Drilling & Dowelling

39 Machines

Drilling & dowelling for industrial woodworking

Name
Location
Current bid
Number of bids
Closing time
BIESSE COMPACT R6 Dowel Drilling Machine
Randboll
300€
25/02/2019 11:11
1 Bid
25
VITAP POINT 3 CNC Automatic Drilling Machine
Armilla
13,000€
20/02/2019 11:13
2 Bids
20
KOCH SPRINT 200 Drilling & Dowelling
region Varese
9,000€
28/02/2019 14:10
0 Bids
28
PRIESS-HORSTMANN BAT-DTW-CNC "C" CNC Drilling and Inserting Machine
Lennestadt
6,500€
25/02/2019 10:19
0 Bids
25
HIRZT MERIS CNC Automatic Drilling Machine
Loeches - Madrid
4,600€
08/03/2019 11:01
1 Bid
08
ERRE ENNE BD1/P Mortising Machine
region Perugia
1,100€
04/03/2019 12:39
0 Bids
04
STEGHERR FD-E/D Dowel Drilling Machine
Werlte
1,000€
25/02/2019 10:09
0 Bids
25
MAGGI Dowel Drilling Machine
Barcelona
1,100€
19/02/2019 11:16
4 Bids
19
GRIGGIO GF / 21 Multiple drill
Oradea
850€
11/03/2019 10:12
0 Bids
11
VITAP FORMA 63 Multi Drilling Machine
Loeches - Madrid
750€
08/03/2019 11:04
0 Bids
08
AYEN OSB 39 Doweling machine
Langenfeld
750€
25/02/2019 11:24
0 Bids
25
AYEN DB 1000 K23 Series hole drilling machine
Freiburg
700€
08/03/2019 10:11
0 Bids
08
SCM P29 Multiple Drilling Machine
region Perugia
700€
04/03/2019 10:41
0 Bids
04
SCHLEICHER DBH 600 Dowel Drilling Machine
Kutenholz
690€
08/03/2019 10:33
1 Bid
08
MORBIDELLI Drilling Machine
region Perugia
600€
04/03/2019 12:40
0 Bids
04
MORBIDELLI Multiple Drilling Machine
region Perugia
580€
04/03/2019 10:11
1 Bid
04
VITAP ALFA 21 CLASSIC Multi Drilling Machine
Armilla
1,200€
20/02/2019 11:14
16 Bids
20
ERLO SM 25 Bench Drill
Loeches - Madrid
420€
08/03/2019 13:00
0 Bids
08
KOCH SBD-A Dowel Drilling Centrum
Weilheim Teck
400€
19/02/2019 14:16
0 Bids
19
STRIFFLER 2795 Multiple Spindle Drilling Machine
Linden
350€
25/02/2019 10:16
0 Bids
25
BINI CM 80 Bit Mortising Machine
region Perugia
320€
04/03/2019 10:04
2 Bids
04
PBR NA 1 Hinge Drilling Machine
Loeches - Madrid
260€
08/03/2019 11:59
1 Bid
08
KOKE Manual Column Drill
KOKE Manual Column Drill
Barcelona
160€
19/02/2019 11:25
2 Bids
19
KOKE Manual Column Drill
KOKE Manual Column Drill
Barcelona
150€
19/02/2019 11:24
0 Bids
19
KOKE Manual Column Drill
Barcelona
150€
19/02/2019 11:23
0 Bids
19
olive boring machine
olive boring machine
Brzesko
150€
Not started
0 Bids
UNIHOLZ STAR Hinge Drilling and Inserting Machine
Loeches - Madrid
160€
08/03/2019 11:21
2 Bids
08
HETTICH BLUE MAX MINI HM Fittings Drilling Machine/Router
Nörvenich
100€
25/03/2019 14:08
1 Bid
25
OPTIMUM OPTI B 20 T Bench Drill
Dinslaken
120€
21/02/2019 10:00
4 Bids
21
Lot of 4 Diamond Core Bits
Lot of 4 Diamond Core Bits
Loeches - Madrid
60€
08/03/2019 13:18
0 Bids
08
OMG EPM/70 Shutter Mortiser
region Perugia
420€
04/03/2019 11:31
2 Bids
04
BIESSE TECHNOINFOR Drilling and Fitting Machine
region Perugia
800€
04/03/2019 11:58
0 Bids
04
Slot Mortising Machine
Slot Mortising Machine
Brzesko
150€
Not started
0 Bids
Lot of Drilling Tools
Lot of Drilling Tools
region Perugia
110€
04/03/2019 12:15
1 Bid
04
Lot of Drilling Tools
Lot of Drilling Tools
region Perugia
90€
04/03/2019 12:14
1 Bid
04
ALBERTI SYNCRO/LEM A/TF-OR-I/LEM F Through-Feed Drilling Machine
Pieve di Soligo
28,000€
closed
0 Bids
VITAP SIGMA 2 TA AUTOMATIC Throughfeed Drilling Machine
Villacañas
600€
closed
1 Bid
MORBIDELLI SYSTEM 32 Throughfeed Drilling Machine
San Pedro de B…
550€
closed
1 Bid
ZUBIOLA MB 1 Hinge Drilling and Inserting Machine
San Pedro de B…
440€
closed
1 Bid

Drilling machines & dowelling machines for industrial woodworking

Table of contents

  1. Drilling & dowelling
  2. Woodworking drilling & dowelling machines
    1. Knot hole drilling machines
    2. Hinge boring machines
    3. Dowel insertion and dowel hole drilling machines
    4. Throughfeed drilling machines
    5. Slot mortisers
    6. Hole series drilling machines
    7. Cup hinge drilling machines
  3. What do I need to be aware of when buying drilling and dowelling machines?

Drilling & dowelling

Drilling machines and dowelling machines are an indispensable part of the woodworking field. They are used to create bore holes using which separate parts of a piece of furniture can be joined together.

Woodworking drilling & dowelling machines

Drilling and the insertion of dowels and studs is a task best performed at the start of the woodworking process. Starting with the primitive tools of the Stone Age, humankind has now developed a wide range of efficient machines to aid in processing wood. The following machines are the most widely used in professional woodworking:

Knot hole drilling machines


Knot holes are a big challenge to furniture builders. The remnant of the branch that can still be found in the processed trunk is not as well fused as the rest of the wood and will sooner or later fall out. This leaves behind unsightly holes and reduces the stability of the wooden component.

The knot hole drilling machine was thus developed to ensure wooden beams and boards featuring knot holes can be transformed into valuable components without the aesthetic or stability issues normally associated with material. Their sawing process works according to the same principle as column/pillar drills by cutting out a defined circular cross-section from the workpiece. Pre-made pegs or dowels matching the radius can then be pressed into the corresponding holes and glued into place. The surface of the workpiece is then securely joined together and stability is restored.

Popular manufacturers of knot hole drilling machines include BAEUERLE, RAIMANN and RUESCH.

Hinge/fitting boring machines


Fittings include all types of metallic components that are screwed onto a piece of wood. These can be hinges, handles, adornments and other mechanical components, which are usually attached using short wood screws. The hinge boring machine can follow bore hole patterns and insert the right parts into the workpiece wherever they are needed. The individual drilling heads can be adjusted independently and reliably, and the machine can process any number of workpieces in a series to a consistently high quality.

Popular manufacturers of hinge boring machines include WUERTH, BLUM and BREMA.

Dowel insertion and dowel hole drilling machines


Automatic dowel insertion machines use mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic pressure to insert pre-made pegs and dowels into workpieces. All they require is a set of pre-drilled holes, which is performed by dowel hole drilling machines. The machines drill defined blind holes into chipboard, slats, beams or solid wood materials. A key feature of efficient dowel hole drilling machines is very reliable extraction. This prevents the chips flying around the machine from falling back into the blind hole and thus making the job of the dowel inserting machine harder.

Popular manufacturers of dowel hole drilling machines and dowel inserters include GÖTZINGER, KOCH and VIETAP.

Throughfeed drilling machines


For jobs that require the same hole pattern over large series, throughfeed drilling machines are the ideal choice. These consist of a line of synchronised bench drilling machines that are fitted with an automatic feeding mechanism. The feed- and drilling processes are precisely aligned with each other to ensure an efficient, seamless process. Throughfeed drilling machines are some of the most important pieces of machinery in industrial furniture production.

Popular manufacturers of throughfeed drilling machines include WEEKE, BIESSE and MAW.

Slot mortisers


Slot mortisers mark the transition between drills and milling machines. If there is no drill available to make a slotted hole with a specific cross-section, the slot mortiser is the machine to choose.

These machines are not only cheaper than wood mills; they are also much more durable and thus more suited to processing large series. As with dowel hole drilling machines, slot mortisers must also be equipped with reliable, powerful extraction.

Popular manufacturers of slot mortisers include MCN, HOLZKRAFT and SAC.

Hole series drilling machines


Hole series drilling machines are used whenever series of holes with consistent quality need to be bored into wooden materials at high speed and efficiently. Even throughfeed drilling machines are not quick enough for the task of creating hole patterns. A hole series drilling machines can simultaneously bore 20 holes into a wooden panel in just one cycle. These are highly specialised machines but are real revenue-bringers when used properly in the right location.

Well-known manufacturers of hole series drilling machines include GANNOMAT, SCHEER and FELDER.

Cup hinge drilling machines


The cup hinge is standard fitting for cupboard doors and is widely used in the industrial-scale production of furniture. Hinges are torsionally stiff and complex units and thus require special bore holes in order to be put to use effectively. Cup hinge holes feature a wide diameter but only penetrate around halfway into the base material.

Door hinges are also attached using two wood screws to ensure they are secure and do not turn. This complex process requires its own type of machine, especially where performed on a serial scale, which is why the cup hinge drilling machine was developed. They are highly specialist machines and are indispensable to the furniture trade.

Popular manufacturers of up hinge drilling machines include WEGOMA and HESS.

What do I need to be aware of when buying drilling and dowelling machines?

Drilling is a linear process performed by a machining tool along a single axis and this is precisely the principle followed when designing boring machines for the wood processing field. They feature outstanding durability along their path of action due, in part, to the resilience of wood as a material. However, the tolerances required are nowhere near as high as for the metalworking field, whose machines are almost indestructible.

Wear parts

The base frame and guidance mechanisms experience only very negligible wear. The bearings, however, will gradually degrade due to the continually up and down movements, but they are fortunately easy to replace.

A woodworking drilling machine also consists of a strong electric motor. This is also very prone to wear and tear, as is the winding mechanism, which will not last indefinitely. It is often the case that the carbon brushes will have become worn down and the capacitors will have blown before the motor itself is completely unusable. Fortunately, both are wear parts, which means replacements will be easy to source.

Inspecting the machine

It is always wise to perform a test run on the machine you are considering buying. If you can smell something burning, this may be a sign of damage to the coil winding mechanism. Deciding whether maintenance is worth the effort and expense always depends on the machine in question. There are manufacturers who offer affordable coil winders as replacements, but if the rotor is burnt out, the machine will be a write-off.

Used woodworking drills are usually very easy to maintain and the only question that has to be clarified is whether the second-hand machine in question can achieve the desired performance. Some applications need to be able to achieve a certain level of productivity or a specific cycle rate and the machine must be capable of keeping up. The pressure to innovate amongst woodworking machinery manufacturers is very high. This particularly applies to production lines in 24-hour operation. As advancements are made, older systems are replaced, but if the design and condition are sufficient, even a second-hand machine can continue to serve a purpose.

Maintenance and repair

Drilling machines for woodworking are some of the most complex machinery available. Fortunately, the most prestigious manufacturers of these machines generally have good customer service and a wide supply of replacement parts for most machines. Apart from replacing wear parts, such as drill heads, chucks and other low-price components, woodworking drilling machines are easy to maintain and should not have any unpleasant surprises in store.