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Challenge JF Electric 1-Spindle Floorstanding Paper Drill


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The JF paper drill by Challenge Machinery is a floor-standing machine built for frequent single-spindle drilling, such as that needed in quick print shops, production plants and more. It has the ability to drill though stacks as thick as 2" in a single stroke. Compatible with the style A 2" drill bits, you have the capability to drill 13 different hole sizes from 1/2" up to 1/2" in diameter. The back gauge offers as many as 7 stop positions, so you can create very customized hole patterns. The adjustable depth lets you set holes as deep as 4" into your sheet. The foot pedal activation leaves both of your hands free to handle your materials, for more precise hole placement and ease-of-use. When you buy the Challenge JF 1-spindle floor standing paper drill online, you get a quality industrial paper drill capable of handling your workshop volumes for single-hole drilling.

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Product Description

The Challenge JF Paper Drill is a floor standing model that quickly drills one or more holes through up to 2" of paper stock. To operate, turn on the power, place your paper under drill head, and press down on the foot pedal. The adjustable depth back gauge allows you to drill holes close to the paper edge or the center of the book. The JF Paper Drill also features adjustable paper stops, allowing you to set the machine up for 1, 3, 5, or more holes. Plugs into any standard wall outlet. The Challenge JF Drill is compatible with Style A 2" drill bits which are available in diameter sizes ranging from 1/8" to 1/2", and in styles including standard, premium, Teflon and premium Teflon. 


  • Automatic Paper Chip Removal

  • Adjustable Margins

  • Auto Trip Side Guide

  Minimum Distance Between Holes     Adjustable Stops: 3/8"  
  Fixed Gauges:  1/4"   
  Drill to Side Guide     Up to 18-1/2"
  Drill to Back Gauge     Up to 4"  
  Cornering Capacity     1/2"  
  Cornering Capacity with CornerMatic     1"  
  Slit / V-Slot Capacity     1/2"


Manufacturer Challenge Machinery Company
Operation Electric
Operating Method Manual [Foot Pedal]
Included Supplies & Accessories 5/16" & 1/4" Standard 2" Challenge Drill Bits
Compatible Supplies Style A 2" Hollow Drill BitsS
Power Voltage 115V, 5.3A, 60Hz; Single Phase, AC (service size 15 Amps)
Dimensions 42" W x 32" D x 60" H
Base Footprint 17” W x 16 ⅝” D
Certifications None
Manufacturer's Warranty 1 Year Limited
Can Cut Materials Paper
Number of Drill Holes 1 [Single Spindle]
Capacity: Paper Drills 2"
Adjustable Backgauge Yes
Hole Set Depth 1/8" to 4"
Table Size 31 ½" W x 19 ½" D
Table Height 38" H
Mobile Table No
Maximum Distance from Drill to Side Guide 18 ½"
Product Weight (lbs) 155
Shipping Weight (lbs) 178
Shipping Information This item ships via Truck (Common Carrier). Free dock to dock truck shipping is available for qualifying orders. It is the responsibility of the Consignee (receiver) to remove the product from the truck. If you do not have a loading dock or any other means to lift the freight off the truck and/or you need assistance bringing the product inside of your location please call (866) 537-2244. Click here for full details.

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