The new Drawer Box Drilling Machine from The Pinske Edge is designed to speed up the drilling process and provide better accuracy for installing undermount hardware, according to the company.
The machine is ideal for a small professional shop or mid-sized custom/production shop, says Pinske’s Rodney Schmidt. “Cabinet drawer manufacturers will gain both precision and speed when using this drilling machine. In fact, it’ll take only about six seconds to drill four 3/32" holes.”
The machine’s highlighted feature is the drill bushing guides that prevent the drill bits from wandering. Another feature is its easy-to-use foot pedal operation.
“To use the machine, you put the drawer box on top of the machine. There are locating pins that run down the center of the machine, which index off the inside of the drawer box. You push the drawer box over to the one side, tight against the fence, step on a pneumatic foot control and the drill extends forward,” Schmidt explains.
The machine drills holes at a fixed 15-degree angle so the hardware can be properly aligned. The machine was specifically designed for Blum hardware, and Schmidt says he is currently investigating how products from other hardware manufacturers can work with the machine.
“With alterations to the machine, it can work with others, but we don’t know what their specifications are and have to look at them on a one-to-one basis.”
The machine has a 32" x 48" footprint and requires a compressed air hook-up. It sells for $4,995.
Contact: The Pinske Edge, 119 Main St., P.O. Box 68, Plato, MN 55370. Tel: 800-874-6753. www.pinske-edge.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2008 issue.