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Offline bkharman

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Festool Drill Stand
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:38 PM »
Does anyone in the UK have this puppy?  Is it halfway decent?  I am headed back to the UK (Basingstoke, yay) next week for a few days and was thinking of picking up something small but useful.

http://www.festool.com/EN/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=768768&name=Drill-stand-for-carpentry-GD-320

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Offline Alex

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 03:00 AM »
Does anyone in the UK have this puppy?  Is it halfway decent?  I am headed back to the UK (Basingstoke, yay) next week for a few days and was thinking of picking up something small but useful.

Never used one for real, but saw and fondled them when they were still in the store under the Protool name. They're built like a rock, very sturdy. But there's nothing small about them. They are very big. A lot bigger than most of these stands you're used to from other brands. These are meant to drill holes in large construction beams.

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 03:05 AM »
Does anyone in the UK have this puppy?  Is it halfway decent?  I am headed back to the UK (Basingstoke, yay) next week for a few days and was thinking of picking up something small but useful.

http://www.festool.com/EN/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=768768&name=Drill-stand-for-carpentry-GD-320



I doubt you'll find a Festool dealer who has one of these in stock anywhere in the UK. They could get them, but it would need to be specially ordered beforehand.
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 08:48 AM »

I doubt you'll find a Festool dealer who has one of these in stock anywhere in the UK. They could get them, but it would need to be specially ordered beforehand.

I figured as much... I am not sure I have enough time this trip to get ahead of the ordering curve.  Thanks for looking out!

I didn't think that it would be so tall through, guess I should have checked the dimensions.

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Offline GreenGA

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 10:35 AM »
I wonder if something like this is available here in NA...
Never use a 2x4, when a 2x6 will do just as well.

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Offline Svar

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 11:23 AM »
Does anyone in the UK have this puppy?  Is it halfway decent?  I am headed back to the UK (Basingstoke, yay) next week for a few days and was thinking of picking up something small but useful.

http://www.festool.com/EN/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=768768&name=Drill-stand-for-carpentry-GD-320



There is a short video of it when it was still Protool:  http://www.timberwolftools.com/tools/protool/P-GDP.html

And yes, it is available in NA.

Offline GreenGA

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:55 AM »
WOW!  I just looked at the pricing on these things. [eek]
Never use a 2x4, when a 2x6 will do just as well.

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Offline bkharman

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 11:59 AM »
WOW!  I just looked at the pricing on these things. [eek]

Totally agree!  I would just spend a bit more towards a DP instead. Looks nice, but about a foot taller than I effectively need.

"Dear Festool, please make a smaller version of this to be used with the CXS and others and price it under a hundred bucks.

Cheers,

Bryan"
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Offline GreenGA

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 12:32 PM »
+1

"Dear Festool, please make a smaller version of this to be used with the CXS and others and price it under a hundred bucks.

Cheers,

Bryan"
Never use a 2x4, when a 2x6 will do just as well.

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Offline Kev

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 04:30 PM »
I'd like the 320A. The 460A is available locally ...

http://www.idealtools.com.au/festool-sanding-discs-stf-d150-16-p50-ru-50-by-festool-14

... maybe [unsure]

Offline land_kel

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 06:48 PM »
Is this one junk?

Google "General Tool 36/37"
Lots of stuff

Offline newinwood

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2013, 07:37 PM »
I have this one - General Tool 36/37 and I think it is a junk. Very clumsy.
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Offline epicxt

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2013, 10:15 PM »
Is this one junk?

Google "General Tool 36/37"
I agree with the junk assessment. I've got one and it's very sloppy. I ended up having more luck drilling angled holes by eyeball than using this.
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Offline Mark Enomoto

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 01:20 AM »
Yeah complete rubbish. I had an old one that was at least cast aluminum but the new ones are plastic. Still think there's a great opportunity for Festool to make a crill press accurate guide for their line of tools...

Offline RL

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 05:42 AM »
Is this one junk?

Google "General Tool 36/37"
I agree with the junk assessment. I've got one and it's very sloppy. I ended up having more luck drilling angled holes by eyeball than using this.

+1. Garbage or worse. Pay the shipping and you can have mine for free. The five years of dust it comes with are free as well.

Offline MahalaHomecraft

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2013, 11:41 AM »
So does anybody know of a halfway decent one that's somewhat affordable?  I have a "portable shop" with no room for a drill press so something like this would be ideal for me, but I'll never spend that much.
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2013, 12:30 PM »
So does anybody know of a halfway decent one that's somewhat affordable?  I have a "portable shop" with no room for a drill press so something like this would be ideal for me, but I'll never spend that much.

This one from Garrett Wade looked promising.  I tried to do a little more research on it, but didn't find much.  Anyone have one?  or can speak to it?

http://www.garrettwade.com/portable-drill-guide-jig/p/91G01.05/

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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2013, 12:58 PM »

This one from Garrett Wade looked promising.  I tried to do a little more research on it, but didn't find much.  Anyone have one?  or can speak to it?

http://www.garrettwade.com/portable-drill-guide-jig/p/91G01.05/


This is essentially the same as the General Tool 36/37 maybe a bit better but same mechanisim. I don't have the Garrettwade version but have the General version and it does what it's supposed to do. Yes there is a little play in the shafts and it's not fun to use.  I changed the chuck and attach a base to it to keep it steady as the stock base doesn't offer much support.
You might want to take a look at the Wolfcraft/Rockler version which has some nicer features.
If you want more accuracy you really need to spend more money on a bench top or floor press or a Wabeco or Duss stand like Guido Henn uses.
Tim

Offline epicxt

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2013, 05:16 PM »
So does anybody know of a halfway decent one that's somewhat affordable?  I have a "portable shop" with no room for a drill press so something like this would be ideal for me, but I'll never spend that much.
I'm in the same position as you. Living aboard a sailboat pretty much means all the work I do is on-site and storage unit space is shared with tools and toys (11-12 bicycles and a lot of climbing and skiing gear).
The only thing I've found that meets the Festool-quality standard that's available in NA is Mafell's drill stand. Unfortunately, the price is more than I can swallow until I absolutely need it.
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2013, 05:26 PM »
I'm in the same position as you. Living aboard a sailboat pretty much means all the work I do is on-site and storage unit space is shared with tools and toys (11-12 bicycles and a lot of climbing and skiing gear).
The only thing I've found that meets the Festool-quality standard that's available in NA is Mafell's drill stand. Unfortunately, the price is more than I can swallow until I absolutely need it.

So I think there might be some room for one of our lovely 3rd party engineer folks here.  Just this week, I bought the Precision Parallel Guides from Precision Dogs and I have to tell you, the setup is very nice, inexpensive and well made.  I am going to do some stuff with it this weekend and write it up.  Perhaps other vendors on this site could take note on this drill stand thread.  One of them may just have the know how on building one.  It is a few simple parts really.

I am by no means affiliated with any of the vendors.  I have bought quality stuff from Qwas, Precision Dogs, ParfDogs, RTS and others.  I find the time and quality put into these products is very nice and if one of them wants to take a stab, I am sure the market could accommodate.  for now, I will use my "drill blocks" to get 90 deg holes.
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Offline MahalaHomecraft

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2013, 09:16 PM »
this one actually looks pretty nice.  It holds the drill instead of chucking on, so you don't have that extra shaky chuck in between.  Seems like a good middle ground for about $75.

http://www.amazon.com/Wolfcraft-4522-Mobil-Drill-Stand/dp/B0001P19PO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386900876&sr=8-1&keywords=tecmobil
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Offline NYC Tiny Shop

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2013, 09:25 PM »
Rockler's drill guide looks identcal for $52.99. Reviews are so-so.

http://www.rockler.com/portable-drill-guide

Offline MahalaHomecraft

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2013, 09:32 PM »
no that one's different… the rocker one chucks onto the drill so you have 2 chucks between the drill and the bit.  The wolf craft one i linked to hold the drill itself
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Offline MahalaHomecraft

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2013, 09:45 PM »
just checked some amazon reviews and debunked my own theory.  This one is just a different kind of crappy.
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Offline es07Eric

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2013, 10:57 AM »
+1 on the "GARBAGE"  It's horrible in any position other than 90, and even drilling at 90 it's got a bit of slop.  

I had hopes of using it to drill out a 3/4 gridded bench top for clamping and just gave up after all of the randomness!

Cheers,
Eric

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Offline bkharman

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2013, 11:03 AM »
but your pics... they make it look like a thing of beauty!!

maybe I should change the title of the thread to "Beauty of the beast"   [wink]
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Offline es07Eric

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2013, 11:18 AM »
but your pics... they make it look like a thing of beauty!!

maybe I should change the title of the thread to "Beauty of the beast"   [wink]

Thanks bkharman!  I wish it performed as well as it photographed! 

As someone else has done, I too added a base to add stability and additional clamping surface.  I also added a drill stop to match the one that it is supplied with (not pictured); it helps maintain it's course as it hits the stop and prevents further deviation.  I found that it helped substantially for drilling perpendicular tasks.
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2013, 11:26 AM »
I had hopes of using it to drill out a 3/4 gridded bench top for clamping and just gave up after all of the randomness!

Ya that's way beyond the uses of this jig. Better to use your router for that "chore".
Those photo's do make that jig look pretty sexy though. [wink]

Tim

Offline Jalvis

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2013, 12:15 PM »
Mafell makes drill stands.  Most commonly used for timber framers.  Put your seat belts on…..its pricey. 

http://www.timberwolftools.com/tools/mafell/MAF-BST.html

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2013, 11:59 AM »
Mafell makes drill stands.  Most commonly used for timber framers.  Put your seat belts on…..its pricey. 

I really like those. I will have to take a closer look at them.
Jarvis, are you using one now?
Tim

Offline fp1337

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2013, 02:54 PM »
I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Wolfcraft-4525404-Attachment-4-Inch-8-Inch/dp/B000JCIMEA/ref=pd_cp_hi_0

Not the best, but better than most others in this technology. I have yet to find something better to drill 3/4 inch forstner holes straight in the middle of a large piece of wood (does not fit drill press). I can even enlarge an existing forstner hole which is not possible with just a drill. But I'm still interested in more accurate means.

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Offline unclefester

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2014, 02:43 PM »
+1 on the "GARBAGE"  It's horrible in any position other than 90, and even drilling at 90 it's got a bit of slop.  

I had hopes of using it to drill out a 3/4 gridded bench top for clamping and just gave up after all of the randomness!

Cheers,
Eric

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Your photos are great.  Makes me want to get the drill press and I don't even want one or would ever use it [laughing]

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Offline mhmcgrath

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2017, 09:41 AM »
Hi,
I'm new to the forum and just converting my shop to Festool.  I've been woodworking for many years using
a variety of tools added over the years.  I will be posting a shop tour and documenting my Festool "tooling up." 
But for now I wanted to offer an idea on this thread of a drill stand.
I own a Swiss Rex vise system (heavy duty version of the old Zyliss vise, which I also own).  It may work for
the Festool drills, though I can't test since I don't own one (yet!).  If its the standard metric collar size at the
drill's working end, it should work.
Watch the video for an idea of how it functions.  The drill stuff is later in the video, but you may like the vise
anyway!  I have a drill which I clamp in mine as an abrasive tool.


Cheers,
Mike
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My lines just keep running out to the right!

Offline mhmcgrath

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2017, 01:21 PM »
Here's a pic of the setup.



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Offline Holmz

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2017, 03:27 PM »
@mhmcgrath is that 43-mm diameter holed thing that is attached to the Zyliss vice something that comes with the newer Zyliss vices?
or
Was it something that was made and attached to the vice?



I just figured out the the US spelling is 'vise' and the rest of the world is 'vice'.

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2017, 05:58 PM »
@mhmcgrath is that 43-mm diameter holed thing that is attached to the Zyliss vice something that comes with the newer Zyliss vices?
or
Was it something that was made and attached to the vice?



I just figured out the the US spelling is 'vise' and the rest of the world is 'vice'.

@Holmz  when I see the word "vice" is what comes to mind!   [eek]

Offline mhmcgrath

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2017, 08:56 PM »
@mhmcgrath is that 43-mm diameter holed thing that is attached to the Zyliss vice something that comes with the newer Zyliss vices?
or
Was it something that was made and attached to the vice?



I just figured out the the US spelling is 'vise' and the rest of the world is 'vice'.
It is integral to both the SwissRex (in my photo) and to the "modern" Zyliss vises - in the latter it is a separate, but rail compatible, fitting that comes with the vise. (several makes nowadays).  You can always check Ebay where these types of vises are up for sale.  They are in varying states of repair and completeness - I have purchased two over the years there that were BARGAINS.

Offline Z48LT1

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2017, 11:41 PM »
I need one of those SwissRex systems but Google is failing me.  Anyone know where I can get one in NA?

Best,

Gary

Offline Holmz

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2017, 06:17 AM »
@mike_aa I think of a CZ70, or a Sphinx, when I think of Miami Vice.

Offline mhmcgrath

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2017, 06:27 AM »
I need one of those SwissRex systems but Google is failing me.  Anyone know where I can get one in NA?

Best,

Gary
I can recommend Advanced Machinery, right here in little old Delaware!  https://advanced-machinery.myshopify.com/. Small company, specialized European made equipment, good to work with.  This is where I purchased my SwissRex.


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Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2017, 03:13 PM »
I've been seriously considering getting a drill press but don't have a shop as yet, so if I could find a drill stand that at least sturdy enough It might be better for my mobile shop situation and work out fine for most of my uses; metal work, making precise jigs, Model making spindle sander etc.

I found this  at Dieter Schnid - Fine tools https://www.fine-tools.com/bohrstaender.html the last offering on the page  a DUSS Precision Drill Stand KB 43 solid as a rock and you can rotate the head so you can use it to drill in the middle of a piece, I had thought of making an offset bench so you could drill through to 240mm by flipping the stock around normally it comes with 120mm depth of travel which for most uses would be fine. Putting a heavy duty Festool drill in it would be great if you have a lot of centrotec bits.. Unfortunately the collar is 43mm so it wouldn't fit the beefier Festool drill  DR 20 FF https://www.toolstime.de/Festool-Bohrmaschine-DR-20-E-FF-Set-768933 just the smaller Quadrill https://www.toolstime.de/Festool-Bohrmaschinen-QUADRILL-DR-18-4-E-FFP-Set, which is no slouch and would be compatible with the PDC quick fix chucks I already own..
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Offline charley1968

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2017, 01:34 AM »
I'm on the fence for the Mafell BST 460 S. Haven't found much video footage so if anyone knows alink, feel free..
What i like about it is the ability to drill at a repeatable angle, i  can see some creative uses for that.
Just for today..

Offline neeleman

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2017, 05:28 AM »
Here's a video of the BST 320 which is similar to the 460 model.

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Offline charley1968

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2017, 01:28 PM »
Thank,@neeleman, that's about the only vid i found on google. Though, i believe it's the 46cm or 65 cm version; cuz afaik there's no 32cm version where one can rotate the pillar.
Just for today..

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2018, 09:21 PM »
I just stumbled on the following Made in Germany and very reasonably priced line of drill stands:

https://www.wabeco-remscheid.de/catalog/category/view/s/drill-stands-and-accessories/id/104/

And now commences the oft repeated search for a retailer (maybe the manufacturer?) that is willing to send one across the pond....

Oh, but before I begin the search: all of the drill stands I've found that are marketed on the Atlantic's right coast are designed for drills that have a "43mm neck size". I'm away from my tools at the moment so I can't verify what "neck size" my ~decade-old US-made 1/2" Milwaukee drill has. But, if I had to guess, I'd wager it's not 43mm. I only assume this based on our tendency in the U.S.A. to not adopt standards that the rest of the world uses. Anyways, does anyone know how the neck sizes of our drills compare to the 43mm standard? IOW, are our drills compatible with Euro-drill stands?

The only English-language video review I can find:



Edit: FWIW there are several eBay sellers that are specifying shipping to the U.S.A. for a selection of these drill stands. That makes it easy.
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Online Cheese

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2018, 11:57 AM »
I'm away from my tools at the moment so I can't verify what "neck size" my ~decade-old US-made 1/2" Milwaukee drill has. But, if I had to guess, I'd wager it's not 43mm.

I believe it's 46mm because I was also looking at using the Wabeco stand with a 1/2" Milwaukee for simple outdoor projects when you're away from the drill press.

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2018, 03:01 PM »
I'm away from my tools at the moment so I can't verify what "neck size" my ~decade-old US-made 1/2" Milwaukee drill has. But, if I had to guess, I'd wager it's not 43mm.

I believe it's 46mm because I was also looking at using the Wabeco stand with a 1/2" Milwaukee for simple outdoor projects when you're away from the drill press.

OK, thanks so much for the info!

And, although you correctly assumed that my drill has a "neck" (I've noticed that many drills nowadays - at least those that don't have an allowance for the installation of a right angle stabilizing handle - go directly from motor housing to the spinning end of the drill, so no "neck" to speak of) I should have stated that my drill features a splined neck that is designed to accept the right-angle stabilizing handle that it originally came with. This uniform "neck" gives me some hope that I can make my corded drill work with a euro-drill stand. Now to contact Wabeco to see if they can assist in devising a workaround to my drill's non-standard neck diameter/design.

I should note that I don't have a shop (only a storage room) which is the primary reason behind my moving in the direction of a drill stand. I don't want (nor do I want or have the dedicated space for) a drill press. Plus, I'm addicted in all areas of my life to tools/devices/spaces/stuff that have multiple uses/functions - like a telephone that is also still camera, video camera, audio recorder, computer, etc., or a TS 75 which is a track saw but also the business-end of my CMS table saw (w/sliding table), the latter of which is also my router table, soon-to-be sanding table and soon-to-be jigsaw table, etc. For my various uses (and owing to the self-imposed limitations demanded by my oath to voluntary simplicity), my mantra is, "Why own a dedicated tool when I can own one that can accomplish multiple functions?" Therefore, a high quality drill stand (which I can also perhaps adapt to my Fein Mulitmaster, which, as its name implies, is also adept at accomplishing numerous tasks) is right up my alley. ;)       

Offline TinyShop

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Re: Festool Drill Stand
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2018, 03:28 PM »
I just discovered that what I assumed comprised the Fein "drill stand" is actually just an adapter designed to fit "popular" drill stands thus allowing the Fein MM (or, for that matter, the Vecturo) to work in conjunction with what are otherwise "standard" Euro-drill stands. This dovetails nicely with the recent discussion that appears elsewhere on this forum about the compatibility between the Vecturo and the Fein-branded drill stand adapter (and other Fein-branded accessories):

 http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/fein-table-top-and-drill-jigs-support-with-vecturo/msg533533/#msg533533

Should be an easy matter procuring the adapter to allow the Vecturo (or, in my case, the Fein MM) to be used in conjunction with any "standard" drill stand - like those produced by Wabeco - should I encounter the need.

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