A drill press is a workshop tool used to drill holes into large metal pieces. It is a fixed machine that is set on a stand. To use it, simply place the metal piece, positioning the spot where the hole should be right over the driller. Clamp the metal into place using vises and start drilling the hole. It’s as simple as that.
But what if you don’t have a good vise or you don’t have a good metal clamp to hold the metal piece you’re working on? There’s a pretty good chance that your metal piece falls out of place, gets damaged, or gets holed up in a spot that’s not where you intended it to be. What if your drill press is already old and cannot hold up your metal pieces nicely?
Here’s a video that will teach you a few tips on how to nicely hold up your metal piece in place on your old drill press. It’s easy to do and involves just a few blocks of wood and some clamps.
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