Pillar drill

Mrs Brown

Livestock Farmer
Orkney Islands
Planning on buying a floor standing pillar drill whats your views, want a robust drill with the least robust price tag . Have had a Sealy in the past, did the job but wasnt the most accurate.


Mixed Farmer
Can't go far wrong with Fobco. Bit pricey, but you'll never buy again. Very well made.
Again depends on requirements? If only needed for the DIY'er or hobbyist, then this would be overkill

Bob c

Livestock Farmer


As has been previously suggested, the better value is in the older "branded" kit. Gear driven and not belt is a must if you're wanting to go above 1/2" dia. Morse taper essential and power feed is most definitely desirable to say the least.

Look on ebay and facebook market place, it's surprising what turns up there.

On the subject of using Mag drills as bench drills, you can get an adapter that will allow you to run the cutters in the pillar drill- something of a game changer when getting to the larger holes.

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...