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Boley BE2 Precision Sensitive
Drilling Machine

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Designed for use in the fine mechanical and optical industries the BE2 was a beautifully-built drill that survived in production (in a slightly altered form) from the late 1930s until the 1980s. Of all cast-iron and steel construction and, according to the makers "vibration free", the drill was capable of highly accurate work and stood around 490 mm high with a baseplate 320 mm x 260 mm. The head, carried on a rigid steel column, could be moved through a travel of 170 mm - this being checked by an adjustable stop collar and what the makers described as an "accessory collar". 100 mm in diameter, the worktable could be elevated by a hand lever through some 30 mm. Fitted with a standard B12 chuck-mount nose, the spindle ran in high-class plain bearings carried inside a 28 mm diameter quill. 
Weight was approximately 16 kilo and the motor, usually a small 3-phase type, drove through 3-step pulleys with speeds of up to 9000 r.p.m. However, with a variable-speed type fitted the makers advised that up to 12,000 r.p.m. could be achieved.
Drilling capacity in steel was 2.5 mm (0.098") and in brass 4 mm (0.147")..




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Boley BE2 Precision Sensitive
Drilling Machine

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