Because, they both have a kinda similar-looking body structure which also consists of similar components such as base, column, head, and spindle. Right?
And, they both can drill a decent hole in a workpiece.
But you will be surprised to know that both of the drill machines are used for a completely different purpose.
Yes, my dear friend.
Radial drill machines and pillar drill machines are not the same as many people think.
In this post, I will explain the actual difference between the pillar drill machine and the radial drill machine.
Let's dive right in.
What is the difference between a pillar drilling machine and a radial drilling machine?
1# In a pillar drill machine, the distance between the drill head and the column is fixed. On the contrary, in a radial drill machine, the distance between the drill head and the column can be changed to some extent. This is due to the unique design of the radial drill in which you can slide the drill head on the radial arm.
2# Pillar drill machines are generally used to make holes up to 50 mm in medium size parts while radial drill machines are mostly used to make holes up to 100 mm in large size parts.
3# If you want to use a pillar drill machine to make a hole in the workpiece, then you need to put the part on the work table, on the other hand, with the radial drill machine, you can make a hole by placing the part near the machine.
4# In a pillar drill machine, the part has to be repositioned to make a second hole in the same workpiece, whereas in a radial drill machine, a second hole can be made without moving the part.
5# Pillar drill machine weight ranges from 120kg to 1700kg on average, on the other hand, the average weight of a radial drill machine ranges from 100kg to 4500kg.
6# A pillar drill machine is also known as a drill press, while a radial drill machine has its own pet name which is "radial drill press".
7# Pillar drill machines are cheaper than radial drill machines and they also occupy less area.
I hope by now you know the real difference between a pillar drilling machine and a radial drilling machine. If you have any questions, you can leave a comment below and I will try my best to give you a helpful answer.
And One More Thing
Before you leave this page, I have a little question for you:
Are you interested in buying a brand new cost-effective radial or a pillar drill machine at a very reasonable price?
If your answer is yes,
Well, then my friend. I have a small recommendation for you.
You see, our companyMAAN Technoplus has been in the business of manufacturing a quality drilling solution for more than 30 years.
We produce drilling machines for industrial usage.
And believe me, they really are good drilling machines in terms of quality and price. Built only to do heavy-duty work. (yup! we do not manufacture drilling machines for light-duty work).
Okay, before you get me wrong.
Let me make it clear.
I am not asking you to buy a machine from us. Instead, I suggest that you definitely should check out our product range (if you are really interested in buying a good drill machine) before making a purchase decision.