In workshops and engineering facilities, the requirement for drilling holes is inevitable. To achieve this our drilling machines, either bench mounted or floor standing are indispensable. The mechanics and design of workbench mounted and pedestal drills are relatively simple. Consisting of a solid steel column attached to a motor that drives a belt system connected to a spindle fitted to a chuck. Attached to the main column is a worktable, which can be raised up and down by means of a rack and pinion mechanism and all Draper stationary drill work tables have slots or grooves in them enabling a drill vice to be bolted to it. As well as its principal purpose of drilling holes, the addition of optional attachments increases the versatility of our pillar drills; for example, to cut mortices by fitting a mortice chisel and bit in the chuck. With a range of worktop mounted and stationary pillar drills to choose from, there’s something for everyone. If floor space is an issue but you have spare worktop or workbench space look no further than our bench mounted column drills. Designed for both lightweight and heavy-duty work, these bench mounted drills cover a wide selection of power wattages catering for hobbyist and the professional engineers alike. On top of this, our pedestal pillar drills present a wide choice suitable for workshops, fabrication units or engineering practices.