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The Lawson Classic In-Line Drill

The "Lawson" Classic in-line Paper drill has been the industry's standard for over
30 years. Almost every large shop in America has one. It has been designed for
heavy-duty 24/7 operation with such features as double drilling station of 76mm stacks.
It is not uncommon for a shop to drill between 10,000 and 20,000 perfect bound
books an hour.

Standard Features

Heavy-duty construction for
24/7 operation
Full 76mm lift capacity
Fully automatic in-feed and delivery
Single and double station drilling
Variable drilling width and
drill stroke speeds
Vacuum chip disposal unit for
paper chip removal
Variable spindle speed control
Slow-down, fast-up head rail motion Includes 6 heads
Computer touch-screen for easy
operation & diagnostics
Gear Box Transmission
NO Hydraulics
Quick Set-up


Accepts up to 16 heads
Head rail Speeds (CPM)
Max. 16 - Min. 12
Spindle Speeds (RPM)
Max. 3,200 - Min. 1200
Paper Sheet Size
Max. 304 x 304mm - Min. 76 x 127mm
Lift Height: Max. 76mm
Floor Area: 1020 x 2795mm
Overall Height: 1655mm
Table top Height: 940mm
Shipping: 1588kg 1630 x 3205 x 1830mm
Motors: 220-240v, 60hz, 3 phase, 30 amp
Spindle motor 5 H.P.
Head rail motor 1-1/2 H.P.
Drill sizes: 3.2mm to 12.7mm
Compressed air required: 70-90 psi

Dexter-Lawson's high performance "Classic" Series Drill Systems are designed for outstanding productivity and price performance. We combine our industry-leading
76mm lift capacity with a fully adjustable back gauge, to give you one of the best
heavy-duty drills on the market. The "Classic" Drill is designed specifically for the
needs of high volume, automated bindery operations.

"Classic" Series Automatic Drilling System


Variable spindle speed control
Slow-down, fast-up head rail motion
Grip type spindle w/hex nut
in drill head
Vertical spindle adjustment
while running
Finished lifts ejected onto
delivery conveyor
Two (2) jogging stations
Optional Hollow drill air cooling silicone spray system
Automatic indexing cutting band
PLC programmable logic controller


Minimum change-over adjustment
Calibrated rule for positioning heads
Accommodates standard and
high lift drills
Fast, easy removal, positioning or replacement heads
Straight through synchronized conveyors
Right Hand or Left Hand Feed

Optional Equipment

Multiple Spindle heads
Portable dolly
Extra drill heads
Air cooling silicone spray unit
In-feed & delivery systems with special hoppers, stackers, conveyors, counters, heavy duty motors
14.3mm drilling capacity
Paint can drilling for
19.1mm to 38.5mm diameter


Simplified design
Heavy duty construction
Minimum lubrication requirements
Lawson hand drill sharpener
Swing away guards for accessibility



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