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Portable Magnetic Drill Adds Multiple Features

With its powerful performance, lightweight size, small footprint, and hole capacity, the HMD904 is the most popular model in Hougen Manufacturing’s line of magnetic drills. Upgrade improve safety and lower maintenance requirements.

Hougen Manufacturing’s HMD904 magnetic drill comes with a redesigned heavy-duty carrying case. Versions include models with a swivel base magnet, a coolant bottle, and fabricators kits.

The upgraded HMD904 portable magnetic drill from Hougen Manufacturing Inc. (Swartz Creek, MI) includes major improvements and features.

A proprietary Hougen motor housed in an aluminum casing improves durability. The cord is incorporated into the housing to increase safety and reduce maintenance to a minimum.

Overall height has been lowered by 1-1/2 inches, enabling the drill to fit into tighter areas.

A pilot light built into the magnet allows the operator to quickly line up the pilot with the hole’s center location in low light.

A two-stage magnet increases holding power by 30% when the motor is on, saving energy and increasing magnet life.

The arbor system uses a 5/8-inch slot drive for more rigidity, hole accuracy, positive slug ejection, and quicker use of accessories such as drill chucks and tapping attachments.

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 make the drill easier to use.

Other safety features include a no-adjustment switch that stops the motor if lift of the magnetic base is detected; an LED indicator that monitors this sensor alerts the operator if the switch isn’t properly engaged. A two-stage power-on switch prevents drill rotation unless the magnet has been engaged and, in the case of a power interruption, safety circuitry keeps the motor off after power is restored until the start button is manually depressed.

The drill weighs 30 pounds (13.6 kg); is 18 inches high, 7-3/4 inches wide, and 11-5/8 inches long (457mm x 197mm x 295mm); and provides drilling diameters from 7/16-inch to 1-1/2 inches (12 – 38mm) and 2-inch (50mm) depth of cut. The drill has an electrical rating of 9A and a 450 RPM motor.


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