The G&J Hall Tools PB700/2 Powerbor electromagnetic drill press is more powerful and has a larger cutting capacity than the PB450 model with a 1600-watt motor, a 3" cutting capacity, and a 3300 lb. electromagnetic adhesion unit. The drill press is designed for smooth operation and optimum safety with a reversible stroke handle, a safety strap, an easy-access control panel, and a safety guard. It has dual carrying handles for portability and comes with a carrying case and various cutting accessories.
|Cutting capacity||3 inches|
|Twist drill capacity||1-1/4 inches|
|Number of speeds||2|
|Magnetic adhesion||3300 lb.|
|Total power||1675 watts|
|Motor power||1600 watts|
|Voltage||220/240 or 110 AC|
|Spindle taper||#3 Morse Taper|
|Spindle speed||140/470 rpm (load)|
|Spindle travel||8 inches|
|Overall dimensions||17-1/2 x 4-1/4 x 13 inches (H x W x D)|
*H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Drill presses are used to create holes in workpieces, and they accept a wider range of cutter types and sizes than handheld drills. They have a spindle with a chuck that accepts a range of cutters such as twist drill bits, annular cutters, and threading taps. Drill capacity is determined by the size of the cutter accepted by the drill press. Magnetic drill presses are used to drill holes in steel where it is necessary to move the drill to the workpiece, such as ship and bridge building. They are portable and have a magnetic base that secures the drill to the steel workpiece, allowing the drill to be mounted vertically or horizontally on the workpiece. Cutting capacity is determined by the size of the cutter accepted by the magnetic drill press. Magnetic adhesion signifies the amount of force it takes to lift the drill off 1" thick steel when the magnet is activated.
G&J Hall Tools manufactures cutting tools such as magnetic drills and hole cutters. The company, founded in 1864, has headquarters in Brentwood, MO, and Sheffield, England.