Note: This Bosch UK or EU product is not available in the USA.
I was reading Tool Rank’s post about a neat Bosh push-pull table saw that’s only available in the UK/EU, and remembered about another Bosch DIY tool I wish was available in the USA – their PBD 40 bench drill. The PBD 40 is a compact drill press that incorporates some very nice features for DIYers, hobbyists, and pros.
- Electronic variable speed adjustment
- 2-speed gearbox
- Keyless chuck
- Extremely small footprint
- Digital drilling depth display
- Built-in quick release clamp
- Large base plate/table with T-slots for vise and parallel guide
The green-colored plastic indicates that this product is more aimed at DIYers than professional and industrial users, but it looks fairly robust and nicely featured to me.
I have a 10″ Craftsman benchtop drill press, and while it gets the job done it’s large, bulky, and heavy. Bosch managed to put together what seems to be a much more capable and user-friendly machine that looks perfect for light and medium-duty drilling tasks in wood, plastic, and metal. Too bad it’s currently not available in the USA.
The PBD 40 drill press is priced at £270-300, or about $435-480.
Look for this drill press via your favorite Bosch UK dealers.