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Online Bob D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2017, 09:48 PM »
The option of a fence would be a nice addition.
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Offline tazprime38

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2017, 05:19 AM »
Maybe @Peter Parfitt can suggest to UKJ Axminster about incorporating a fence for the drill jig?

Online Bob D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2017, 04:39 PM »
Maybe @Peter Parfitt can suggest to UKJ Axminster about incorporating a fence for the drill jig?

Possibly. Peter has been quiet of late. I bet he is head first into another of his excellent video productions, maybe on this very drill guide.
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Online Bob D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2017, 06:41 AM »
Looking online for more information about the UJK Drill Guide I came across this.

A drill guide with a vacuum base which could fit some special needs. The price is
a little steep I think but hey if you need it you need it.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2017, 08:12 AM »

A drill guide with a vacuum base which could fit some special needs. The price is
a little steep I think but hey if you need it you need it.


Interesting...especially that they show it adhered to diamond plate and a textured ceiling.  [eek]  $278

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2017, 02:31 PM »
Oh, love the idea of having a vacuum base on a drill guide! Very cool!
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Online Bob D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2017, 04:27 PM »
Oh, love the idea of having a vacuum base on a drill guide! Very cool!

Yeah, but is it $275 worth of cool ???
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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2017, 04:43 PM »
I have a similar style guide, which I've used a bunch. It has tons of slop, and also also vibrates quite badly while in use. I would really love a press, but I just don't have the room. I suppose a guide is better than nothing, but mine is definitely not great.

This one looks nice and solid. The clamping/attachment options are also interesting. That's something I've struggled with as well, particularly when using at angles. And, a centrotec-compatible shank really adds to the convenience. Would prefer a ratcheting chuck, though.

I'd love to give it a shot - any one know if it is available in NA?

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2017, 05:28 PM »
Oh, love the idea of having a vacuum base on a drill guide! Very cool!

Yeah, but is it $275 worth of cool ???
Products with vacuum bases like that are always expensive. A 5"x5" or so vacuum plate from say Lee Valley or eBay is going to run about $60-70 on it's own. I guess with all the metal and custom milled parts yea $200-300 is to be expected. Not worth it for me, but its not like theres that many options around.
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Online Bob D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2017, 06:51 PM »
I can think of a number of times over the years I could have used
one of these on jobs where most stuff is stainless steel and a mag
drill will not work. We've come up with ways around it but this would
be a better and possibly faster solution.

Couldn't use the venturi vacuum though, would have to use a vacuum
pump for the jobs I am thinking of because they couldn't tolerate the
exhaust air stirring up particles and creating airborne contamination in
clean areas or inside control cabinets.
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Online Cheese

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2017, 09:16 AM »
...where most stuff is stainless steel and a mag drill will not work.

...because they couldn't tolerate the exhaust air stirring up particles and creating airborne contamination in
clean areas or inside control cabinets.

Wafer fab cleanroom?

Online Bob D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2017, 09:40 AM »
No. Nuclear facility. They like to keep their radioactive particles
right where they are. When they get stirred up its a problem.
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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2017, 10:50 AM »
I suspect an inquiry and test on their part would find it works both ways. Easy enough to put a vacuum pump on it.
Pressure is pressure -- just matters what side the needle moves to.

Festool makes that plastic drill vacuum fixture.  Works great.  Not a guide, but if you already center punched the reference hole, it would be what you need.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2017, 10:57 AM »
They like to keep their radioactive particles
right where they are. When they get stirred up its a problem.

 [big grin] [big grin] Ya that's an understatement...

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2017, 12:58 PM »
I suspect an inquiry and test on their part would find it works both ways. Easy enough to put a vacuum pump on it.
Pressure is pressure -- just matters what side the needle moves to.

Festool makes that plastic drill vacuum fixture.  Works great.  Not a guide, but if you already center punched the reference hole, it would be what you need.

Actually they don't make it just re badge it. Notice the price is about half what it would be if Festool designed and manufactured the thing (compoare to similar sized vac fittings)

Offline rst

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2017, 05:33 PM »
Hear ya Mr. D...that stirring up of particles is what got Russia and Japan in trouble.   [blink]

Offline AxminsterTools

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2017, 04:04 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Due to unprecedented demand the UJK Drill Guide is temporarily out of stock and has been removed from the website. We are working hard to manufacture new drill guides and as soon as the new stock is ready the guides will be relisted.

Please note on some of the drill guides there has been a small durability issue with the shaft. This has been fixed with the latest production. All customers who have bought a drill guide will be sent a replacement part even if they have not experienced an issue.

If you have any questions however please let us know.

Thanks

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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2017, 05:11 PM »
I have a similar style guide, which I've used a bunch. It has tons of slop, and also also vibrates quite badly while in use. I would really love a press, but I just don't have the room. I suppose a guide is better than nothing, but mine is definitely not great.

This one looks nice and solid. The clamping/attachment options are also interesting. That's something I've struggled with as well, particularly when using at angles. And, a centrotec-compatible shank really adds to the convenience. Would prefer a ratcheting chuck, though.

I'd love to give it a shot - any one know if it is available in NA?

If its the one from Rockler I have it and yeah it's very sloppy, I can free hand as well.

I would love to check this version out, it looks solid!

The one on Rockler is the cheap Chinese knock-off made by General International. This is the high quality drilling guide from UKJ with the brass knobs to boot.  UJK is all about near CNC percsion in anything they design.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 05:18 PM by Steven Owen »

Online Bob D.

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2017, 08:34 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Due to unprecedented demand the UJK Drill Guide is temporarily out of stock and has been removed from the website. We are working hard to manufacture new drill guides and as soon as the new stock is ready the guides will be relisted.

Please note on some of the drill guides there has been a small durability issue with the shaft. This has been fixed with the latest production. All customers who have bought a drill guide will be sent a replacement part even if they have not experienced an issue.

If you have any questions however please let us know.

Thanks

Axminster

Thank you for the update on the drill guide. It is great to have all the companies here on the FOG that do not shy away from communicating with the customers and stand behind their products. Service and support after the sale plays a significant role in my purchase decisions.

I have been looking for a decent drill guide for some time and when this one was first announced and I saw it in action I was sold. When they become available again I will be looking to purchase either direct from Axminster or through LV if they choose to carry it.
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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2017, 11:37 PM »
TSO now has limited stock of the UJK Drill Guide - a beautiful piece of equipment - and  we will ship them in the order in which we received customer requests.

As you know Axminster /UJK has stopped further shipments until improved parts are available.
We expect to know more by January and will, of course, report promptly.

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Offline tazprime38

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Re: Drill Perfect Holes With The New UJK Technology Drill Guide
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2017, 07:50 PM »
I ordered and received one a couple of weeks back.  It's probably the best drill guide that I have found.  Really rigid and nicely made.

I had an older, but similarly capable one years ago  but it required removal of the chuck on the drill.  This one works with the Centrotec adapter and is really handy when you want accuracy but can't bring the piece to the drill press.

With shipping and the exchange rate, I think the cost was about $155.

You could easily add a fence / measuring setup with a wooden base screwed to the bottom, since it comes with predrilled holes for adapting to a base.

That is good to know neilc. Can't  wait to get one.