Bringing a Pillar Drill back from the UK in check in luggage

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A strange request for information, I'm sure!
I need to purchase and bring back from the UK, a hobby sized pillar drill that can be used by children. I have found one that wil fit into my check in luggage. Will it be acceptable to bring it in to India in this way? Will I need to declare it at customs? What do you think the duty might be on a product costing about 150 in the UK?
Any DIYers out there that have any advice?!!
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Bringing a Pillar Drill back from the UK in check in luggage

Curiosity teaser!

Can you post a link to the suggested product please?

Have you checked what's available in Indian market?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Curiosity teaser!

Can you post a link to the suggested product please?...
Does "drill press" work for you?
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Bringing a Pillar Drill back from the UK in check in luggage

Nope. I'm hungry for specific examples!
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Originally Posted by Monti View Post A strange request for information, I'm sure!
I need to purchase and bring back from the UK, a hobby sized pillar drill that can be used by children. I have found one that wil fit into my check in luggage. Will it be acceptable to bring it in to India in this way? Will I need to declare it at customs? What do you think the duty might be on a product costing about 150 in the UK?
Any DIYers out there that have any advice?!!
Monti, you say "bring back." The rules about bringing in stuff differ for tourists and residents. I think tourists get a gift allowance of Rs8,000 but residents can carry in stuff up to about 45,000. But please ignore that, and consult the original document [PDF]

I'm still really curious about what you intend to buy! Suitable for a child?

When does a drill press become a pillar drill?

hfots, I am not sure, but I suspect it is when it is floor mounted. An actual pillar drill is a big thing (but not as big as a radial drill . cargo and crane stuff. A drill press would be anything from a Dremel (etc) stand attachment to a proper, bench mounted thing. But it is still not the sort of thing one would pick up and carry. If it is "worth its weight," then even the table might exceed single-bag allowance. And industrial-equipment considerations may click in with customs.

If you have some sort of miniaturised drill press, small and light enough to be luggable, then I doubt that it would escape notice in the customs x-ray machine.

EDIT PS... If you are resident here, I winder* what can be bought locally? Or Just order from China.


*or wonder, even
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I winder
Is this winder,
a lost cousin of tinder?
does it drill bits,
or cut grits,
or obsequiously point direction to little green fingers.
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Ahh, that winder: it is one of the wonders of the world!

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