- 30 Mar 2008
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This is my latest toy. I have an old Nu-Tool pillar drill, benchtop model, that has a bit too much slop for my liking. I rarely use it, but for those occasions when I do I would rather have something more solid. If antique.
So, here it is. A Tauco. Weighs a tonne, even though it is, I think, still classed as a benchtop model. It is a bit of a big benchtop model, but certainly not a floorstander. There is no play in the shaft, even when fully extended, and it all appears to be in good working order, if a little scruffy.
I did consider painting it again, and maybe making a new guard for the top (it never had one) as the belt spinning round on show is a little unnerving. Old phot's of this model all show it as I have mine; no gaurd.
So, does anyone have one of these, or has anyone used one? Can anyone give me any information (like where is the switch supposed to be; mine doesn't have one at all - I was going to use a spare NVR i have, but mount it on the bench?) on this model? I could probably let this go as I do have a large Clarke floor stander, certainly a bigger motor, and quite well made, but tbh I think this is nicer. Unless anyone knows otherwise.
I got it for £20 from a local. I love locals. I cannot find any information on it other than the few pics and sales descriptions on for sale boards.
Thanks in advance.
PS The handle is missing; does anyone know where I might get something suitable? Would iron pipe do it?