Clamp option for Drill N Drive 320
Self-centering clamp option for Drill N' Drive 320 Hanger Bolt and Stud Company unveiled a new self-centering work piece clamping option for its Drill 'n Drive 320 hanger bolt insertion machine at IWF2002. The new clamping system was developed to eliminate the common problem of misalignment of assembled bedpost turnings due to off-center placement of the fasteners. The self-centering clamp automatically compensates for normal dimensional variations of machined wood components allowing the woodworker to precisely center the pilot hole and threaded fastener. The Drill 'n Drive 320 is an economical machine for insertion of hanger bolts, dowel screws and threaded inserts. This manual solution allows the operator to drill a pilot hole and insert the fastener in one fluid motion at a typical rate of 200 to 300 parts per hour. In addition to the new self-centering end clamp for bedposts and bun feet, a variety of clamping options are available to make the Drill 'n Drive 320 suitable for processing dining and occasional table legs, pedestals and empire feet, and carved billiard table legs.