Drill Press Stabilization

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Blog entry by richgreer posted 01-06-2010 07:11 PM 1613 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Floor mounted drill presses can be a little top heavy and tipsy. It is usually recommended that one bolt a floor mounted drill press to the floor. I don’t want to drill any more holes in the floor than necessary but I wanted my drill press to be secure. Here is my answer.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 07:15 PM

Rich, that will certainly work. The drill press isn’t going anywhere being anchored like that.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 07:45 PM

thanks for the post, that’s a very good idea. now if only I had a wall behind the DP…lol.

gonna keep this one in mind for future reference.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 10:34 PM

That would solve the problem, I never would thought of that.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 11:03 PM

I might comment that, due to space limitations, my DP is close to a corner. I have adequate space around it for virtually everything I do but, on occasion, I may want to move the DP so I have more working area around me. With this setup, I would remove 2 nuts and slowly slide my 200 pound DP where I wanted to take it. If I had bolted it to the floor I would still only have to remove 2 nuts but then I would have to lift it up to clear the anchors sticking out of the floor. Sliding is preferable to lifting.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 11:31 PM

thank´s for sharing the Idea
that´s simpel but clever
wuold never have think of that


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#6 posted 01-06-2010 11:43 PM

I wish I could view Facebook at work :/

-- San Diego, CA

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