Drill Press Station - Table/Lift/Fence/Vise/Drum Sander

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Drill Press Station – Table/Lift/Fence/Vise/Drum Sander

My drill press is a small inexpensive bench top type, and until I get a good floor type one I am trying to get the best out of it.

One of the first things I did was to change its old pole with a stainless steel one. Why stainless steel? Well it was the only piece I could find that matched the diameter and you can slide up and down smoother. So the pole got a lift-up of about a foot taller…

For more photos and description please visit my blog entry on my Drill Press Station.


-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#1 posted 06-16-2013 08:29 PM

Very clever fix – it should serve you as well as a “floor model”.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 02:04 AM

+10 on unique!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 12:28 AM

Neat idea using the jack to raise/lower the table. My DP is ancient, before the advent of hand cranks for the table, so it’s all by hand. This would make it nice and simple

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 02:39 AM

Very good – my wife and I were speaking this past weekend about improving the drill press. I may have to concider your ideas when I get around to it.

-- Harold

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