Drill Press table
After adding an auxiliary tabletop to my benchtop drill press, the new top prevented the table-elevation crank from turning. Here’s how I worked around the problem: First, I removed the crank handle and replaced it with a threaded coupler drilled and tapped to accept a set screw. Next, I cut the head off a long carriage bolt and ground a flat area to accept the table crank’s set screw. (Size the coupler and carriage bolt to fit your drill-press crank’s shaft.) To stabilize the extended ...
Industrial grade keyless chucks are excellent for quick changes of bits. Knurled grips and exceptional accuracy make these chucks an indispensable part of any shop. Use on drill presses, lathe tailstocks and millling machines.Our drill chucks are made in a highly sophisticated factory that uses hundreds of CNC machines! Every chuck is individually checked for accuracy prior to packaging.Specifications:0"-5/8" capacityJacobs Taper #3 in back
Better Drilling in Plastics Q: I make my own guards and router bases from plastic. How can I drill clean holes without the bit grabbing the plastic? A: A simple solution is to file a flat edge on a regular twist bit’s cutting. Use a small diamond paddle or ceramic stone to file its cutting edges flat. It is also best to drill at a higher speed, reducing the …