drill press for guitar work

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Blog entry by joez posted 1330 days ago 1217 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yeah so this about the drill press for guitar making. I have a dewalt router that I thought could do those boring for tunner holes and bridge post holes, but then again why not have an over head machine like a drill press.

So does anybody Have any suggestions on maybe a 10ich to 12inch drill press thats accurate “enough

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Blair Helgason

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#1 posted 1330 days ago

I have a 9” benchtop Craftsman. It not great but was cheep and does the job.

-- Blair

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#2 posted 1330 days ago

You have to use a drill press for the tuning holes. You’ll make a mess of it otherwise. Ask me how I know this….;-)

Even a small 10” table top model will do the trick nicely. Use pilot holes first.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#3 posted 1329 days ago

You could go with The Delta 12” drill press. It’s small but accurate.
Rockler wants $199.99 for it.

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#4 posted 1329 days ago

For drilling the holes through the body for where the strings go through, I used my Dremel plunge router attachment with a drill bit in the Dremel and made the pilot holes with that.

-- I still have all my fingers

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