I got my V-One drill in today and gave it a quick test drive.
The drill itself is great. Compact, super quiet, really nice. The workflow for drilling is also nice, easy to follow, etc. Switching drill bits is simple and fast. The ability to use an already-existing alignment after drilling is a huge improvement.
Overall, this drill makes 2 sided boards incredibly easy to build. Very, very happy with it.
A few small observations:
- Because I didn’t follow the walkthrough with the demo board, I missed one important thing: you need to use the 1.6mm drill bit for through holes so that the 1.0mm rivets fit; seems obvious now.
- When drilling multiple sizes in one drill operation, after the drilling holes for the first size, the prompt to drill the holes for the next size is “Re-drill?” instead of just “Drill” like it was the first time.
- The “re-use alignment” selection is triggered only when using the same exact files for the subsequent operation, and the last files you selected is remembered per workflow. So, if you Drill with one pair of files files and then go to Print and choose “load last files” and these are different files than you just drilled with, you’ll lose the ability to re-use the alignment from your drill operation.
- There are a few little tools to keep handy (hex wrench, rivet tools) with the drill, so a holder for these would be nice to have. Probably something that could be 3d printed easily enough.
Anyway, kudos to Voltera for doing such a great job with this drill!