Hougen Manufacturing Inc.’s HMD905 portable magnetic drill provides superior power to weight ratio by giving steel fabricators more strength and torque while maintaining a small and lightweight footprint.
An LED mag drill pilot light efficiently and quickly lines up the pilot with the hole’s centre location in low or no light conditions.
A proprietary two-speed Hougen motor maximizes tool life and increases torque when using larger diameter cutters and a two-stage magnet increases holding power by 30% when the drill motor is turned on.
An arbour system uses a 5/8 in. slot drive for more rigidity, hole accuracy and quicker use of accessories, such as drill chucks and tapping attachments.
The drill has an electrical rating of 10 A, a 250/450 rpm motor, weighs just 35 lb., and measures 22-13/16 x 7-11/16 x 11-3/4 in. with capacities from 7/16 to 1-5/8 in. in diameter and 2 in. depth of cut.
A no-adjustment safety switch shuts the motor down if the magnetic base lifts, while an LED indicator monitors the sensor and alerts if an unsafe operational condition exists.
A two-stage power-on switch prevents drill rotation unless the magnet has first been engaged and, in the case of a power interruption, safety circuitry keeps the motor off after power is restored until the start button is manually depressed.
Hougen is a manufacturer of magnetic and hydraulic drills based in Schwartz Creek, Mich.