Fobco Bench Drill

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Fobco Bench Drill
Nottinghack Tools Fobco bench drill.jpg
Manufacturer Fobco
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Location Metalworking Area
Team Metalworking
Induction Required No
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Status Defunct
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Classic British-made Bench drill located in the Metalworking Area


Recommended PPE:

  • Safety Glasses - Hot, sharp swarf can be produced by this tool. Protect your eyes with a pair of Safety Glasses.

Other Recommendations:

  • Do not wear loose clothing that may get caught and pull you into the spinning chuck.
  • Necklaces and Lanyards should also be removed before operating the tool for the same reason.

Chuck type and size

The drill is equipped with Jacobs Chuck.


Attached to the drill is a black plate that lists recommended speeds for different diameter drill bits. Generally speaking: Smaller drill bits require faster speeds, Larger bits require slower speed. Changing the speed of the drill is fairly easy and can be done in less than 2 minutes. There is a black information plate on the side of the drill that shows the resulting speed from each belt configuration.

How to change the Speed

Lubrication, and coolant usage

Using cutting paste whilst drilling metal is a good idea as it reduces the build up of heat, reduces chatter and can have a positive impact on tool life. You can find cutting paste on the benches at various points around the Metalworking Area.

Cleaning Up

Cleaning up swarf generated by drilling can be done using the dustpan and brush on the tool board behind the metalworking bench.

Note Note: Swarf is sharp, Handle with care