Einhell TB 13/5 ED
|Synonyms:||bench drill, pillar drill, column drill;|
|Material:||depending on the drill bit:|
wood, plastic, metal
|Access:||after a personal introduction|
|Manual:||very similar to "Güde GTB 13/5"|
|Similar (More or Less):||drill stand, other drills|
To use the machine, you'll need to mount a drill bit that suits your workpiece and securely fasten it with the chuck key.
We got this machine when it was pretty old already so Patrick took it apart, cleaned and painted it. Something in the pulleys still isn't centered which causes slight vibration in the machine. It isn't much of an issue as the shaft is quite rigid and runs true.
The drill bits can sometimes be a little off center as the chuck is not that great - just quickly check before drilling. It often helps to twist the bit back and forth with one hand while closing the chuck with the other.
- read the manual!
- get a personal introduction by one of the tutors!
- wear personal protection, but never operate the drill press with gloves on!
- don't drill materials with harmful dust!
- make sure there is nobody nearby who might be surprised by a piece of shrapnel flying their way!
- use a machine vise for small workpieces!
- never use a machine vise on top of a wooden board or two wooden boards at the same time (tower rule)!
- we should get one or two of these drill press locking clamps if they are available around here
- additional tables to mount on the simple "standard" one are probably worth the effort
- inspiration: Stephan Pöhnlein on YouTube
- V-block for drilling into round or angled things
Until there is money left over for a newer/fancier drill press, we can collect desirable features here:
- more stable depth stop (see photo)
- electronic speed control instead of manual change of belts
- larger "throat size" (distance from the drill bit to the stand)
- safety: clear chuck guard (probably rather common nowadays)
- anything else?