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Drill press hold-down clamp

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 02-19-2013 02:02 AM 4276 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished up on my drill press table http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79676 and thought I would make some accessories for it. This hold-down clamp is easy to build, and fits in any T-track. You can use it on other tools like you table saw, or even on a table saw sled. It has a threaded rod which can be raised or lowered depending on the thickness of you board. A nut in the top piece is what the threaded rod is adjusted by. I also added a little handle and a pad and rounded over the edges on them. A T-bolt runs through the clamp and is secured by wing-nut.





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#1 posted 02-19-2013 02:26 AM

That’s a really great idea AJ! I’m going to steal… I mean borrow it for my shop.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 02:37 AM

Excellent little hold down clamp AJ. I bet that will come in handy on your drill press!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 02:47 AM

Thanks for the nice comments guys! I think it will come in handy too.

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 02:50 AM

AJ that’s awesome, I struggle with my IRWIN at times, this would be a nice addition.

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 03:01 AM

Good idea. well done AJ.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 03:11 AM

Thanks again guys!

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 04:06 AM

Nice handy clamp, AJ. Be safe on the drill press!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 02:35 PM

Thanks guys!

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 08:25 PM

Good Job

-- Joel

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 10:42 PM

Think I will make a couple

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 10:51 PM

This style of clamp could easily be adjusted to accommodate most any irregular shape. You could make them for every special need.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#12 posted 02-20-2013 01:29 AM

Very clever. I may modify that for a miter sled I am making this week.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#13 posted 02-20-2013 01:35 AM

Thanks Steve! I would love to see ways you might change it!

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#14 posted 02-20-2013 03:15 PM

Well done, I like the looks of it on the drill Press table. Its says to anyone looking at your Drill press a Woodworker lives here. Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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