Pneumatic Drill for Waterjet Cutting Systems

Michael Waltrip Racing's High Rail Gantry waterjet system includes a pneumatic drill. They use it to pre-pierce polycarbonate material prior to waterjet cutting the splitters for their NASCAR Sprint Cup cars.

The pneumatic drill gives waterjet operators the opportunity to expand their water jet cutting capabilities and take in new types of work by enabling them to quickly pierce sensitive materials prior to waterjetting them. It also can be used for reaming holes to a precise diameter. The drill works with all waterjets.

  • Hardened alloy steel components 
  • Full bearing support 
  • Chrome-plated feed tube and chemically treated steel components 
  • Corrosion-resistant cylinder wall 
  • Flexible bellows cover
The drill works with any manufacturer's waterjet system. It is available in stationary or laterally adjustable models.


Standard Features
  • Hydraulic feed control unit 
  • Feed stroke adjustment 
  • Exhaust collector 
  • PLC interface manifold 
  • High efficiency air motor 
  • Built-in Soft Start 
  • Self-lubricating double-acting cylinder with U Cup seals 
  • Anti-drop mechanism 
  • Independent or combined air supply ports for the air motor and cylinder 
  • Remote advance and retract porting 
  • Automatic return valve with isolation capability 
  • ¼-inch stainless steel drill chuck 
  • Free running rpm of 3,300/drills 2” material maximum
Product Specications
  • Air supply requirements: 25 cfm at 85 psi
  • Control voltage: 24VDC
  • Drill thrust: 140 lbs at 85 psi
  • Drill feed rate: 12 inches/second max - advance and retract
  • Lubrication: Airline and gear train required
  • Stroke range: from 1” to 3” of travel
  • Noise operating levels: Below 83db
Every Jet Edge water jet system includes unlimited lifetime hands-on training at Jet Edge’s state-of-the art training lab. Training is free when taken at Jet Edge’s headquarters. You also can arrange to have training at your facility for a fee.
Register for classes online or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or +1 763-497-8700 to schedule custom training sessions for your business.
You must be a Jet Edge customer to be eligible for training.