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.