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Project by trevor7428 posted 12-30-2016 05:28 PM 1357 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got around to building a drill press table. I made the table, but the fence was purchased from rockler when it was on sale for $20 off. This was my first time working with lamanite/ . I messed up a little with the lamanite, but i guess it didn’t turn out too bad.

The table is huge, 20” x 30”. I made it this big because my Drill Press head can move toward or away from you +/- 18”. You can also rotate the spindle 45 degrees to left or right. Also the table can rotate 90 degrees left/ right. I’m not sure why these types of drill presses aren’t more popular because i love mine. I really like how i can move the table up and down without the height adjustment handle interfering with the table. My last drill press and drill press table i had to cut a notch in the back corner.

Anyways back to the table. The fence runs threw T Tracks i made w/ router bit, inside the table. I added stick and peel measuring tap on right and left side of fence. So i can keep it at 90 degrees w/ the table. I made removable inserts. i’m debating if i need to add another movable insert right in front of the current one because of how the spindle of the drill press can come towards you.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion





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mariva57

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#1 posted 12-30-2016 05:55 PM

Good project, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Charlie Kilian

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#2 posted 12-30-2016 08:05 PM

Where do you even get a drill press like that? I see that it’s Central Machinery, but HF doesn’t seem to be selling one like that anymore. Or if they do, I can’t find it. Is there a term for that kind of sliding head that I could use to search for one?

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trevor7428

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#3 posted 12-30-2016 09:13 PM


Where do you even get a drill press like that? I see that it s Central Machinery, but HF doesn t seem to be selling one like that anymore. Or if they do, I can t find it. Is there a term for that kind of sliding head that I could use to search for one?

- Charlie Kilian

Its not a Harbor Freight brand. It is General international

Here is the Link

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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jayseedub

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#4 posted 12-30-2016 10:31 PM

trevor7428—looks like that URL/link isn’t working.

Charlie—they’re calling it a “radial arm drill press”

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#5 posted 12-30-2016 11:00 PM

It’s called a radial drill press. Drill head can move forward and back and in an arc left to right. Very handy machine.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#6 posted 12-31-2016 04:39 AM

Great project, I love this table, but where did you get the stick and peel measuring tape?

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#7 posted 12-31-2016 06:35 AM

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#8 posted 12-31-2016 04:00 PM



Great project, I love this table, but where did you get the stick and peel measuring tape?

- bladedust

Believe it or not, Lowes in the tool section. Not sure if.they have it anymore

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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