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Drill Press Tramming Jig

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Blog entry by Stephenw posted 748 days ago 1180 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jig to adjust the drill press table perpendicular to the quill.

 
 

A dial indicator is bolted to the jig and it is chucked into the drill press. Zero the indicator on one side of the table. Next, rotate the chuck by hand and check the other side. If the table is perfectly adjusted, the indicator will remain at zero. If an adjustment is needed, move the table half the difference, zero the indicator, and check again. The table can also be checked front to rear, but usually this can only be adjusted with shims.

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Dallas

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#1 posted 748 days ago

Now That’s as handy as a pocket on a shirt!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 748 days ago

Very nice set up tool. I need to make one of these. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 748 days ago

Very useful item for the shop.
Thank you for sharing.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 748 days ago

Now that’s useful. Thanks!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#5 posted 748 days ago

Very clever. Thanks for posting, this should be on the Market.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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