Many would call this a shorty but it’s not short it’s in the tall drill mod and I cut the races with a metal cutting blade on my circular saw to get all the room I could length wise.
I had shortened it the other day and it worked great but was still to long and since I now have a 510 there was no need for two full out SS.
When it was cut last time I cut 18” off the bottom tubs so today when I got the wild hair to make it a true drill press I just used the 18” tubes to make it.
I all so flipped the motor around so it now stands over the back legs much more stable but can’t get in as close with my chair.
Doing this was quite a work out on my bad back so if you all hear the ambulance tomorrow you’ll know why. [not kidding]
I all so redid the drill press fence so it is adjustable to all angles, up down side to side front to back.
Added a deck with jig slots, this was a drill press table from Harbor Freight that I’ve had laying around for a long time so.
They are quite cheap and come with some great hard ware, just right for my needs.
The drill table it great but is just a little tall for my all sitting wood working shop so may make a short cabinet and take off the legs and I could all so make it where I can get in a little closer..
I could easily put it back to a short SS in about 2 hours with no problem.
What started all this was yesterday I was drilling out dowels for mufflers and was having to use 3 clamps to hold every thing in place and as small as these parts are it was a pain..
Now with the new fence I can jig it all up much much easier.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.