New Pedestal Drills and Drilling Machines for sale.
Find the ideal new pedestal drill or new drill press for your drilling requirements in our list below. Varying capacities and motor wattages are available. We sell, service and guarantee our our drill presses, radial arm drills and drilling machines in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia. Looking for used drilling machines? Click here.
New! From 25mm to 40mm
- 6 month guarantee
- Geared head
- Manual and automatic feeds
- Rise and fall table
- Drilling depth setting
- 8 speed motor (selected models)
What is a pedestal drill or drill press?
A drill press (also known as pedestal drill, pillar drill, or bench drill) is a fixed style of drill that may be mounted on a stand or bolted to the floor or workbench. A drill press consists of a base, column (or pillar), table, spindle (or quill), and drill head, usually driven by an induction motor. The head has a set of handles (usually 3) radiating from a central hub that, when turned, move the spindle and chuck vertically, parallel to the axis of the column. The table can be adjusted vertically and is generally moved by a rack and pinion; however, some older models rely on the operator to lift and reclamp the table in position. The table may also be offset from the spindle's axis and in some cases rotated to a position perpendicular to the column.
The size of a drill press is typically measured in terms of swing. Swing is defined as twice the throat distance, which is the distance from the center of the spindle to the closest edge of the pillar. For example, a 16-inch (410 mm) drill press will have an 8-inch (200 mm) throat distance.