AutoDrill – Various and Not Categorized

You Don’t Need To Be Fortune 500 to Benefit From AutoDrills

You don’t need to be a huge company to benefit from AutoDrill’s equipment.  Everyone from home shop hobbyists looking to break out into a production run to massive international companies have found that our products help them to find success in their industries.

Here is a letter and sample photo from a customer with a small shop and an extremely unique set-up:


Dear Joe Jr. and Sr.,

Thank you for supplying a superior product in your 6 spindle drilling head to our company. Please look at the enclosed photos to see the unusual way in which we are using your drilling head. This particular way of using your drilling head has some distinct advantages to it.

Of course this set up is good for low-torque applications only. We are drilling 1/8″ thick Lexan (polycarbonate) for our product. Notice the 4 left-hand drill bits. Of course we make two parts in one drilling instead of three.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Thank you.

– John A. (Oregon, USA)


Here is a photo of the set-up being finalized in their offices:

Unique Drill Set-Up

Unique Drill Set-Up


AutoDrill is a family owned, family driven business. Because of this, you may only reach us by phone or email during normal business hours. Please excuse us during non-business hours/weekends as AutoDrill is closed. Someone will gladly answer phone and/or email messages promptly when we return.

Please feel free to contact us either by phone at (800) 871-5022 or by email at the link below:

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Low Cost Solution Found For Customer

Recently, a customer who focuses on providing highly artistic wooden parts came to AutoDrill looking for a way to drill their semi-raw material in a unique way.  The process involves burnishing a hole through a wooden part with a wooden dowel-like drill mechanism.

The part being manufactured is not only artistic in nature, but highly functional as a tool. The end user will spend a good amount of time in close proximity to the product so quality and functionality are of top importance to the manufacturer.

Leaving any type of chips or clamp marks on the part is highly undesirable as their customers are extremely sensitive about the look and function of the part. By burnishing their way through the wooden part rather than using a typical drill “bit”, they create a number beneficial and highly important characteristics of the functional product.

One of those side effects is a fine lubricating wood dust that when combined with the proper thrust and RPM rates creates a unique finish on the product.  The finish that is generally desired is a burnt looking finish similar to lightly charred wood.

A small feature in the product also allows additional wood dust created by the burnishing process to collect outside of the burnished hole and serve a second and highly critical purpose later on.

The customer spent a week visiting AutoDrill headquarters investigating the different options that might be available to them and developing the custom solution. After all the hard work and engineering, a prototype unit was manufactured and the manufacturing team at AutoDrill sent it into the field for some beta testing.

Finally, a custom, non-marking, highly flexible and controllable clamping system was needed for the project.  AutoDrill’s team worked day and night during the final days of the project to develop this concept. When the concept was finally agreed upon, it was shared with the customer who was extremely pleased.

The entire system then went out for further testing. After this testing by selected end users, it turned out to work perfectly in most situations. The only challenge was when the wood parts varied in density and/or the moisture content of the surrounding area or the wood was too high to allow the burnishing technique to form the proper finish.

Below, you can see a photo of the finished product, including the AutoDrill Model 1 Bow Drill and a slightly used Jack brand foot clamp.

AutoDrill & Foot Clamp

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We hope your April is as successful as can be.  Happy April 1.


Please CONTACT US to discuss your *REAL* applications and receive prompt product cost, literature and technical help.

Did You Know That Taking A Short Cut Wastes Time?

Yes, you heard that right… We said that short cuts waste time.

When you are setting up a manufacturing or production center, the short cuts in your set-up process can lead to problems down the line. As one wise man said, “There is always time to redo a critical step in the process so take the time to do it right the first time!”

Taking the time to set things up right the first time leads to an efficient and predictable set-up process as well as a happier team of employees.  Nobody likes a fire drill and nobody likes fixing a mistake made by someone else.

This is exactly why AutoDrill will not necessarily sell you the cheapest (as opposed to the least expensive) option for your project.  It’s also why we will sometimes take the time to build your machine the right way rather than promise you a fast delivery that is unrealistic and forces our team to cut corners.

AutoDrill offers some of the lowest costs in the market for the highest quality products. We also offer significantly faster shipment times than most of our competitors. …We can do this because we took the time to set up our business the right way the first time – and you benefit because of it!

Whether you are interested in our Self Feeding Drills, Multiple Spindle Heads / Multi-Drills, Turn-Key Set-Ups, Production Tapping Machines, or simply Spare Parts and Service, AutoDrill stands ready and excited to serve you the best way possible each and every time you call.

Please CONTACT US to discuss your application and receive prompt product cost, literature and technical help.