STEP 3: BASIC OPERATION 1 - DRILLING SIMPLE HOLES
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Set the chuck to the approximate size of drill bit you're planning to use
Position you workpiece under the bit. Note: Again, as explained in step #7 previously, it is recommended that you use your rip fence as a back-up to prevent your workpiece from spinning during drilling
Now, lower your bit until its cutting edges (not the point) are touching the top surface of your workpiece.
Rotate the Quill Lock Dial to the hole depth you want... and lock this setting by tightening the Quill Feed Stop Handle on the back side of the headstock. This will limit the bit travel to this depth.
Turn on the machine and adjust the appropriate speed recommended for your bit size and type... and the material you're drilling. Click Here for a chart of recommended speeds.
See How Simple That Was!
Now that you've drilled a simple hole, with your Drill Press, CLICK HERE to move on to the second basic operation, Drilling a Hole In a Round Dowel or Rod
- Knowing Your Machine
- Getting Ready
- Table Saw
- Drill Press
- Horizontal Boring
- Disc Sanding
- Over-Table Router
- Under-Table Shaper
- Making a Project