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Pipe Drilling With Magnetic Drill

Drilling on tubes and pipes is always a big task, but now with the modern magnetic drilling machines and the tube clamps, drilling on tubes and pipe is easy and fast.

The following article shows the method of drilling holes on pipes or drilling holes on tubes (pipe drilling).

Drilling pipes require 3 main tools, a tube clamp, a magnetic drilling machine and an annular cutter.

The tube clamping device is a metallic device which is clamped on the tube with an adjustable chain. After clamping the tube clamp the magnetic drilling machine is placed on the device, which gets fixed to the tube clamp by switching ON its magnet.

With the help of magnetic drilling machines’ proper RPM, the annular cutter makes a perfect hole in the tube.

Generally, a HSS annular cutter is used to make holes in tubes and pipes, as the TCT annular cutters have more chances of cutting teeth breakage due to curved surfaces of tubes and pipes.

We do not recommend to use TCT annular cutters for tube/pipe drilling.

As annular cutters are hollow there is no dead zone resistance. The cutting takes place only on the periphery of the hole to be made. Annular cutters distribute the load equally on the periphery of the hole with its multiple cutting edges, thus the required thrust and energy are also much less comparatively.

Detail Metall_002Step 1: As per the diameter of the pipe select the correct size of the pipe clamp.

 

 

 

Step 2: As per the diameter of the hole select the correct capacity magnetic base drilling machine.

Step 3: Select the correct annular cutter as per the type of pipe or tube material.

Step 4: Clamp the tube clamp device on the tube.drilling on pipes

Step 5: Put the magnetic drilling machine on the tube clamp.tube drilling

Step 6: Insert the annular cutter in the arbor.annular cutter for pipe drilling

Step 7: Switch ON the magnet of the machine and start the motor to drill.

Step 8: Start to drill with min feed, do not crash the cutter on the material while starting to drill.pipe drill

Step 9: Drill with steady feed and with a good amount of drilling lubricant.mag dril for pipes

Result!hole on pipe

In just above 9 steps you can make quick holes in pipes and tubes with more accuracy, precision, roundness and finish as compared to drilling with twist drill bits.

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Best Magnetic Drill Under $ 700.00 To Buy On Amazon.com (USA & Canada)

There are many small fabricators and hobbyist who wish to buy an economical or a cheap magnetic drill. But, what is cheap? cheap in price or cheap in quality?

With this article, we at the MagneticDrill.org have listed the best cheap in price ”reasonable cost” magnetic drilling machines which are available on Amazon.com in the USA. The price range of these magnetic drills starts from 349 USD up to 700 USD.

Best Magnetic Drill Under $ 700.00, let’s start with the cheapest model first.

1. MD40 Magnetic Drill: Distributed by Steel Dragon Tools manufactured by some unknown Chinese manufacturer.

Price: $ 349.99 & FREE Shipping.

 

magnetic drill on amazonThe description MD 40 Magnetic Drill on Amazon.com:

  • Suitable for drilling on any metal surface.
  • Rack and pinion gear system for exact drilling depth.
  • Motor: High-Speed Series, Induction, 1,100 W, 110 V, 60 Hz, 15 A
  • Max Magnetic Force: 2,700 lbs. (12,000 N). Thinner metal will result in less force.
  • Maximum Boring Diameter: 1-1/2 in. (40 mm). Maximum Boring Depth: 7-1/2 in

 

MagneticDrill.org Comments:

The MD 40 magnetic drill is the cheapest magnetic drill sold on Amazon.com. The machine is manufactured in China and is distributed in USA by and on the brand name of Dragon Steel Tools. The primary business of Dragon Steel Tools is to buy used machinery online and then re-sell them (as per the information on their website)

The MD40 magnetic drill looks good but the uncertainty is only that there is no big brand attached to it. The distributing company has no details about the service stations in USA for any after sales service support.

What do you get in 349.99 USD?

Just the magnetic drill. No extra accessories or drill chucks provided.

Pros:

  1. Price
  2. Low weight

Cons:

  1. Low RPM
  2. No extra accessories and drill chuck with the machine
  3. Less motor wattage
  4. Small gear box
  5. Aesthetics and design
  6. Not as robust as the competition
  7. Not as heavy duty as the competition
  8. No original manufacturer details available

Verdict:

Cheap in Price or Cheap in Quality. 


2. BRM 35A Magnetic Drill Press: Distributed by BLUEROCK Tools manufactured by some unknown Chinese manufacturer.

Price: $ 384.00 & FREE Shipping.

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The description MD 40 Magnetic Drill on Amazon.com:

  • Drilling Capacity: 7/16″-1 1/2″ – 2″ depth
  • Comes with Free Chuck, Adapter, Oil Bottle, Safety Chain and Case
  • 110V, 60Hz, 570 RPM
  • Uses Standard 3/4″ Weldon Shank
  • BLUEROCK Tools Brand

 

 

MagneticDrill.org Comments:

The MD 40 magnetic drill is the cheapest magnetic drill sold on Amazon.com. The machine is manufactured in China and is distributed in USA by and on the brand name of Dragon Steel Tools. The primary business of Dragon Steel Tools is to buy used machinery online and then re-sell them (as per the information on their website)

The MD40 magnetic drill looks good but the uncertainty is only that there is no big brand attached to it. The distributing company has no details about the service stations in USA for any after sales service support.

What do you get in 384.00 USD?

Extra accessories like Chuck, Adapter & Safety chain.

Pros:

  1. Price
  2. Drill chuck and adapter provided

Cons:

  1. Low RPM
  2. Less motor wattage
  3. Small gear box
  4. Aesthetics and design
  5. Not as robust as the competition
  6. Not as heavy duty as the competition
  7. No original equipment manufacturer details available

Verdict:

Cheap in Price or Cheap in Quality. 


 3. MABasic 200 Magnetic Base Drilling Machine: Distributed By CS Unitec in USA. Made in Germany by BDS Machines.

Price: $ 695.00 & FREE Shipping.

cheap in price magnetic drillThe description MABasic 200 Magnetic Drill on Amazon.com:

  • Equipped with Electronic Safety Shutoff Sensor* (only for models sold in USA & Canada)
  • Suitable for drilling on any metal surface.
  • Compact, Lightweight & Portable
  • This drill cut holes up to 1-3/8″ diameter with annular cutters.
  • Twist drilling up to 1/2″ diameter.; 3-1/3″ stroke with included chuck.
  • Internal lubrication system.
  • Strong 8.2 Amp German make motor.
  • 1 Year International Warranty and 2 Years Warranty in Germany.

 

MagneticDrill.org Comments:

The MABasic 200 portable magnetic drill from original equipment manufacturer BDS Maschinen GmbH is one the most affordable magnetic drill available. Compared to the above 2 machines the MABasic 200 mag drill costs more but, its value for money. We would say instead of wasting $ 400 for bad quality mag drill its better to spend $ 300 extra and have a better quality, longer service life, heavy duty mag drill.

The MABasic 200 is now in the market since more than 4 years and already become the most selling magnetic drill from BDS Maschinen worldwide. From the information from the manufacturer, only less than 9-10% machines sold in last 4 years have changed their armature or field coil due to operator failure, manufacturing defect, overload, or any other reasons.

The quality of the MABasic 200 magnetic base drilling machine is so good and proven that the manufacturer provided 2 years warranty on the complete machine in Germany.

If you would really like to buy a serious product which really works as it describes then MABasic 200 mag drill is the best suite for you.

What do you get in 695.00 USD?

Magnetic Drill,  lubrication bottle, 3/4″ weldon shank, 1/2″ geared chuck, safety strap, carabin hook, allen keys, pilot pin and a carrying case.

Pros:

  1. Price
  2. Low weight
  3. Equipped with Electronic Safety Shutoff Sensor* (only for models sold in USA & Canada)
  4.  Included 1/2″ geared chuck
  5. Made in Germany
  6. Robust motor with bigger gearbox

Cons:

  1. Small capacity of coolant bottle

Verdict:

Cheap in Price or Cheap in Quality.

 


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