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Microdrilling Attachment                                                           
Model No. MDA-01                                                                    Sorry, this product unavailable

  • Ultra-Sensitive Drill Press                                       

  • R-8 Spindle Attachment

  • 5:1 Speed Multiplier

  • Drilling Capacity .004" to .125" diameter

  • 350-20,000 rpm Speed Range

  • 1/8" Precision Albrecht Chuck

Easy - Take the hassle out of small hole drilling with Millmate's Microdrilling Attachment.  Millmate's unique in-line spindle design makes set-up a snap by easily attaching to any standard R-8 spindle.  No special draw bar required.  Just use a deep well 3/4" socket.  Millmate turns your conventional mill into a superior small hole drill press.

Accurate - No more guessing location as with off-set attachments.  In-line spindle feature maintains accuracy.  Confidence in position is assured as pre-established coordinates are maintained.                                   

Sensitive - Quill counter-balanced for most sensitive feel.  Extreme sensitivity achieved by eliminating common sources of friction and drag, and reducing moving mass to a bare minimum.  Ultra-smooth feel means better control, resulting in less drill breakage and increased productivity.

Quality - Designed and manufactured to our high standards.  Every Millmate comes with an 1/8" precision Albrecht chuck.  A 5:1 speed multiplier gives operators proper speed range.  No maintenance required.

Useful - Whether you have one hole to drill or thousands, this tool was designed to be operator friendly and practical.  Change to a Millmate for small hole drilling applications as you would a tap head for tapping operations.

Affordable - Improve productivity and increase profits.  Priced at $1,595.00.  Includes a durable polyethylene storage case. 

                            Microdrilling Attachment Specifications
Overall Height.......................................................................w/quill extended 12"
Weight..........................................................................................................9 lbs.
Drilling Capacity.................................................................................004" to .125"
Speed Range.................................................................................350-20,000 rpm
Spindle Run Out................ ..................................<.0002 at chuck mounting taper
Quill  Travel..................................................................................................1 1/4"
R-8 Spindle...........................................................................................3 3/8" quill

Available work piece space..............................................................approx. 7" - 8"  (depending on milling machine travels)

Feed Handle...........................................adjustable for most comfortable position

                                                Features

  • In-line spindle system
  • Easy mounting to standard R-8 Spindle
  • Extreme Sensitivity
  • 5:1 Speed Multiplier
  • 1/8" Precision Albrecht Chuck
  • Balanced for Smooth Operation
  • Durable Polyethylene Storage Case
  • Are you a shop owner looking for work and have been offered to quote on a job with small holes?
     
  • A machinist breaking drills that wants to be more productive?
     
  • An engineer working on prototypes that require small holes but the R&D shop can't produce them?
     
  • A production shop that wants to improve efficiency?

The MDA-01 is the solution to your problems!

Don't just peck, peck, peck, and hope for the best....use an MDA and get results!

 

Benefits

In-line Spindle System Spindle in-line with machine spindle.  Simplifies set-up and maintains accuracy.  Operator has complete confidence in position as pre-established coordinates are maintained.  
Versatile Converts a full size mill into a superior small hole drill press.  Microdrilling Attachment is a natural extension of milling machine.......small drill press coming out of a big one.  More versatile than bench styles.  More accurate than off-set attachments.
Useful, Easy to Use Simple as a tool change.  Easy mounting to standard R-8 spindle.  Improve productivity on a variety of small hole drilling applications.  Use a Microdrilling Attachment for drilling as you would a tap head for tapping operations.
Ultra-Sensitive Extreme quill sensitivity achieved by eliminating common sources of friction and drag, and reducing moving mass to a bare minimum.  Operators have better control resulting in less drill breakage.
Speed Multiplier 5:1 Speed Multiplier gives operator proper speed range.
Size Length as short as possible.  Some set-ups make space a premium.

No Maintenance

No adjustments.  Never needs oil.  

Price and Quality

Exceptional value.  Made in the U.S.A. for superior quality at an affordable price....$1,595.00.

Instructions and Tips

  1. Remove Microdrilling Attachment from box.
  2. Attach to machine spindle.
  3. Tighten draw bar. No special draw bar required.  Use a deep well 3/4" socket.
  4. Lock down clamp collar.
  5. Set depth with knee.
  6. Prepare to drill.
  7. Always wear safety glasses.

Small hole drilling presents significant challenges.  We recommend these tips for success.

  • Prepare yourself mentally for the task.
  • Use good lighting.
  • Get into a comfortable position.  Good posture is important.
  • For control, rest your elbow onto the machine table.  For comfort, place something under your elbow for cushioning (we like to use a stack of shop rags).
  • Use adequate cutting fluid.
  • Don't use excessive spindle speeds.
  • Focus and don't force the drill into the part.  Concentrate and become an extension of the machine.
  • Watch for chips flowing off bit and change drills that don't feel right.
  • For best results, be methodical and pay attention to what works for you. Repeat the process.

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    Microdrilling Attachment MDA-01 1,595.00


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