Arboga Instruction Books Arboga Milling Machines
Still in business, the Swedish Arboga company make a range of bench, pillar and radial-arm models. The design has long been unusual in that all models, even the lightest, eschew the usual 'motor-at-the-back-with-V-belt-drive' for the exclusive use of powerful, all-geared heads. While some early models used "pick-off" gears - gears that were arranged in pairs and had to be manually and inconveniently swapped over to change the spindle speed - most had changes made by lever control. One serious disadvantage of the design was the motor, this being built into the casing and so impossible to unbolt and replace. However, the design did lend itself to the development of a range of small vertical milling and "milling/drilling" machines - these using - combined with well-made, non-elevating compound tables - heads from the standard drilling machines - details of these millers can be seen here.
The drills were to be steadily developed and refined during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and, even though comparatively expensive, continued to find a market amongst those requiring a high quality, rugged and reliable machine tool.
In the listings below, the suffix "R" indicates a radial-arm drill.
Arboga Drills Models ER 830, ER 1830, E 135, E 830 & EST 830
Arboga Drills Models 2508, 2512, GSM 5012, GM 5012 & GSMK 5012
Arboga Drills Models 3512 Types GM, G2M, G3M, G4M, RLM & RM
Arboga Drills Models RLM 3508, RM 3508, ER 125, ER125S, ER825, A2508 & A3008
Arboga Drills A3008, E135, A4008M, AR4008L, A4008U(M) & A135
Arboga Drills Models E100 & ER100 Series, E824 and "Full-Range" Listing
Arboga Drills "Drill Accessories" & Bench Drills Models E108 and E830
Arboga Drills Models E100, E100S, EB100, EB100S, ER830 & the "HardClipper" sheet-metal shearing attachment
Arboga Double-ended Grinders Models 308 & 312 and Drill E830