Challenge MS-5

Challenge MS-5 Multi-Spindle Paper Drill


The MS-5 is designed and engineered by Challenge, which introduced the first paper drill in the Graphic Arts industry in the early 1930’s.

Today, the MS-5 builds on our expertise with drilling technology.

The easily accessible control panel and powerful hydraulic operation are designed to reduce operator fatigue and increase job production.

The MS-5 is solidly built, and ready to finish your jobs effectively.


- Side guide adjustment

- Backgauge adjustment

- Easy drill length adjustment

- 2” hollow drill bits available in 13 sizes

- 2-1/2”hollow drill bits available in 4 sizes

- Hollow drill bits also available with teflon coating

- Optional narrow heads available, (Necessary when drilling most medical forms)

- Cast iron and steel construction

- Three drill heads and drilling blocks standard

- Two backgauge filler blocks

- Manual drill sharpener

- Chip disposal bag

- Hydraulic power, foot pedal activated

- Automatic table return

- Up to 5 holes in a single stroke

- Set-up changes are quick & simple



Maximum Number of Drill Heads: 2 to 5 / Drill Sizes Available (2" capacity): 1/8" to 1/2" / Drill Sizes Available (2-1/2" capacity): 1/4" to 1/2" / Center to Center Distance Maximum: 15" / Center to Center Distance Minimum: 1-7/8" / Minimum Distance Between Heads Standard: 1-7/8”/ Minimum Distance Between Optional Narrow Heads: 1-3/8” / Maximum Drilling Capacity: 2-1/2" / Strokes per Minute (adjustable): Up to 18 / Backgauge Adjustment: 0 to 5" / Vertical Adjustment of Individual Heads: 1/4"


Size: 36" D x 36" W x 56" H / Weight: 830 lbs.


208-230 VAC 1-phase 60 Hz 18 Amps