|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14 x 6 x 8 inches|
|Item model number||1097|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Milescraft 1097 Tool Stand Drill Press for Rotary Tools
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- Sturdy metal head fits most Dremel style rotary tools
- Spring loaded metal rack and pinion gearing for smoothe controlled drilling
- Scale with depth stop allows precised depth control and repeatability
- 36 square inch metal base with planed surface has clamping platforms or mounting holes for stability
- Lock tools in horizontal position for hands free use
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However, I need to point out that this stand is not designed to do precession work with your rotary tool. If you are looking for something small to do any drilling that requires a tight tolerance, you maybe better off looking at looking one of the many small table top drill presses available that don't cost too much more.
Assembly and disassembly (for easy storage) is fast and easy. The instructions that come with it are easy to follow too.
The base is die cast aluminum and lightweight measuring about 7" x 10" with a work area of 6" x 6". A heaver cast iron base would have been nice to make the unit more stable. However for small light work the stand is stable and it also comes with three #8 screws and rubber feet to allow you to screw the base to your work bench to improve stability.
The vertical support column is a lightweight tube that presses into the base and is held secure with a single bolt at the back of the base. The over all height of the stand is about 15", including the base. The "tool holder bracket" can easily be adjusted anywhere up or down the vertical tube which gives you about 12" of adjustment vertically. A heaver threaded vertical support column would have been nice feature to help improve stability. But the press fit of the tube into the base are a nice tight fit.
This stand is design to be used as a drill press when your rotary tool mounted in the vertical position, but as I pointed out earlier, it is not for precession drilling.Read more ›
The price is fair for the quality of goods recieved, and met my needs. However if you are looking for absolute precision, this unit will not measure up.
Why not? The nose of the Black & Decker feeds through the mounting hole in the metal head. It is supposed to be secured with a plastic nut on the other side of the head. The problem is that the head is too thick relative to the length of rotary tool's nose, so that only a single thread protrudes on the other side of the head. The supplied plastic nut was unable to securely hold the rotary tool in place using that single thread. See the photos that I have uploaded to the customer images section.
I would like to emphasize the word "securely." It is possible to attach the Black & Decker to the Milescraft 1097 for the sake of attaching the tool. However, it is not possible to attach the Black & Decker securely so you can effectively work with it without being anxious that the tool will come flying out of the press without warning. The tool vibrates when it is used. The vibrations tend to loosen the plastic nut. With only one thread, there is basically no room for error. As soon as the plastic nut loosens a little bit, the Black & Decker detaches from the head. I wish the metal head was thinner, so that two threads protruded on the other side. There would be a much bigger safety buffer, and I would likely have kept the drill press instead of returning it.
It is inadequate for that purpose. There is at least 3 mm of play in the press. What's worse, when you operate the press it swings the bit side to side one MM, which makes it extremely difficult to locate holes in the center of a solder pad. This also causes bits to break and wear prematurely.
Additionally, the hardware that came with the stand did not fit. For instance, the bolt and nut arrangement used to secure the base to the stand would have been great if the bolt actually fit in the hole. I had to drill out the hole to fit the bolt, or drill and tap it (I had a tap the correct size, so I did away with the nut).
If you're looking for a reasonably precise drill press, stay away from this piece of junk.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works with my Black and Decker rotary tool. Very good value for the price. It could be a bit more smooth and precise but works well for me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by stephen galloway
I just got this in, and attached my Black & Decker RTX Rotary Tool to it. It works perfectly. I actually assembled it with my B&W Tool to drill out a plastic pieces for something... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lloyd Hayes
Not the clearest assembly directions but the stand seems really sturdy and versatile. Great option if you already have a rotary tool and need the more precise function of a drill... Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. Velazquez
Got a dremel and was looking for different things that I could do with it. It's decent enough has a few quirks you have to fix at the beginning but good for small projects!Published 8 months ago by Ryan Grove
All in all a very easy device to assemble and use within 20 minutes. I own a Dremel 3000, and it fit perfectly. Read morePublished 9 months ago by squinja7000
It is worth exactly what you pay for it. It does the job. you can hear the quality spring in the unity when you pull down. It sounds like it is going to pop but doesn't. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peanut
Kind of flimsy and some parts are made with very cheap material. Accidentally cracked the plastic stopper already though its still functions. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kayo