$10 drill press table with Lasers

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Project by DustyJohn posted 02-16-2013 06:58 PM 1680 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from items I already had. The biggest feature of this table are the 2 magnetic based lasers on each side of the drill press that were purchased at Harbor Freight at $4.99 each (this is where it cost me $10). I just love these lasers and see incorporating them into some other tools of mine. I used a keyhole router bit to make my own T Track slots. I made this out of MDF just to see how durable the T Track slots would be but I think this one is a keeper till it breaks and then I’ll make another out of more durable material.

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 07:14 PM

Looks good! I really like the lasers, think I’ll pick a couple of those up when I finally get around to building my drill press table.

-- Aaron

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 06:43 AM

I remember seeing the lasers at HF and almost buying a couple, maybe I will go back.

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 08:19 PM

After working with lasers during my interferometer days is that the traces are too wide!
I would like to see them 1/2 that width.

Are you having any issues with locating the exact center?

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 09:01 PM

Neat idea… one to add to the favorites list.

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 05:15 PM

I bought the dual lasers that clamp onto the drill press column and found that the width of the laser line was much wider than I would like. So you are probably better off with your design than what I bought.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 11:30 PM

Brilliant, thanks for sharing the idea!

-- Tom

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