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Drill Press

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Bigger Tables are Better A large table that moves up and down smoothly on a robust rack and pinion system and locks easily and securely in place is great to have. If you don’t have a large table, a plywood one, with all the bells and whistles, can be made in your shop. Use the Right Bit Sharp bits not only cut smoother holes, but also cut through stock quickly. For general drilling, twist, brad- point, and spade bits work well. For holes with super-crisp rims that are accurately sized, use Forstner bits. Drill in Stages Keep holes from plugging with wood chips by retracting the bit every 1/2″ or
so of drilling depth. Bits won’t heat up as much, and will maintain a cutting edge longer. You’ll find this especially helpful if your drill press has a 1/2 HP or smaller motor. Always use the correct size extension leads ,it can be hired from us.  
Always return all tools clean please. Always wear eye, head and ear protection equipment, when using this tool. Always wear heavy clothing, boots and gloves. Do not wear loose clothing, short pants, sandals etc. And ensure that long hair is tied up above shoulder lengthcareless or improper use of this equipment may result in serious or fatal injury. Do not operate this equipment when tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication. Never allow an inexperienced person operate this equipment. Never operate the equipment in damp, or water logged area. Keep all carrying handles and levers free from oil make sure the drill magnetic base is clear of chips and debris and is securely attached to a clean surface. Uneven surfaces or large debris buildup prevents the magnet from obtaining optimal holding power, which can cause the drill to shift or lift during operation if it does shift or lift during the cut, it is very possible the cutter will break. Hougen mag drills have a built-in safety circuit that stops the motor when the drill lifts from the material. Always use a safety chain especially in horizontal & overhead positions. Your mag drill should always be used with a safety strap or chain especially in horizontal or upside down positions. Not only for safety of the operator but protecting your investment. Do not operate this equipment when tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol
- If we deliver you must phone for collection please - we do not automatically collect.
- Machines are not insured, if not returned you will need to pay for the full replacement.
- Make sure you know how to use the tools. Ask if you need help, our friendly staff will assist. Also, make sure of safety requirements.
- Hires are charged for time out – not time used. Minimum 1 day (1 day = 24 hrs)
- Scaffold is charged weekly, all other tools daily.
- Tools must be returned Clean please. e.g., if you paint onto a ladder, we charge for cleaning.
- Negligent damages get charged separately.
- Consumables not used, may be returned for refund.
- Only use heavy-duty extension leads, not thin household leads.
- If you pay by cash we can refund in cash, if you pay by card we refund onto the card. (we can't refund onto debit cards) - Card refunds can take up to 10 days.
- Weekend hire starts after 2 pm Friday until 9 am Monday = 1day charge. ( Sundays are free) If you are late on Monday it is for 2 days.
- If you keep machines for a long time we can give you a better rate, discuss with your hire controller in store.

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Festive season trading hours

Southfield and Paarden Eiland Branches

Closed and will reopen on 4 January 2024

Brackenfell Branch

Open with full service incl. deliveries on:

27, 28, 29, 30 Dec and 2 and 3 Jan from 8am – 12pm

Thanks to all our regular clients for your support in 2023! Have a wonderful festive season and best wishes for 2024.