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Wickes Bench Pillar Drill 350w

Product Code: 186886

  • Weight: 18 kg
  • Power Output Watts: 350 W
  • Wattage: 350 W
  • Chuck Capacity: 13 mm
  • Maximum Diameter (Wood): 13 mm
  • Voltage: 240 V
  • No Load Speed: 0 - 2800 rpm
  • Type: Bench Pillar Drill
  • Colour: Black/Blue
  • Years Guaranteed: 3 yrs
  • Power Type: Electric Corded
  • Brand Name: Wickes

The Wickes Bench Pillar Drill is ideal for most workshop requirements.

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The Wickes Bench Pillar Drill is ideal for most workshop requirements.

  • No-volt safety release switch
  • Adjustable table with tilt facility
  • Fan-cooled induction motor
  • Cast iron construction
  • Supplied with adjustable chuck guard, chuck key and depth gauge
  • 13mm chuck
  • Drilling capacity: wood 13mm
  • No load speed 600 / 2800rpm
  • Weight 18.0kg
  • Table size 160 x 160mm, throat depth 100mm, swing 208mm, spindle travel 50mm
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  • Low quality
    31 May 2014
    By sonexbuilder
    From West Sussex
    Expertise: Expert DIYer

    Value For Money

    Cons:  build quality is an issue

    "So far, I have used this drill for about three years and on a project. It is sufficient for only thin materials, due to high levels of vibration, and lack of precision of manufacture. - The chuck does not run true on its axis. Putting a new bit in the chuck and rotating it shows this misalignment. This drill ovals holes as a result. - The safety guard broke off after a few months, due to high levels of vibration causing the extremely thin and hard ABS(?) hinges to crack. The guard was heavily spring loaded, and I'm would have eventually broken anyway, just from the severity of snapping into place. Since the guard limits the usage with larger materials, I am not too sorry to loose it. Use safety glasses instead. - The wingnuts on the safety guard vibrated out, due to excessive vibration. Replacing with nylocs helped, since the retaining screws can't really be tight if you want the guard to slide properly. - The depth gauge broke off, again due to excessive vibration. The depth gauge was not really usable anyway, since it is not sufficiently rigid to register the same depth twice. Instead, put tape around the drill bit as a depth marker. - There is excessive vibration, and slight end play in the chuck, probably due to lack of bearings. - The table markings for rotation are just stickers, and are not sufficiently accurate for precision alignment. - The table is not quite perpendicular to the post, on the axis on which no adjustment is possible. This will lead to slightly diagonal holes, and makes it unsuitable for thicker materials if precision is an issue. - There are sharp edges on the springs and plastic of the guard, that lead to regular grazes. Wear work gloves when using. - The table is a metal casting with re-enforcing flanges on the lower side. The flanges make it difficult to clamp anything to the table, since there is no flat surface on the lower side of the table. There are slots in the table casting that are suitable for bolts, but the didn't seem to align with any of the drill press vices I have, and are too close together for larger materials. - Speed is adjustable by moving the belt between different pulleys. Low chuck speeds are possible, making it useful for operating a circle cutter, and reasonably high speeds are selectable, which are much better for aluminium alloys. - The handles for adjusting depth vibrate loose. Sort with some thread locking paste, or just spot weld them."

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  • Very Nice
    25 Nov 2011
    By painterman
    From Solihull
    Expertise: Trade

    Value For Money

    "I have just got this drill i got it to sharpen my Chisels and plane blades. i put a grinder in the chuck and tilt the base plate. gives me a first class finish to my planes and chisels. and of course you can drill holes with it."

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  • Happy user
    12 Jul 2011
    By Cliffleach01
    From Wiltshire
    Expertise: Expert DIYer

    Value For Money

    Pros:  cheap and easy to assemble
    Cons:  could do with a longer back post

    "The other reviewers must be unluckly my one works fine +/- 0.010" every time on aluminium and mild steel, I even use it for light milling. It could do with a longer back post but for £65 its good value."

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  • Poor quality pillar drill
    23 Mar 2011
    By JMWluthier
    From Biggleswade
    Expertise: Expert DIYer

    Value For Money

    Cons:  very poor quality.

    "This drill is very disappointing. The chuck runs out of true by nearly half a millimetre. Therefore it is very difficult to accurately start a hole in the true location. Because of the chuck inaccuracy all hole diameters are cut oversize.The runout makes the use of small diameter drill bits very tricky with a high risk of breakage. The depth stop is a very flimsy plastic and so the stop is not consistent. It is virtually impossible to drill 2 blind holes to the same depth. The vibration levels are very high. It shakes everything in my workshop and must be securely mounted to the bench otherwise it will go for a stroll around the place."

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Where and when can Wickes deliver items?

Our 'standard' products are available for next-day delivery (depending on your location and when you place your order).

Wickes delivers 'standard' (non-Big & Bulky) products to mainland UK (Great Britain) addresses, and to The Isle of Wight. We are unable to deliver to other remote and offshore locations.

Please refer to our Postcode Matrix to check whether we can deliver to your area, and if next-day delivery is available.

All products are delivered to the kerbside of the delivery address.

Where our next-day delivery service is available, it applies to 'standard' products that are ordered Monday – Thursday before 6pm.

For orders placed on a Friday before 6pm, we will try to deliver 'standard' products the following Monday.

For orders placed between 6pm on a Friday and 6pm on a Sunday, we will try to deliver 'standard' products the following Tuesday.

Next Day AM delivery is available for only £5 extra

Saturday delivery is available for only £5 extra.

How much will it cost?

Up to £50
Next Day Delivery: £5.95
Next Day AM Delivery: £10.95
Saturday Delivery: £10.95

£50 and over
Next Day Delivery: FREE
Next Day AM Delivery: £5
Saturday Delivery: £5

This delivery information applies to 'standard' products ordered online or by telephone. Go to our Delivery Information page for full delivery details of all our products and delivery methods.

Click & Collect

Click & Collect service you can order online, then collect it from your local store. Click & Collect allows you to spend more time on the job and less time driving around town searching for products. Click and collect orders can be made at any time on the Wickes website or via our Call Centre between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Saturdays and between 10am and 4pm on Sundays by calling 0330 123 4123. Your call will be charged at the same rate as calling a landline, call rates from mobile providers will vary. Subject to stock availability, we will aim to ensure that click and collect orders are available for collection from the nominated store within 3 store trading hours of our first email confirming your order number. Please check your selected Stores trading hours as these may vary.

How much will it cost?

Click and Collect - FREE
Order online or telephone and collect your items in just 3 hours

Returns & Refunds 

Set out below is a summary of our Returns & Refunds policies, for full details see our Cancellations, Returns and Refunds policy

Products Which Are Not Required

You can return any unused product to us in its original condition for a refund within 30 days of delivery to you. Please note that we may be unable to accept the return of made-to-measure products unless they are faulty or have been damaged in transit.

Cancellation Rights

You can cancel any online order and receive a full refund (including standard delivery charges) at any time before the product is dispatched or within 14 days starting on the day after delivery.

Please note that if you cancel an order after the product has been delivered, you will be responsible for returning the Product to us at your cost within 14 days of the cancellation of your order. You can arrange for the product to be collected, by us or our nominated carrier, or return the product to your local Wickes store for free, with proof of purchase.

Faulty or Damaged Products

In the unlikely event that a delivered product is faulty or damaged, we will exchange it or provide you with a refund, as long as we are notified of the product's fault within 30 days of it being delivered to you.