A Drill press is a simple drilling tool to create holes in metal, wood, and stone surfaces. It is different from a hand drill as a drill press is used to accurately control the location and orientation of the hole. To bring out the full potential of this simple one-use tool, you can follow the following tips –
- Make sure that the table you are using the drill press on is perpendicular as the drill press is best at creating perfectly straight holes.
- You can adjust the vibration frequency of the drill press by adjusting the tension of the belt.
- An air nozzle can be used to effectively clear away the debris for more efficient use of the drill press.
- For different materials, different types of speed should be used for drilling.
- Check the depth setting again and make sure that the spindle is lowered until it almost touches the mark.
- When drilling materials like steel, it is important to use a tool like toggle clamps to firmly stick and hold the work-piece.
- For drilling small parts, a clamp bar can be used to hold them together.
- Instead of drilling hole in one go, it is better to continuously plunge and release so that it doesn’t slow down your drilling speed.
- When drilling on uneven surfaces like a cylindrical object, you can use a v-block to stabilize it and firmly hold it in place.
- Make sure that the holes are evenly spaced to each other.
- When drilling shallow holes, you can create a hinged platform instead of tilting the table.
- For better support and effective drilling, a bigger table can be used.
- To remove the sawdust that may slow down your drilling speed, you can create a sawdust channel for it.
- You can build a sanding table in just five minutes for better utilization of its surface.
Follow these simple tips to make your simple drill press the best drill press in your hand.