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Drill stands

Drill stands

A lack of space and/or a need for portability can make a conventional drill press impractical. In that case a drill stand, a lighter more mobile tool with which you can use a regular hand drill, can be the answer. If you have already experimented with inexpensive drill stands, you will know that they at best only reduce the margin of error when you need a straight hole. If you need to do precise work, and a quality drill press is out of the question, then you should go for a good quality drill stand with a beefy steel column to ensure stability even when using larger drill bit diameters. It is also important to make sure the stand has enough drilling depth for your purposes.

Famag drilling jig – hole depth 210 mm

This drill stand from Famag with a round base and infinitely adjustable depth stop is designed to drill perfectly vertical holes in larger workpieces. All you have to do is mount your drill/driver – for machines with 43 mm euro collar.

Maximum length of bit 240 mm
Maximum hole depth 210 mm
Maximum hole diameter 75 mm
Internal dimensions of base 90 mm
External dimensions of base 150 mm
Total length of jig 340 mm
Weight 2.1 kg
Famag code 1405.210
5 mm Allen key included
Without return spring
Suitable Famag auger bits
Suitable Famag bradpoint drills
Suitable Famag Forstner bits

Code 324986CartPrice € 139.00
Famag drilling jig – hole depth 320 mm

This drill stand from Famag with a rectangular base and infinitely adjustable depth stop is designed to drill perfectly vertical holes in larger workpieces. All you have to do is mount your drill/driver – for machines with 43 mm euro collar.

You can put your weight on the flat trapezoidal section to hold the drill stand down on the workpiece.

Maximum length of bit 350 mm
Maximum hole depth 320 mm
Maximum hole diameter 75 mm
Internal dimensions of base 140 x 90 mm
External dimensions of base 250 x 150 mm
Total length of jig 465 mm
Weight 3.3 kg
Famag code 1405.320
5 mm Allen key included 
Without return spring
Suitable Famag auger bits
Suitable Famag bradpoint drills
Suitable Famag Forstner bits

Code 324987CartPrice € 199.00
Famag drilling jig

 

Famag drilling jig
Famag drilling jig with drill bushing plate, return spring and fixture – depth 190 mm

This drill stand from Famag with a rectangular base and infinitely adjustable depth stop is designed to drill perfectly vertical holes in larger workpieces. All you have to do is mount your drill/driver – for machines with 43 mm euro collar.

You can put your weight on the flat trapezoidal section to hold the drill stand down on the workpiece.

This jig is especially useful when using drill bits with a large diameter.

The return spring returns the drill/driver to the starting position. The bushing plate just above the base has holes for 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 mm drill bits and provides dependable guidance for drill bits. Drill bit wander – always a risk with hand-guided drill/drivers – is reliably prevented. The supplied four-part clamping fixture ensures accurate positioning of holes in beams and squared timber.

Maximum length of bit 320 mm
Maximum hole depth 190 mm
Drill bushing plate for use with drill bit sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 mm
Internal dimensions of base 140 x 90 mm
External dimensions of base 250 x 150 mm
Total length of jig 465 mm
Maximum clamping width 90 mm
Weight 5.8 kg
Famag code 1403.322
5 mm Allen key included
With stainless return springs
With drill bushing plate
With clamping elements
Suitable Famag auger bits
Suitable Famag bradpoint drills

Code 324990CartPrice € 339.00

Famag drilling jig

 

Famag drilling jig
Famag drilling jig with drill bushing plate, return spring and fixture – hole depth 310 mm

This drill stand from Famag with a rectangular base and infinitely adjustable depth stop is designed to drill perfectly vertical holes in larger workpieces. All you have to do is mount your drill/driver – for machines with 43 mm euro collar.

You can put your weight on the flat trapezoidal section to hold the drill stand down on the workpiece.

This jig is especially useful when using drill bits with a large diameter.

The return spring returns the drill/driver to the starting position. The bushing plate just above the base has holes for 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 mm drill bits and provides dependable guidance for drill bits. Drill bit wander – always a risk with hand-guided drill/drivers – is reliably prevented. The supplied four-part clamping fixture ensures accurate positioning of holes in beams and squared timber.

Maximum length of bit 460 mm
Maximum hole depth 310 mm
Drill bushing plate for use with drill bit sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 und 26 mm
Internal dimensions of base 140 x 90 mm
External dimensions of base 250 x 150 mm
Total length of jig 605 mm
Weight 6.7 kg
Famag code 1403.462
5 mm Allen key included
With stainless return springs
With drill bushing plate
With clamping elements
Suitable Famag auger bits

Code 324991CartPrice € 349.00
Famag pivoting drilling jig with drill bushing plate, return spring and fixture

This drill stand from Famag with a rectangular base and infinitely adjustable depth stop is designed to drill holes at a selected angle in larger workpieces. All you have to do is mount your drill/driver – for machines with 43 mm euro collar.

You can put your weight on the flat trapezoidal section to hold the drill stand down on the workpiece.

This jig is especially useful when using drill bits with a large diameter.

The return spring returns the drill/driver to the starting position. The bushing plate just above the base has holes for 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 mm drill bits and provides dependable guidance for drill bits. Drill bit wander – always a risk with hand-guided drill/drivers – is reliably prevented. The supplied four-part clamping fixture ensures accurate positioning of holes in beams and squared timber.

Internal dimensions of base 140 x 90 mm
External dimensions of base 250 x 150 mm
With clamping elements for timber up to 90 mm wide
5 mm Allen key included
With stainless return springs
With drill bushing plate
Suitable Famag auger bits
Jig shown here: no. 324993

Famag pivoting drilling jig – hole depth 160 mm

Maximum length of drill bit 320 mm
Maximum hole depth 160 mm
Weight 6.7 kg
Famag code 1403.322
Total length of jig 490 mm

Code 324993CartPrice € 439.00


Famag pivoting drilling jig – hole depth 250 mm

Maximum length of bit 460 mm
Maximum hole depth 250 mm
Weight 7.2 kg
Famag code 1403.462
Total length of jig 630 mm

Code 324994CartPrice € 449.00
Duss precision drill stand KB 43

This machine weighs 15 kg and that tells most of the story. This is one substantial and solid tool. The table and armature are made of cast iron, the columns in steel. The moving parts run smoothly and there is no accuracy-destroying play in their movement. A 17 mm wrench is supplied with the unit to attach and adjust the elevation of the drill. Manufactured in Germany, the Duss stand has a 43 mm euro collar.

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Precision drill stand with hand drill

Drilling depth 120 mm or 180 mm

Rotating the drilling head around on the column, precise holes can be drilled in large objects, round bench dog holes in a work bench, for instance.

The pressure needed to use the stand can also be steplessly adjusted from light to heavy using a knurled thumb screw.
Maximum distance between table and drilling head 260 mm
Column height 410 mm resp. 470 mm
Column diameter 40 mm
Max drilling reach 170 mm (measured from center of column to center of drill bit)
Baseplate 200 x 300 mm
Work vice 150 x 150 mm
Track width 12.2 mm
Track depth 16 mm
Track width bottom (T area) 18 mm
Track height bottom (T area) 8.5 mm
Weight 15 kg

Duss precision drill stand KB 43 drilling depth 120 mm

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Code 300600CartPrice € 489.00

Duss precision drill stand KB 43 drilling depth 180 mm

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Code 300601CartPrice € 639.00

What? So much money for a drill stand? For that much money, I could buy a drill press. That is correct, and you should buy a drill press if you have the space for a stationary table and do not need the flexibility offered by a Duss drill stand. These top-quality drill stands are made for people who need the flexibility and mobility that they provide and the precision and quality of work, equal to that of a good-quality drill press. Buying a drill press capable of producing the precision available from the Duss stand might not save you any money in the end, and buying a less sturdy tool could be worse than useless, because if there is any play in the works, it will often not be used. It is no exaggeration to say that the Duss is the best drill stand currently available worldwide.

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