Drill Press Rescue Block / Bloc de bois à la rescousse

Après avoir passé du temps à la mise en place de la perceuse à colonne pour percer une série de trous, j’ai réalisé que j’ai préparé l’installation alors que le mandrin était temporairement bloqué sur la pièce d’essai.

Compte tenu que je ne voulais pas refaire l’installation et que je ne voulais pas devoir tourner la manivelle mille fois, j’ai eu l’idée d’appeler un bloc de bois à la rescousse.

Utilisant du ruban adhésif double face, j’ai placé le petit morceau sur le support de la jauge de profondeur pour empêcher le mandrin de remonter à sa place initiale à chaque fois.

Paresseux ou brillant ?

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After spending some time at the drill press to set up for a series of holes, I realized that I made the setup with the quill temporarily locked down on the test piece.

Since I didn’t feel to redo the setup and didn’t want to spin the handle down thousand times, I came up with the idea of calling a small block to the rescue.

Using double-sided tape, I place the small block on the scale holder to prevent the quill from getting up back home each time.

Lazy or smart?

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4 Responses to Drill Press Rescue Block / Bloc de bois à la rescousse

  1. Smart. I raise the drill press table instead. Do any of your drill presses have a quill lock that prevents the spring from returning the quill to the topmost position? I love that feature – it’s so handy for set-up.

    Chris

    • Thank you, Chris. In that particular situation I didn’t want to raise the table because it’s impossible to raise it parallel – doing it I would have ruin my setup. All my drill presses have a quill lock for setups but as soon as I release it, the quill goes up. And that was precisely my issue!

      Best,

  2. Eric R says:

    Smart in my book my friend.
    As are most of your ideas.
    Thank you.