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DrillMate™

SKU: 1318

DrillMate™

A Portable Drill Guide for Use Almost Anywhere


(38 customer reviews)

$39.99

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You can’t take a drill press with you everywhere you go, but you can take a Milescraft® DrillMate™. This portable drill guide makes it quick and easy to drill precise holes at multiple angles. The DrillMate™ saves time and eliminates frustration when drilling multiple holes in all types and shapes of stock.

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

*Not intended for use with impact drivers or hammer drills.

Specs

  • Material:

    Metal and plastic

  • Chuck:

    3/8″ Keyed

  • Drill Bit Clearance:

    Always: Maximum 7.50″

  • 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

  • Spindle Shaft Diameter:

    .47″ (12mm)

  • 3/8″ Chuck Thread:

    3/8″ x 24 thread

  • Spindle Shaft Length:

    3.66″ (93mm)

  • Drill Head Clearance
    with Spring and Depth Stop
    :

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

  • Base Dimension:

    5.5″ (140mm) x 4.25″ (108mm)

  • Guide Bar Diameter:

    .55″ (14mm)

  • Inside Distance Between Guide Bars:

    3.98″ (101.2mm)

Reviews

Mr. John Petrea
Mr. John Petrea
Reviewer
5/5
As with all the other Milescraft products I’ve gotten the DrillMate was well packaged and had all components… Assembly was 5-10 minutes tops even though the instructions are more a pictorial guide tha...
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3 months ago
K Lee
K Lee
Reviewer
5/5

Absolutely one of the best drill guides out there. I received mine today. It was easy to set up and use. I trust your products and highly recommend Milescraft. Thank you for this DrillMate!

5 months ago
Tim
Tim
Reviewer
5/5
Needed to make a table with 8 dowel joints so bought this for this one project. Tool worked so well I will no longer be afraid of dowel projects which I thought were out of my range as a hobbyist. If ...
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6 months ago
Shailesh
Shailesh
Reviewer
5/5
This is a quite sturdy drill guide and hence, unlike the cheaper wobbly drill guides can actually be used to drill holes with precision. Very good value. One feature that would add lot if addition...
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8 months ago
rvalentin1065
rvalentin1065
Reviewer
4/5
I Just received The Drillmate 1318 about an hour ago and I started to play around with it. 1: It is almost a the perfect tool accessory that helped me drill a hole in a straight downward angle. 2:...
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11 months ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Perfect.

11 months ago
RICHARD WHITE
RICHARD WHITE
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

easy to use ,works great.

1 year ago
james richards
james richards
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Good Stuff, very sturdy and very helpful

1 year ago
Tim Burnham
Tim Burnham
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Amazing mobile drill press! So handy for quick and accurate drilling anytime anywhere. Awesome product and design.

1 year ago
Charles Snead
Charles Snead
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

works great

1 year ago
Phillip E.
Phillip E.
Verified ownerVerified owner
4/5

Works well so so long as you hold it in place well when you get started. I'm happy with its functioning--it's a tool worth having.

1 year ago
Charles A.
Charles A.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Quality tool and great value. Helped tremendously on a large scale project where several hundred holes needed to be drilled for dowel rods and a drill press could not be used.

1 year ago
Jon H.
Jon H.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Perfect mobile drill press

1 year ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Thank you.

2 years ago
Jim Holton
Jim Holton
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Don’t know how I’ve done without this so long!

2 years ago
KLEBER MOLINA
KLEBER MOLINA
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

It is very useful to me

2 years ago
oun hasan
oun hasan
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

easy to use and high quality

2 years ago
Eric D.
Eric D.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Super happy with the product!

2 years ago
Robert C.
Robert C.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Exactly what I needed and way more affordable than the alternative. Ya it's not fancy, but sure does get the job done. Certainly sturdy enough as well.

2 years ago
Elroy B.
Elroy B.
Verified ownerVerified owner
4/5

Is somewhat difficult to adjust, and seems to vibrate quite a bit, but other than that it seems to do the job OK, once you get used to it.

2 years ago
Dale Hankla
Dale Hankla
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

great job

2 years ago
Dennis Hager
Dennis Hager
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

It did the job!

3 years ago
John
John
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Sturdy, accurate, and simple to use.

3 years ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5
Great tool, great price. My drill press went out a while back and haven’t been able to replace it. This works great for getting it accurate if you know how to make the jigs you need for the base. Very...
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3 years ago
Gary R
Gary R
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Excellent, works well, no problems with this product

3 years ago
anonymous
anonymous
Reviewer
5/5

Drill straight,qucik, and easy! It's exactly what I expected.

3 years ago
Jim C.
Jim C.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Vertical bars needed a lubricant, but that was the only consideration - all else is good!

4 years ago
anonymous
anonymous
Reviewer
5/5

Everything works perfectly. Excellent product, exceeded my expectations. Thanks Nick

4 years ago
Gregory Chester
Gregory Chester
Verified ownerVerified owner
3/5
A wider base would be nice for what I use it for since I have multiple holes fairly close together! Also the stop but striped out prior to it even getting set up in the correct location. Something oth...
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4 years ago
Robin E
Robin E
Reviewer
5/5

Does exactly what it says on the package. Excellent tool.

4 years ago
anonymous
anonymous
Reviewer
4/5
4 years ago
Thomas Anderson
Thomas Anderson
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Quality product .

4 years ago
Edward Laughlin
Edward Laughlin
Verified ownerVerified owner
4/5

Nice touch to drilling straight holes.

5 years ago
Wes Collins
Wes Collins
Reviewer
5/5
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 th...
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6 years ago
Jesse Mullen
Jesse Mullen
Reviewer
5/5
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 ...
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7 years ago
polrad
polrad
Reviewer
5/5
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...
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7 years ago
dettorrefurniture
dettorrefurniture
Reviewer
5/5
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 ...
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7 years ago
Fred
Fred
Reviewer
5/5
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 ...
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8 years ago

FAQs

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 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 a larger chuck or drill bits larger than the Milescraft 1318 DrillMate allows, Milescraft manufactures the 1368 DrillMate. For more information on this product, please click here.

 

What type of grease can I use on the 1318 DrillMate Guide Bars?

Silicone based WD-40 is preferred, so there is no long-term damage done to the guide bushing in the Guide Head.

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 1318 drill guide head be swapped out for the drill holder of the 1368 DrillMate?

Yes, the guide heads can be swapped.

 

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 a larger chuck or drill bits larger than the Milescraft 1318 DrillMate allows, Milescraft manufactures the 1368 DrillMate. For more information on this product, please click here.

 

What type of grease can I use on the 1318 DrillMate Guide Bars?

Silicone based WD-40 is preferred, so there is no long-term damage done to the guide bushing in the Guide Head.