|Forum topic by newbiewoodworker||posted 09-23-2010 02:58 AM||3371 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-23-2010 02:58 AM
These things have always struck me as easy to do, but are they worth the effort(the cost is probably pennies..) It seems by making your own press, you can have essentially an unlimitted quil travel, and can mount it directly to the wall, so it doesnt take up more than a square foot.
But can one of these puppies do the stuff that a full blown drill press can do? Can you attach a mortising attachment? How about a big ol’ holesaw? Now this is assuming that its built like a tank…
Anyone ever crazy enough to do it with any success..?
I am stuck in a point, where I want the accuracy of a drill press, but I have reached my limit on tools till Xmas… And I do happen to have a spare drill lieing around, that I use to chuck up drill bits with(I have 2 corded, one rarely gets used, unless I am drilling holes and countersinking them with a bigger bit.. but thats kinda what a DP is for.. duh.. :) ) Plus I want a project after I am done this PITA planer table…
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