The origin of this design lay in the desire to create a versatile and useful tool occupying little bench space and being capable of easy construction using home workshop equipment.
When introduced some years ago as the Tapping and Staking Tool,so varied were the uses of the tool,that when the Mini Drill was added a change of title to the Universal Pillar Tool became essential.
The basic kit consists of five castings in cast iron namely [G] Head , [B] two Arms [C] Table , [A] Base, The base Is screwed to a base board and supports the ground the ground steel column [D] This column carries the two arms, which are free to slide up and down or rotate around it. The table will fit either arm. Both arms and head castings are bored at the same centre distance to enable accurate alignment of taps after drilling.
When tapping a component the table is located in the lower arm and supports the item to be tapped having been previously drilled by the Mini Drill. The upper arm then carries the tap holder, two of which are shown at [E].
If rivetting is desired, then the lower arm carries the stake, while the upper arm holds the dolly.
M300 Set of five castings one Head - two Arms - one Table and one Base in close grained cast iron.
M306 Set of two Drawings W E 22 sheets 1 and 2.
M305 Length of ground steel for column chrome bar type 1045.
M307 Length of Bond-a-Band polyurethane belting.
M308 Adjustable handles to be used instead of Ball handles 6 mm. thread.
$149.90 per set Weight 5Kgs.
$38.70 Weight 175 gms
$15.50 Weight 1 Kg.
5mm. $5.00 per 300mm.
7mm. $6.00per 300mm. Weight 300gms
$13,75 ea Weight 100 gms.