Challenge EH-3 Multi-Spindle Paper Drill (Auto-Trip Side Guide)
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Challenge EH-3 Multi-Spindle Paper Drill (Auto-Trip Side Guide)

Part Number: CMC-391-11DA

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The EH-3 has been the print industry standard 3-hole drill for the past 50 years and still remains the paper drill of choice. The EH-3’s powerful hydraulic powered drilling coupled with a robust, durable design make it preferred for any company needing safe, fast and accurate 3-hole drilling. Designed and built in Michigan - USA, the Challenge EH-3 drill is a valuable asset for any print shop.


• Powerful hydraulic operation
• 2-1/2”/ 6.4 cm drilling depth
• Fast and easy drill head adjustments
• Adjustable backgauge
• Automatic drill head return
• Optional auto-trip side guide for specialty hole patterns. Allows for multiple hole drilling for specialty hole patterns - 7 stops included.
• Adjustable outside heads
• Drills up to three holes in a single stroke
• Easy depth adjustment
• Foot pedal activation
• Protective safety shield

The auto-trip backgauge allows for use of a single drill head to set different stops for drilling locations. Drill at up to 7 hole stops for unusual patterns.

Includes: (3) Drilling heads, (3) 1/4" x 2.5" & (3) 5/16" x 2.5" drill bits, 12 3" wood drill blocks, (1) hand drill sharpener, (1) manual, (1) tool kit

Number of Drill Heads:  3
Drill Sizes Available (2" capacity): 1/8" to 1/2"
Drill Sizes Available (2.5" capacity): 1/4" to 1/2"
Range Between Drills: 2.75" to 4.5"
Range Between Outside Drills: 5.5" to 9"
Maximum Drilling Capacity: 2.5"
Strokes per Minute: Up to 18
Backgauge Adjustment: 0 to 4.5"
Vertical Adjustment of Individual Heads: 1/4"
Electrical: 1 Phase, 60 Hz, AC. Pump: 1/2 HP, Spindle Motor: 1 HP, 208V 18 Amps, 230V 17 Amps

Table Size:  19.5" x 31.5"
Table Height: 37"
Overall Height: 59.25"
Floor Space: 36" x 41.5"
Weight: 520 lbs