Over the years I’ve turned my floor standing drill press into a productive tool that uses space efficiently and makes it more versatile. I started with the table top which doesn’t help most woodworking if you just use the standard metal platform that comes with the drill press. The add-on provides a broader surface, a replaceable wood insert for backing the drilling, an adjustable fence, the storage drawer and a dust collection system. For even more dust collection, I added a semi-rigid collection hose to the top. The slots and the hold down track provide flexible clamping options.
For greater precision, I added the laser line-up for sighting in the drill location. The add-on LED light provides excellent visibility without taking up a lot of space and 360 degree lighting. The keyless chuck provides a very easy way to change bits with just your hands.
The base cabinet was added to better use the space. The drawers stow tools for the drill press and other accessories in the shop. The cabinet and the drill press are both mobile.