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Offline Euclid

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2018, 11:55 AM »
I’ve been waiting for this too…

Regarding the delay, my understanding is that UJK (or Axminster - not entirely sure on how they are connected) was not satisfied with the quality of one component - the shaft I think it was (presumably that’s the bit with the Centrotec compatible hex).

For me, a plain hex drive would work just as well - if you are using a Festool drill (or other with interchangeable chucks) it’s just as easy to leave the Jacobs chuck attached to the stand and remove the drill (between drillings if necessary) than to disconnect via the chuck.

The ability to attach a Centrotec chuck to the bottom might be more useful; although the bit would need to engage in a hex hole in the shaft - and that might make it too much a Festool-focused product.

Does anyone have experience of this (more economical) version?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dakota-Precision-Drill-Guide/dp/B01F758N0G
a little similar to the Japanese item mentioned previously - though made largely, I believe, from injection-moulded plastics and with a smaller, 3/8” chuck. (And it’s cheaper than Amazon when bought direct from Rutlands’ own site - thought it might be worth a go.)

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Offline TinyShop

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2018, 12:03 PM »
YES, AXMINSTER is bringing the Drill Jig back in a refined version. As soon as we have an availability date we will notify everyone via our TSO INSIDER newsletter and all who signed up for notification on our product page.
here's the link for the sign up:
https://tsoproducts.com/workholding-accessories/ujk-technology-drill-guide/

Hans

Thanks Hans - that's good news! :)

Offline JamesUK

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2018, 01:33 PM »
Hi all,

First post here. Just thought I should post that I've had the Kanzawa drill guide from Japan for a couple of years (just the regular one, not the one with the adjustable angle).  In terms of the materials used, it's well constructed and better than some of the inexpensive ones I have seen. The chuck seems to be good quality.  However, I've always been a little disappointed with the small amount of play between the guide rods and the slider.

This was my first drill guide so maybe my expectations were unrealistic to imagine that I could centre the bit above a marked point, clamp the drill stand, raise the drill then lower it and hit exactly that same point? There's a good few mm of play. It's still been useful in helping my alignment and I was able to improve things somewhat by using a strip of tape on each guide rod.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the UJK one - it seems they have added some grub screws to allow the user to take out the play - if there is any.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 01:37 PM by JamesUK »

Online Cheese

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2018, 03:54 PM »
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the UJK one - it seems they have added some grub screws to allow the user to take out the play - if there is any.

Yup, 1 on the front of the yoke and 2 on each side of the yoke for each rod. They’re 5mm.

Offline Svar

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2018, 04:03 PM »
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the UJK one - it seems they have added some grub screws to allow the user to take out the play - if there is any.
Yup, 1 on the front of the yoke and 2 on each side of the yoke for each rod. They’re 5mm.
Not a good way to take out play. Grab screws will plow groves in the rods. Better use setup similar to split collar clamp. Or use brass grab screws.

Online Cheese

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #65 on: April 16, 2018, 04:20 PM »
Not a good way to take out play. Grab screws will plow groves in the rods. Better use setup similar to split collar clamp. Or use brass grab screws.

The grub screws are actually nylon with steel lock nuts. Here’s a photo.

Offline Svar

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2018, 04:35 PM »
Not a good way to take out play. Grab screws will plow groves in the rods. Better use setup similar to split collar clamp. Or use brass grab screws.
The grub screws are actually nylon with steel lock nuts. Here’s a photo.
OK, that will work. Are those original from UJK model stand?

Online Cheese

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2018, 04:49 PM »
OK, that will work. Are those original from UJK model stand?

Yes they are Svar.

Offline skinee

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2018, 07:32 PM »
YES, AXMINSTER is bringing the Drill Jig back in a refined version. As soon as we have an availability date we will notify everyone via our TSO INSIDER newsletter and all who signed up for notification on our product page.
here's the link for the sign up:
https://tsoproducts.com/workholding-accessories/ujk-technology-drill-guide/

Hans

hopefully the refined version will include a flat base,mine was not flat and rocked like a boat(sent it back),i recommend checking before putting these on sale.would really have liked to seen a quick on/off chuck preferably centrotec,perhaps there is an opportunity to manufacture a suitable accessory @TSO_Products

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2018, 09:53 PM »
@Euclid -  REPLY # 60:  Axminster Tool & Machinery is a company based in Axminster UK (where else) with considerable coverage via a string of well regarded brick-and-mortar stores throughout England. They sell a number of internationally known tool  brands as dealers, including TSO Products. Axminster earns kudos for excellent service from their international customers.
Axminster has also developed a growing line of its own products under its UJK Technology brand including  Peter Parfitt’s Parf Guide System, Super Parf Dog, Chamfer Tool, Long Super Parf Dog and those nifty Dog Rail Clips. All stocked in depth at TSO Products here in the USA.
@TinyShop – REPLY # 61: you and a host of other FOG readers have jumped on the UJK Drill Guide availability notification link we posted on this thread REPPLY # 59. We’re letting AXMINSTER know of the interest and the comments on this post.
@skinee – REPLY # 68: your comment about a “flat Base” is noted and will also be passed along to the UJK product  development team at AXMINSTER. We expect to see a refined product. From experience we know that always takes longer than one wishes.
All: we thank you for your continuing interest in this product and your patience while waiting for it.

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #70 on: April 17, 2018, 04:35 AM »
YES, AXMINSTER is bringing the Drill Jig back in a refined version. As soon as we have an availability date we will notify everyone via our TSO INSIDER newsletter and all who signed up for notification on our product page.
here's the link for the sign up:
https://tsoproducts.com/workholding-accessories/ujk-technology-drill-guide/
Add a dust hose holder (so this gets reasonable extraction without being in the way) and I might be interested.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 04:38 AM by Gregor »

Offline Euclid

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #71 on: April 24, 2018, 06:34 AM »
Does anyone have experience of this (more economical) version?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dakota-Precision-Drill-Guide/dp/B01F758N0G
a little similar to the Japanese item mentioned previously - though made largely, I believe, from injection-moulded plastics and with a smaller, 3/8” chuck.

If I may be excused responding to my own post…

I hadn’t realised that the item I was asking about there was - by all appearances - the same as the Garret Wade item referred to and pictured further back in this thread.

I’ve now got one and… well, for the relatively little money it cost it is quite nicely made and well finished, but there is a disconcerting amount of slop between the ‘chuck carriage’ and the rails. The tolerances are not super-fine, but much of this seems to be down to the lack of rigidity in the rails themselves or their mountings.

The situation could be improved a lot by a brace at the top of the rails, This could be a horseshoe shaped brace (to clear the body of the drill), similar in concept to those used on the suspension forks of mountain bikes. I might have a look at making something like that (and make a larger-area base too as others have mentioned - a small sheet of aluminium or acrylic might do the trick).

Still awaiting the UJK device with interest though…

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #72 on: April 24, 2018, 06:13 PM »
Reviews in English for the Wabeco drill stands are difficult to find. However, I just stumbled upon this one:



Here are the links to the English translations of the related blog posts that appear in the show notes:

The decision process that lead to choosing a drill stand (in place of a dedicated drill press) and building the DIY table: https://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://holzhandwerk.andreas-kalt.de/bohrtisch-wabeco-bohrstaender/&sl=auto&tl=en

User improvements to the Wabeco stand: https://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://holzhandwerk.andreas-kalt.de/verbesserungen-am-wabeco-bohrstaender/&sl=auto&tl=en

Links to the originals in German: here & here

And, finally, a photo depiction of what I see as the major advantage of a drill stand over a stationary drill press (in a Sortainer but I trust that you get the idea):





 
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