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1972 Challenge Model JF Single-Spindle Paper Drill

1972 Challenge Model JF Single-Spindle Paper Drill

This Challenge JF Single Spindle Paper Drill is a manual, foot pedal operated drill with a 2" drilling capacity and an auto-trip side guide for multi hole patterns. The Challenge JF drill can accept drill bits up to 1/2" in diameter.


  • Convenient Foot Pedal Operation
  • 2” Drilling Capacity - drills up to 2” lifts of stock in a single stroke.
  • 13 Hollow Drill Bit Sizes - Hole sizes range from 1/8” to 1/2” diameters. (bits not included)
  • Auto-Trip Side Guide - For multiple hole patterns, the versatile backgauge offers up to seven adjustable stop locations. The auto-trip feature automatically releases the paper guide to advance to the next stop setting upon the completion of each stroke cycle.
  • Adjustable Margins - Thumb screws easily lock the backgauge to the drill table. To adjust your margins, simply loosen the screws and line-up the gauge with the dual scales located on the drill table. Hole locations can be drilled up to a 4” margin from the edge of the paper.
  • Cornering/Slitting/Slotting Options - Attachments (not included) are available to make your JF drill even more versatile. Round cornering attachments can corner lifts from 1/8” to 1/2” sizes and straight diagonals. Slitting/slotting attachment can slit, slot, or V-slot drilled holes for up to 1/2” lifts.


  • Drill Head Operation: Foot Pedal
  • Drill Bit Sizes Available: 13 sizes from 1/8” to 1/2” (3 to 12.7mm)
  • Lift Capacity: 2” (51mm)
  • Min. Distance Between Holes: 3/8” center to center (9.5mm)
  • Max. Distance Drill to Side Guide: 18.5” (47cm)
  • Max. Margin Hole Center to Sheet Edge: 4” (10.1cm)
  • Side Guide Trip: Automatic
  • Table Space: 19.5” x 42” (50 x 80cm)
  • Electrical: 115 Volts, 15 Amps, 60 Hz, 1 Phase, AC
  • Model: JF
  • Serial Number: 35352
  • Year of Manufacture: 1972

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