One of the most versatile tools in the modern workshop is the miniature drill/grinder. As one would expect, Proxxon are at the forefront of this class of machine with a broad offering to meet almost any need. For general workshop use the two most deservedly popular are the economical FBS240/E and the professional IB/E.
Proxxon FBS/240E Drill-Grinder The FBS/240E features a variable speed 240 volt, 100 watt motor with speed range from 5000 to 20000 rev/min, easily varied through a rotary dial mounted towards the rear of the unit. The full wave electronic speed control gives almost constant torque output even at the slower speed settings. The well-balanced polyamide case has soft grip panels making the tool comfortable to use whilst the lightweight cable minimises any influence of drag from that source. A metal collar at the front of the unit, 20 mm in diameter allows the drill to be used in the various attachments such as clamps, drill stand etc. available from Proxxon. In its standard form the drill is supplied complete with 43 tooling items including twist drills, grinding points, sanding drums, a wire brush, buffing mops and a selection of slitting discs. These items all mount in the precision three-jaw chuck (0.3 - 3.2 mm capacity) provided with the drill. The drill may also be fitted with collets in lieu of the supplied standard chuck by purchasing product reference 28940.
Where absolute precision is a must, the Professional IB/E drill/grinder is the obvious choice. This fine tool has a 240 volt drive system specification similar to that of the FBS/240E but the all-important bearing Proxxon IB/E Precision Drill-Grinderassembly is mounted in a robust die-cast aluminium nose-piece incorporating the 20 mm collar which provides the interface to the range of accessory products. To maintain critical accuracy, this drill is fitted as standard with the high precision hardened collet system with collets sized 1.0; 1.5; 2.0; 2.4; 3.0 and 3.2 mm to suit the shafts of the generally-available micro-tooling. Compare this collect specification with the un-hardened aluminium versions supplied with so many of the lesser tools on the market and you will start to appreciate the value of quality. This drill is supplied with 34 assorted cutting, buffing, drilling and grinding accessories in a plastic carrying case.