdy little piece of kit. Cons – pictorial instructions a bit vague (however, if you buy one of these, to be honest, you should be able to put it together anyway) the base is probably cast alloy rather than cast iron. Had to send mine back unfortunately as it didn’t fit my decades old b&d drill. When the drill dies and needs replacing i’ll get another one of these at the same time.
  17. This review is from : Tooltime® New Bench Mountable Power Drill Plunge Stand with Depth Gauge

    Pros – went together well and seemed a pretty sturdy little piece of kit. Cons – pictorial instructions a bit vague (however, if you buy one of these, to be honest, you should be able to put it together anyway) the base is probably cast alloy rather than cast iron. Had to send mine back unfortunately as it didn’t fit my decades old b&d drill. When the drill dies and needs replacing i’ll get another one of these at the same time.

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