Bench Pillar Drill
This is a 5-speed, 250W unit from Wickes
Mounted on a piece of heavy kitchen worktop to provide a stable base.
Chuck capacity 12mm / 1/2"
Normally set to the middle speed range - adjust it by pulling forwards the motor using the handle at the rear, locking it in this position using the securing lock on the right-hand side, then moving the belt to the appropriate set of pulleys.
It is easiest to first slip the belt up or down the stack of reducing pulley sizes, then adjust the other (increasing size) end to arrive at the correct position. Then release the locking screw to allow the motor to return to its normal running position. Close the belt cover and check that the drill runs quietly and smoothly (as far as possible) before using it. Check for a twisted or damaged belt if this is not the case.
Like many similar low-cost drills, the accuracy of the chuck is not brilliant.
The depth stop is broken, and may need repair or replacement. We won't know until the belt is replaced.
Currently out of action due to a damaged drive belt.
A new belt is on order, and expected soon after the Easter break (i.e. probably not until Wednesday 11th)
--Dclarke 10:10, 5 April 2012 (EST)