When it comes to drilling machines one size does not fit all. Machines for drilling come in a variety of sizes and shapes ranging from hand-held power models to those that are mounted on a bench or the floor. Drilling machines also offer versatility, including their ability to countersink, counterbore, ream and tap various size holes.
Before investing in a drilling machine identify your project needs to help narrow your search. Whether you opt for water drilling machines, well drilling equipment or industrial drilling machinery, they are all easy to handle and affordable. Some general drilling machine information you should know:
1. The various drilling machine categories and their uses
2. The difference between hand-and power-feed drilling machines
3. The pros and cons of bench versus floor mounted drilling equipment
Determine the best types of drilling machines for your businessLearn about the different kinds of drilling machines and their uses. Doing so helps you make an informed decision and a sensible purchase.
Machine Shop 1 explains the various machines for drilling. Each model description is accompanied by an illustration of the drilling machine. Several special purpose drilling machines also are included. EquipmentMLS details the different types of drilling machinery and offers basic tips on buying drilling equipment.
Consider buying used or refurbished drilling equipmentIn a time of escalating costs and exorbitant price tags buying used or refurbished drilling machinery is a popular alternative for businesses.
Many drilling machinery suppliers sell new, used and refurbished machines for drilling. SurplusRecord also offers surplus industrial drilling machinery. This site features a free buyer’s/seller’s bulletin board where you can post drilling equipment you want to purchase or sell. Check with Government Liquidation for drilling machines for your job. Alibaba lists available drilling equipment by manufacturers of drilling machinery and drilling machinery suppliers.
Localize your search for drilling equipmentAs with any major piece of equipment, search for a drilling machinery supplier near you. It makes servicing your drilling machinery easier and quicker.
GlobalSpec lists drilling equipment suppliers, manufacturers and distributors for new, used and refurbished drilling machines. Contact information and website links also are available. ThomasNet offers the same service but only for used drilling equipment.
- Many companies offer financing or help you acquire the financial backing needed to purchase your drilling equipment.
- Ask what type of warranty comes with your drilling equipment, especially if you are purchasing a used or refurbished drilling machine.