Used pedestal drills, radial drills and drilling machines for sale.

Find the ideal used or pre-owned pedestal drill, radial drill or drill press for your drilling requirements in our list below. Varying capacities and motor wattages are available. We sell our used drilling machines, which include drill presses and radial arm drills in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia. Looking for new drilling machines? Click here.

All of our used machine tools are:

  • Multi-point checked by our fitters and electricians
  • Quality checked and/or refurbished and painted
  • Supplied with a 3 month guarantee (where applicable)
  • Can be supplied at your request with new wear and tear parts such as blades, vee dies and other tooling.

What is a drill press?

A drill press (also known as a 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. Portable models with a magnetic base grip the steel workpieces they drill. 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 has an 8-inch (200 mm) throat distance.