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#1 posted 04-23-2014 01:43 AM

Elizabeth, I have the same drill press and love it but it not purrfect. Ignore the people talking about T-slot anything, the PC tabletop has these huge T-slots that nothing will fit and are completely useless, What were they thinking! I’m still working with mine, and haven’t found and set up the best solution yet. C-clamps work great to clamp a board to the table for a fence, and can do wonders as hold downs. To do better Ultimately your going to have to build a new table, but be forewarned, all the table designs out there will not quite work, cause that stupid PC table not made like the others and your going to have to get creative about mounting it. Somewhere in my archives I think I have something about that. I’ll try and find it. Most designs involve using existing holes in the table to bolt a wooden table to the metal one, but the PC has no such holes. The few things I’ve seen involve rigging something so the bolts thru the new wood table rig into a clamping mech onto the PCs metal table.

Oh, and if it ain’t clear, be wary about buying anything commercial, it probably won’t work, lot of companies sell drill press tables, but they won’t work on this critter. If you even consider the commercial table route, make sure it will work first, it probably won’t.


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