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Bosch Home and Garden Bench Drill PBD 40 (710 W, Maximum Drilling Diameter In Steel/Wood: 13 mm/40 mm, Drilling Stroke 90 mm, In Carton Packaging)

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However, our two reviews combined (and linked by your post) give a nicely collaborative approach to a product review . There is a useful little table on the side of the drill, giving you recommended speeds for drilling aluminium and steel. One thing I would point out is I have to tighten the pillar lock as hard as I can to prevent any wobble.

If measured from no-pressure to pushing in one direction then it's about half that much, about one sixth of a millimeter. Some slight movement of drill chuck when drill engages work but less than many i have used in the past. Packed with helpful features that will make your life easier while you work on your DIY or professional projects.For example, anyone unfamiliar with pillar drills won’t know the hassle associated with changing the speed of the drill, a process that involves removing a cover and manually adjusting one or more belts across the spindles linking the motor to the drill bit. The parallel guide works OK, my only complaint is that the high side of it gets in the way of the clamp, if you are working with something lower - I was working with 26mm wood, and the fence is higher, so had to turn it around and use the edge of the flat side. Then subscribe to our newsletter, which has plenty of tips and tricks for keeping things exciting around your home and garden!

Talking of depth, the maximum distance from the baseplate to the bottom of the keyless chuck is 28 cm, which can be adjusted to a minimum of 9 cm, with the maximum travel when in use also being 9 cm. Usable for so many things, and I've also seen many tricks on youtube for using this in ways it wasn't intended, although i guess some of them may be unsafe to do. That's adjustable, it's in the manual, column grease etc and temperature can make the friction adjustment change over time. A : I checked with Bosch to see if they could provide any more specifics on the drilling capacity of the PBD 40 and they advised that with the drill head at the very top of the column there is 285mm between the front face of the chuck and the bed. The same also happened with some metal bits when a touch too much pressure was applied the bit would slip.

I've now had this for 4 months, so i would like to think I can now give a sensible, calculated review. This is probably the most annoying issue because it makes repositioning the workpiece more fiddly and time consuming than is necessary. The perfect speed adjustments, and it''s easy to dial in exactly what you need from 200 to 3,000 rpm. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Despite the popular quote that ‘no one wants a drill – what they want is the hole’, we’re almost certain that most new makers do in fact want a drill, even if only to pretend they’re James Bond for a few minutes, before using it to put up shelves (or is that just us?

However in use, it works well, and as you can see from the attached video, on my drill the run out accuracy is around 0. As well as the workpiece clamp shown at the bottom of the column it has a moveable aluminium fence that slots into grooves in the machined aluminium base. You’ll get exclusive subscriber offers, and more projects, ideas, and inspiration than you can shake a toolbox at. Its roller support makes it easy to slide materials towards and away from the tool when sawing lengthwise while its ball support makes it simple to turn workpieces to the ideal angle for cutting. A : Hi Ben, well Bosch list the PBD 40 as being suitable for drilling holes of up to 40mm diameter in wood so you should be within the upper limits of its operational capability, but I'm afraid I'm not sure if it will do it "easily".The drill seems relatively square, there is a tiny amount of movement in the pillar when applying a lot of pressure to the workpiece which tends to put the second hole in 50mm box section slightly off but as long as you don't apply too much pressure the drill is quite square for most of my needs. in the box, the product is nicely presented and i was able to set it up and start using it immediately without reading the instructions. The depth guage is great, the electronic speed control works well, the clamp is useful and the size, reach, depth and chuck size all adequate.

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