Drill press clamp

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Forum topic by treesner posted 08-01-2016 10:28 PM 501 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2016 10:28 PM

Id like to get a little vice or clamping setup for my drill press. Have you found any setup that works better than the basic mini vice that rests on the platform you get at harbor friendly ?

This looks like a nice option for irregular shaped pieces

And might be nice to set the angle

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#1 posted 08-01-2016 10:51 PM

They look big & heavy. The smaller vise with a set of plastic jaws is handy.

Mostly I use a straight edge with a knob for a clamp riding on the press table instead of a vise. Much easier to drill rows of holes that way. It also works for fast setup for production runs.

This acts as an anti-rotation stop as well.

If I need a length stop block, a quick clamp & scrap of wood are always at hand.

You shouldn’t need the tilting vise if you DP table tilts instead.

I found that X/Y vises have too much backlash for repeatable work.

Naturally this assumes you are mostly drilling wood.


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