Hougen Manufacturing's Fabricator's KitClick image to enlarge

Hougen Manufacturing Inc. has released a new portable magnetic drill kit: the HMD2MT Fabricator's Kit.

This kit features the HMD2MT #2 Morse Taper magnetic drill bundled with a number of accessories to give steel fabricators the ability to tackle more jobs by using less tools.

The new all-in-one Fabricator’s Kit combines the HMD2MT magnetic drill along with the 83000 tapping kit, 08821 drill chuck adapter and a ½” Hougen drill chuck. This allows the operator to drill holes with Hougen annular cutters, drill small through or blind holes with a drill chuck and the ability to tap holes. Plus, other optional #2 Morse Taper accessories can be used with the drill such as taper shank drills, reamers, countersinks and more.

The HMD2MT mag drill is powered by a two-speed motor with a forward/reverse option for use when tapping holes. A double dovetail slide allows adjustment of the motor assembly to a higher level to accommodate longer tooling or extended depth of cut giving the drill a seven inch stroke. The HMD2MT comes standard with a pilot light to help the operator to more efficiently and quickly line up the cutting tool with the holes center location in low light conditions. The addition of a two-stage magnet increases magnetic holding power by 30% when the drill motor is turned on. This saves energy and increases magnet life.

The HMD2MT has many additional features that make the drill easier to use; a coolant system, a robust housing design with an ergonomic carrying handle, a spot to hold the hex wrench, reversible feed handles and a D-ring on the back of the magnet for quickly attaching the safety chain.  The drill also includes a carrying case.

The HMD2MT weighs 40 lb, measures 22-5/16"H x 7-1/2"W x 12-3/4"L and provides drilling capacities from 9/16 in. up to 1-5/8 in. (14-41 mm) diameter and 2 in. (50 mm) depth of cut (with Hougen annular cutters).  Tapping capacity up to 5/8”, reaming up to 3/4” and twist drills up to 3/4 in. The drill has an electrical rating of 10A and 250/450 RPM motor with reverse.

For safety the HMD2MT incorporates Hougen’s exclusive features to ensure a safe work environment—including a no-adjustment safety switch, which shuts down the drill motor if lift of the magnetic base is detected...plus an LED indicator that monitors a sensor and alerts if an unsafe operational condition exists.  A two-stage power on switch prevents drill rotation unless the magnet has first been engaged, and, in the case of a power interruption, safety circuitry will keep the drill motor off after power is restored until the start button is manually depressed. The HMD2MT is made in the USA.

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