It can be time consuming and cumbersome to try to maneuver large steel or pipe into position at a stationary drill press or work center. A portable magnetic drill allows you to take the drill to the work piece, instead of trying to bring the work piece to the drill. A portable magnetic drill may be used in any position—vertical, horizontal, or overhead. Fabricators and contractors can choose from several types and sizes of magnetic drills and annular cutters, all with different features, for on-site hole-making.
The HOUGEN® HMD130 ultra low-profile magnetic drill, distributed by Linde, is designed for fast, efficient hole making in confined spaces yet powerful enough for general steel fabrication. A powerful motor, heavy-duty, high torque gearing along with the use of HOUGEN ROTALOC PLUS™ annular cutters combine to allow for a broad range of applications including general fabrication, truck frame modification, plant maintenance and on-site assembly and installation projects.
The HMD130 drill weighs just 23.8 pounds and has an electric rating of 115 volts, 50/60 hertz and 9 amps. The motor operates from any standard 115/120-volt power source and develops 450 no-load revolutions per minute.
The HMD130 magnetic drill also incorporates HOUGEN exclusive features help to ensure a safe work environment, including a no-adjustment safety switch, which shuts down the drill motor if lift of the magnetic base is detected plus an LED indicator that alerts if the switch is not engaged. In the case of a power interruption, safety circuitry will also keep the drill motor off after power is restored until the start button is manually depressed.