350w generic pillar drill - £54.99 @ Argos
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350w generic pillar drill - £54.99 @ Argos

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Found 6th Mar
Hi, I can't content on the quality of this drill bit I've been looking for a pillar drill for a while and this one seemed cheapest at the moment.
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This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used twice since.
ollie874 m ago

So that’s two tables you’ve drilled?


Is this not for drilling pillars
darecy55 m ago

This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used …This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used twice since.


You bought 7 of them years ago? And you’ve only used them twice?
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This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used twice since.
darecy3 m ago

This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used …This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used twice since.


So that’s two tables you’ve drilled?
Edited by: "ollie87" 6th Mar
ollie874 m ago

So that’s two tables you’ve drilled?


Is this not for drilling pillars
MrBrightside19873 m ago

Is this not for drilling pillars


Only if they're generic pillars, otherwise you'll need a different drill.

Or, hang on, is it a generic drill that drills regular pillars?
You've gotta drill a pillar or two
pchphil28 m ago

Pillows :-0


Erm.......Dirty pillows?

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Is this a deal?
darecy55 m ago

This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used …This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used twice since.


You bought 7 of them years ago? And you’ve only used them twice?
Reminds me of school
darecy1 h, 3 m ago

This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used …This table drill is brilliant, I bought 7 years ago similar one and used twice since.

I'm not sure if you qualify to say it's brilliant. It's worked at two separate occasions over a seven year period.
I manage people who have worked more that twice but less than 100 times in a 7 year period and I'd call them far from brilliant.
dribspak5 m ago

I'm not sure if you qualify to say it's brilliant. It's worked at two …I'm not sure if you qualify to say it's brilliant. It's worked at two separate occasions over a seven year period. I manage people who have worked more that twice but less than 100 times in a 7 year period and I'd call them far from brilliant.


Google sarcasm mate
Oh yeah no idea what they are for but a deal is a deal and I am not going to miss out I'm going to get it
dribspak22 m ago

Google "mate"


WHEEEEEEEEEY
Looks identical to a Wickes own-branded one my dad had for years, and then gave to me. It's still going strong, so if it's the same drill underneath I'd say it's worth £55 easily. I'd probably buy another in fact if I had access to it.
Wow the comments on here are really helpful , now that's sarcasm !!!
For the price, it's a good sturdy Pillar Drill. Easy to adjust and has not given me any bother. I've yet to drill any pillars though.
Not a bad price but I'd wait for the Aldi one to re-appear.
It was £5 more but higher power (500W) and longer warranty (3 Years).
It's not generic - it's Guild (Argos own brand), which are decent.
Just what I looking for, it's not a great bargain , I think I would prefer one from ALDI I think it's a better quality and comes with free three year guarantee.
I'm guessing no one knows when the Aldi one might be on sale again?
All these cheap pillar drills have much the same problems. Mostly they are OK for general use, but (1) the depth gauge mount will likely be plastic and it will flex, making accurate/consistent depth difficult to achieve. (2) poor horizontal stability in the chuck, will make any attempt to use for occasional milling, also unsatisfactory. Just an observation...
Why do I need a pillar drill? Other than because it’s cheap?
rastbury2 h, 45 m ago

Why do I need a pillar drill? Other than because it’s cheap?


I think that you are missing the whole point of HUKD. If I followed that logic i wouldnt have bought half the stuff i had! hmm you actually might be on to something there on second thoughts. Saying that i think i could find some pillars to drill.
rastbury4 h, 34 m ago

Why do I need a pillar drill? Other than because it’s cheap?



Bragging rights
rastbury4 h, 57 m ago

Why do I need a pillar drill? Other than because it’s cheap?


If you need someone to tell you why you need it, you probably don't
mnemonic5 h, 20 m ago

All these cheap pillar drills have much the same problems. Mostly they are …All these cheap pillar drills have much the same problems. Mostly they are OK for general use, but (1) the depth gauge mount will likely be plastic and it will flex, making accurate/consistent depth difficult to achieve. (2) poor horizontal stability in the chuck, will make any attempt to use for occasional milling, also unsatisfactory. Just an observation...


To be fair, you shouldn't be trying to mill with a pillar drill at all, the chucks aren't designed to take lateral force. You'd be better off with a Dremel in a drill stand.
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