My radial drill press

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Forum topic by Eloyd posted 04-08-2016 10:10 AM 438 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2016 10:10 AM

I have a Grizzly radial drill press, and because the head can be extended out in front and over the bench, I was worried that it might tip. So I bolted it down to the bench. Now I want to get the full length of my bench back, so I am thinking of removing the drill press and go to a mobil base. This would allow me to get some shop room back too. I will be able to roll the drill press out of the way when I am not using it. However, I am still concerned that if I extent the head out past the base, it might tip. Is there any kind of a base for a radial drill? Has anyone made one that works. Or does anyone have any suggestions? I thought that if I could secure some kind of weight to the back of the base to keep it from tipping when I extend the head out in front.

-- Eloyd

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#1 posted 04-27-2016 12:57 AM

You can follow the link to see what I did with mine, Eloyd. Mine came with a base so I did not have to build that but there is no reason you can not build the whole cabinet out of wood. I did that with my band saw stand.

Hope I have helped,

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