Drill press operation – safety procedures

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  Your drill press will enable you to carry out a variety of drilling applications from the simplest hole cutting tasks to the most elaborate ones that will involve use with a sander or rotary files. As it is generally a high-precision workshop tool running on electricity, the drill press comes with critical safety instructions on proper setup, maintenance, operation and service. … Read more

The best drill press manufacturers

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  Craftsman is one of the oldest drill press manufacturers in the United States as it has been on the market ever since the beginning of the 20th century. The company was put the basis of back in 1927 and ever since then, it has been dedicated to building some of the best tools for professional builders and amateurs alike. Nowadays, the brand sells over six thousand products, many of … Read more

3 drill press accessories that you must have

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  So you’ve decided to buy a drill press. Congratulations! If you’re unsure of what should come next, we’ll tell you. Now, you need to start looking for some accessories. We’ve gathered a short list of the three types of accessories that are most handy when it comes to using such a product as is a drill press. A drill press vise is an excellent help for any user who wants his or her … Read more

Drill presses – Q&A

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  What are drill presses used for?   Drill presses can be used for a wide variety of tasks in the workshop. The most common (and obvious) one is, of course, to bore holes in a workpiece and to fasten 2 materials together with a fastener. These 2 tasks can also be done by a handheld drill, but the drill press does them more accurately, faster, and in a way that makes it safer and … Read more

Is a Drill Press a Worthwhile Investment?

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  If you have your own small shop where you like fiddling with woodworking projects, you most probably have a bunch of tools that help you with processing wood pieces. A drill press is quite a common piece of equipment for woodworkers, yet not everyone has it in their shop. What could be the reason? Is a drill press worth investing in it? How useful is such a piece of equipment? Such … Read more

If You Like Working with Wood, You Need a Drill Press. Here Is Why!

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  When working with you, one of the most common tasks you need to perform is to drill holes. You can use different tools for this purpose, but not all perform the same. Hand drills for instance, may be convenient, but they are not very accurate. Drill presses, on the other hand, while a bit bulkier, are a great choice because they help you drill holes fast, easy and with great accuracy. If … Read more

All You Need to Know about Drill Bits

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  Choosing the right drill bits is very important for the success of any DIY project. Although at first glance, drill bits seem to be more or less very similar, they have different shapes, sizes and they are made from different materials. All this diversity counts for something, since you need to learn a bit about each type and what they are good for, so you do not get frustrated about … Read more

Tips for installing your new drill press

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  Installing a drill press might not be so easy for a first-time user. That’s why we’ve taken the time to gather a short list of tips so that setting your new unit up is a breeze. One of the first pieces of advice we can give you is to read the manual provided by the manufacturer as thoroughly as possible. This isn’t some toy destined for the user of children, and operating such a device … Read more

Drill press controls and how to use them

Last Updated: 22.08.19

  Familiarizing yourself with the controls on the drill press ensures prompt and hassle-free use during operation. It is important to get yourself acquainted with the various knobs and controls as well as the main parts of the power tool so you can make the most of the machine to carry out smooth applications while also ensuring your safety.   The upper portion of the drill … Read more