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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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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I had initially constructed a wooden cutting fence table, secured to the Bosch by bolts through the baseplate grooves designed for its own fence.

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The PBD 40 bench drill is especially accurate and very easy to use thanks to its technical features, with a 710 watt universal motor replacing the classical belt drive found in conventional bench drills. The reason I gave it a lower value for money is that it is quite noisy and I would have thought for the money this could be better. My only "complaint" would be that the wheel is not as efficient as a 4 handled star, in that if you are drilling deep you have to reposition to continue. All you need to do is attached the base plate to the drill, tighten up the allen screw, and you're good to go. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.I’ve later modded mine slightly; added a (Lee Valley) drill press table with fence, and mounted arms on the wheel - as Bob D says, I didn’t understand either, it’s not comfortable. 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. I decided that the time saved in not having to change belts to adjust the speed was worth it alone as I am constantly switching between metal work and wood work and changing speed fast is essential for my job as a professional prop builder for the TV industry.

Every small bench top drill press I have seen requires the DP to clamped or bolted down, I have to wonder if these reviewers have ever reviewed / used a similar sized standard DP? It's very good under load, with the drill constantly adjusting the speed as the torque increases and decreases to keep it at your dialled in speed. One thing I would point out is I have to tighten the pillar lock as hard as I can to prevent any wobble.I'm not entirely sure why Bosch didn't supply it with a keyed Chuck in the first place but there you go. Scheppach and Parkside has launched “competing” products) - I’d get the Bosch still, but wished they had parted with the wheel. The plastic levers are quite strong enough in my experience, only gentle pressure is required to fix firmly in position. Read drilling speeds and depths on its digital display or turn the knob underneath for stepless speed adjustments. What makes it great its accuracy to put on a laser line and know exactly where you're going to drill and the feature that I love the best is to drill a hole the same depth every time this reduces making mistakes.

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