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STEP 2: ASSEMBLING THE DRILL PRESS COMPONENTS YOU WILL NEED TO GET STARTED

To view a brief (few-seconds long) video clip of each step being performed click on this icon play video wherever you see it.

Step 1

Start by positioning the machine headstock housing so its left side is about 12" to the right of the left end of the machine.

Secure it in position by tightening the headstock lock play video

Position the Headstock About 12-Inches From the Left End

Position the Headstock

Tighten Headstock Lock Lever

Tighten Headstock Lock

Step 2

Next, position the table carriage so its left side is about 8" to 12" to the right of the right side of the headstock housing. (The two adjustments in Steps #1 & #2 will result in the top surface of the worktable being about 42" above the floor when the machine is raised to vertical position.

Secure carriage in position by tightening the carriage lock play video

Position the Carriage

Position the Carriage

Tighten Carriage Lock

Tighten Carriage Lock Lever

Step 3

Insert the twin vertical worktable tubes into the corresponding holes in the table carriage and lock it into position using the table height lock lever.

Position the table so its tube ends are approximately 5" below the bottom of the carriage play video

Insert Table Tubes Into Carriage

Insert Table Tubes Into Carriage

Position Table

Position Table

Step 4

Loosen the table tilt lock handle, then tilt the worktable to 90°, as indicated by the front trunion quadrant and secure the table tilt lock play video

Loosen Table Tilt Lock Handle

Loosen Table Tilt Handle

Tilt Table to 90 Degrees

Tilt To 90°

Step 5

Unlock the base arm lock knob, then raise the machine into vertical position... then tighten the base arm lock knob to secure the machine at the vertical position play video

Raise Machine Into Vertical Position

Raise To Vertical Position

Tighten Arm Lock Knob

Tighten Arm Lock Knob

Step 6

If you're planning to drill through-holes in your workpiece(s), protect the table surface by using a back-up board play video

Use Back-Up Board For Through Holes

Use Back-Up Board

Step 7

For safety's sake, it's always a good idea to install the rip fence for use as a back-up to keep your workpiece from spinning during drilling. This is especially true if you're drilling large holes play video

Install Rip Fence

Install Fence

Step 8

Next, attach the drill chuck to the machine spindle and tighten the setscrew with your 5/32" allen wrench play video

Install Drill Chuck

Install Drill Chuck

Step 9

Install the quill feed handle on the side of the machine that will be most comfortable to you play video

Install Quill Handle On Either Side

Install Quill Handle

See How Simple That Was!

Now that you've located and assembled the components you'll need for Drilling, CLICK HERE to get started by drilling some simple holes.

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