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Forum topic by jesinfla posted 04-30-2016 01:08 PM 610 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jesinfla

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04-30-2016 01:08 PM

I just got my new craftsman Model # ZJQ4116D – 12” Drill Press with Laser and LED Light and made another new rolling cart for it.

I’m surprised how large the base holes are for mounting – in fact I’m surprised how large the whole drill is LOL.

Do you mount your bench top drill press or leave it freestanding – I’m concerned not mounting it may tip when moving (sliding out for whatever reason)

If mounted what size lag/bots/screws did you use if you remember.

Thanks as always in advance

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#1 posted 04-30-2016 04:34 PM

I’d mount it to your cart. Get some lags long enough to pass through the drill press base and get a good bite into the top of the cart. If the holes in the base are large in diameter as you say, get fender washers in a diameter larger than the those holes. Fender washers are different than standard washers because they have a larger outside diameter compared to the standard washer…..

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#2 posted 04-30-2016 04:39 PM

1/2” x 6” lags should do it.

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