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1318 - DrillMate

A Portable Drill Guide for Use Almost Anywhere

$34.99

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With Milescraft DrillMate portable drill stand, you can drill straight holes, angled holes, on the edge of a board or even round stock. Everyone knows that the success of many DIY projects depends on drilling straight and accurate holes. Now you can add a whole new level of accuracy with this drill guide jig when drilling holes with your standard hand drill.

DrillMate Metal Head

  • Ball bearings for spindle support

Innovative Metal Base with Angle Readout

  • Self-centering drill guide base
  • Angle readout for setting drilling angles to 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°
  • V-groove for drilling on round stock
  • Non-slip TPE feet prevent slipping and marring on the work surface
  • Mounting holes for mounting with screws when needed

Metal Angle Adjusters

  • Allows you to easily lock your selected drilling angle into place

Adjustable Stop Collar

  • For repetitive drilling

3/8” Keyed Chuck

  • Compatible with most 3/8” drill accessories

Auxiliary Handle

  • Can be mounted in a fixed position on the base for maximum support no matter what drilling motion you are doing

If you are looking for precision that your drill or drill press would provide, then we recommend purchasing our 1368 DrillMate. Click here for details on this product.

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  • Material

    Metal and plastic

  • Chuck

    3/8" Keyed

  • Drill Bit Clearance

    Always: Maximum 7.50"

  • Drill Head Clearance with Spring and Depth Stop

    Max Travel: 6.30"
    Minimum Drill Bit Length: 1.20"

  • Drill Head Clearance without Spring and Depth Stop

    Max Travel: 8.23"
    Minimum Drill Bit Clearance: 0.72"

  • Base Opening

    3-1/2" in diameter

  • Compatible with

    3/8” and 1/2” power drills

  • Weight

    4.13 lbs

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1318 DrillMate – Drill Head Clearance Specifications (pdf)

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Average Review:
5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Not having any place to store a drill press, I searched the internet for a portable drill guide. I read the description and reviews of 3 of them and chose the Milescraft #1318 AccuDrillMate. The wood project I was starting on required about 15 various sized holes to be drilled in rows.
    When I started to drill out the holes I could not repeat the spacing or alignment of each hole. The steel rods had about an 1/8th of an inch forward and rearward play. The chuck arbor started out to be rock solid, no play whatsoever, then before I finished drilling all the holes, there was 3/16th of an inch play forward and rearward and from side to side.

    Upon close inspection of the components of the product I noticed the small screws holding the nylon bushings in the rods were loose. I then found the screws holding the 2 halves of the chuck arbor bushings (top and bottom halves) also loose. I removed the drill chuck and then proceeded to apply non hardening Locktite to the threads of all the screws. (Note: The screw holding the chuck onto the arbor is a left hand thread, turn it to the right to remove the chuck.) After reassembling the parts and tightening all the screws the side rods are play free but, the arbor bushings (top and bottom halves) need to be replaced. They are worn from using the drillmate with the screws being loose.

    Pros: The Milescraft #1318 AccuDrillMate is a well designed product, that will get the job done time and time again. This tool gets 5 stars and I would recommend it over all the others out there.

    Cons: The chuck key is not a good match to the chuck teeth. Applying pressure on the key forces it down and out of the teeth. A proper fitting chuck key should also have a longer handle to hold onto the key with.

    Summary: After contacting MilesCraft, they informed me the problem with the screws coming loose was resolved, and they sent me a new head assembly with all new bushings. I am very pleased with this product, and can’t say enough for the thought behind the design and the quality of the component parts of the AccuDrillMate.I highly recommend that if you need a drill guide, give the AccuDrillMate a good look as you won’t be disappointed.

    Fred
    Northbrook, IL

  2. 5 out of 5

    This is a great little accessory to have. Like most Milescraft products it is well made. I think it’s safe to say drilling straight isn’t exactly easy and for those without a drill press, this is a great affordable option. I have a drill press but have found myself using this more. Doesn’t take up any room and quick to set up and move around.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I was considering buying this device some time back and ended up buying a drill press instead. However there are still situations where you need to make perfectly vertical hole in something too big or too heavy to be placed on a drill press’ table. Accu Drill Mate is what you need in those situations.
    Solidly and aesthetically made Accu Drill Mate requires some assembly, which takes 3 minutes. It takes drill bits from 1.5 to 10 mm. It is easy to use. Not only it enables you to drill in perfect 90 degree angle but you can also set it for 75, 60 and 45 degrees to the left or right. It also allows you to drill in pipes or cylinders thanks to the cut in the base of it. It is equipped with a stop to prevent you from drilling too deep. Finally it makes lining up the drill with a center of your stock fast and easy.
    Size of a base, around 4.5 x 6″, is a good compromise between stability and ability to fit confined spaces. Total height is 13.5″. Opening in the base is about 3.25″ (86mm to be more precise) and this is how big hole you could drill given you have such drill bit.
    Overall very neat device and certainly worth the money. I’m very pleased with it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    This is an amazing tool! It takes minutes to put together and start using. It’s designed very well and very easy to use. For a smaller shop like mine, it is perfect since I don’t have much room for a drill press. The Accudrillmate is also perfect for onsite uses. It is extremely portable and versatile. I love this product and it’s definitely worth the purchase.

  5. 5 out of 5

    240 holes in 2 hours! 1/4″ Forstner bit with a 1/4″ shank. Making a pegboard to hold my wife’s sewing spools. My standing drill press doesn’t have a throat deep enough, so I went looking – found this delightful tool. For what I asked it to do, it was the perfect tool. Easy assembly. Adjustments to slide stop and angle of drill held throughout the project. The angle adjustment is not infinitely variable – but it is positive. There is slight movement of the assembly (a millimeter or two), but once the bit started there were zero problems. 3/8″ chuck makes sense; this is not an industrial tool. I’d probably go 4.5 stars, but a 4 is too low. Thanks!

Can the DrillMate be secured to a board?

The DrillMate can be secured to a wood board. It also has non-slip TPE feet, which prevents slipping and marring on the work surface.

Can the DrillMate be used to start holes in porcelain tile shower walls?

Yes, the DrillMate can be used to start holes in porcelain tile.

Does Milescraft make a 1/2" chuck that will fit the DrillMate?

If you would like to use larger chucks or drill bits that the Milescraft 1318 DrillMate allows, Milescraft manufactures the 1368 DrillMate. For more information on this product, please contact Milescraft Customer Service.

What is the largest diameter hole saw one can use to make a 45º angle cut with the DrillMate?

For a 45° angle cut, the largest hole saw that can be used is 1-5/8″.

Can I swap out the 3/8" chuck on the DrillMate for a 1/2" chuck?

Unfortunately, the threads on the chucks are not compatible. 3/8” chucks have 3/8” x 24 thread, and 1/2” chucks have 1/2” x 20 thread.

Can the DrillMate be used with a hammer drill?

No, the 1318 DrillMate is not for use with a hammer drill.