Hougen Manufacturing Releases Redesigned Magnetic Drill

Hougen's latest innovations include a mag drill pilot light, new aluminum casing, and a two-stage magnet that increases holding power by 30 percent.

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SWARTZ CREEK, MI — Hougen Manufacturing, Inc. has released a completely redesigned HMD904 portable magnetic drill. This new upgraded model includes major improvements and features.

The newest innovation is the mag drill pilot light. The LED light is built into the base of the magnet and allows the operator to more efficiently and quickly line up the pilot with the holes center location in low light or no light conditions. Powering the drill is a proprietary Hougen motor with a new design to the aluminum casing to improve durability. The addition of a two-stage magnet increases magnetic holding power by 30 percent when the drill motor is turned on. A new arbor system utilizes a 5/8” slot drive for more rigidity, hole accuracy and quicker use of accessories such as drill chucks and tapping attachments.

Additional features include a more robust housing design with an ergonomic carrying handle, a spot to hold the hex wrench, reversible feed handles and a d-ring on the back of the magnet for quickly attaching the safety chain. The drill also includes positive slug ejection and a carrying case.

The HMD904 weighs just 28.9 lbs, measures 19-5/8"H x 7-3/4"W x 11-5/8"L and provides drilling capacities from 7/16" up to 1-1/2" diameter and 2" depth.

Exclusive safety features include a no-adjustment safety switch, and an LED indicator that monitors this sensor and alerts if the safety switch is not properly engaged.

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