Generally, there are three types of rail drilling machines depending on their drive.

Electric Driven Rail Drilling Machine

A Electric Engine Rail Drill made by Powerbor represented by RailEZ in US.

The Electric Driven Rail Drilling Machine runs on electricity. The machine needs an electric power supply either 230 volts or 110 Volts. This rail drill machines are equipped with power electric DC motor with brushes. The Electric Driven Rail Drilling Machines are ideal machines to use on railway workshops. When using Electric Driven Rail Drilling Machine in a remote location it can also be connected to generators or gen sets.

Petrol Engine Driven Rail Drilling Machine

A Gasoline Engine Rail Drill made by Powerbor represented by RailEZ in US.

The Petrol Engine Driven Rail Drilling Machine or most commonly known as Petrol Rail Drilling Machine runs on Gasoline (petrol). This machine is equipped with a petrol engine generally of 1500 Watt (2 HP). The Petrol Rail Drilling Machines are ideal machines when drilling in a remote location where there is no availability of electricity.

Cordless Battery Driven Rail Drilling Machine

A Battery Driven Rail Dril made by FCS Rail, represented by RailEZ in US. 

The Cordless Battery Driven Rail Drilling Machine or most commonly known as Cordless Rail Drilling Machine run on electricity supplied from a Li-ion battery. This is the newly developed type of rail drilling machines. This rail drill machines are equipped with power electric DC motor with brushes. This is an ideal machine to make holes in rail tracks at a remote location. The machines can do limited holes as the power of the machine depends on the capacity of the battery.

Magnetic Drilling Machines for Rail Drilling

A Compact Low Height Magnetic Drill BDS MAB 155 drilling holes in railway tracks.

A Magnetic Drilling Machines or Magnetic Drill Press is also commonly used for drilling railway tracks. Some compact low height magnetic drilling machines are ideal to clamp inside the profile of rail track and make holes. These machines are suitable for us inside railway workshop.

A heavy duty magnetic drilling machine can also be used for drilling railway tracks in a workshop considering the size of the magnet fits in the profile of rail track. In this case, the railway track has to be placed in sleeping position.