Skip to main content
SKU: 1318

DrillMate™

A Portable Drill Guide for Use Almost Anywhere


(37 customer reviews)

$39.99

View Replacement Parts
<< Back
DrillMate™ - Replacement Parts

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

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!

1 month 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 ...
Show More
2 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...
Show More
4 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:...
Show More
7 months ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Perfect.

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

easy to use ,works great.

9 months ago
james richards
james richards
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Good Stuff, very sturdy and very helpful

10 months 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.

11 months ago
Charles Snead
Charles Snead
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

works great

11 months 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.

12 months 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.

12 months ago
Jon H.
Jon H.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Perfect mobile drill press

12 months ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Thank you.

1 year 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!

2 years ago
John
John
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Sturdy, accurate, and simple to use.

2 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...
Show More
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!

3 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...
Show More
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...
Show More
5 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 ...
Show More
6 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...
Show More
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 ...
Show More
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 ...
Show More
7 years ago

37 reviews for DrillMate™

  1. Fred

    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. dettorrefurniture

    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. polrad

    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. Jesse Mullen

    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. Wes Collins

    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!

  6. Edward Laughlin Verified Owner

    Nice touch to drilling straight holes.

  7. Thomas Anderson Verified Owner

    Quality product .

  8. anonymous

  9. Robin E

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

  10. Gregory Chester Verified Owner

    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 other than plastic would be benifical to use as a stopping point! Other than that it’s been what I’ve needed!

  11. anonymous

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

  12. Jim C. Verified Owner

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

  13. anonymous

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

  14. Gary R Verified Owner

    Excellent, works well, no problems with this product

  15. Anonymous Verified Owner

    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 versatile if you can work that part out.

  16. John Verified Owner

    Sturdy, accurate, and simple to use.

  17. Dennis Hager Verified Owner

    It did the job!

  18. Dale Hankla Verified Owner

    great job

  19. Elroy B. Verified Owner

    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.

  20. Robert C. Verified Owner

    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.

  21. Eric D. Verified Owner

    Super happy with the product!

  22. oun hasan Verified Owner

    easy to use and high quality

  23. KLEBER MOLINA Verified Owner

    It is very useful to me

  24. Jim Holton Verified Owner

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

  25. Anonymous Verified Owner

    Thank you.

  26. Jon H. Verified Owner

    Perfect mobile drill press

  27. Charles A. Verified Owner

    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.

  28. Phillip E. Verified Owner

    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.

  29. Charles Snead Verified Owner

    works great

  30. Tim Burnham Verified Owner

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

  31. james richards Verified Owner

    Good Stuff, very sturdy and very helpful

  32. RICHARD WHITE Verified Owner

    easy to use ,works great.

  33. Anonymous Verified Owner

    Perfect.

  34. rvalentin1065

    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: Even drilling a hole into a pipes and wooden dowels without even the bit slipping
    3: with the design of the base, I can drill a center.

    The Drillmate 1318 is awesome.

    However there is one slight hiccup though.
    The DM-1318 should have an upgraded model that is equipped with a 1/2 chuck instead of a 3/8 chuck.

    I had to use a 1/2 chuck adapter to attach it to the one on the Drive-Head but unfortunately it leaves very little wiggle-room to attach a drill bit to work on the material.

  35. Shailesh

    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 additional value is to offer an edge guide accessory.

  36. Tim

    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 it had a scale embossed on the depth gauge side it would have been greater yet!

  37. K Lee

    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!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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.