Drill Press Light

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 02-07-2020 09:50 AM 647 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drill Press upgrade I made. When you get older you need additional help.

I installed a light using a downlight fitting with a LED bulb in a can which is the perfect fit. The only cost was the LED bulb at about $2 US (R30 in South Africa) as I had all the other stuff.



I made an adjustable arm from some flat bar that I also had lying around.

And while I was busy with lighting I also installed a 20wat LED tube light in my shop. Makes a HUGE difference. I should have done that a LONG TIME ago!

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#2 posted 02-07-2020 04:41 PM

Very nice…..Good idea to use a can… saver….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 02-23-2020 10:24 AM

Clever and innovative!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 02-23-2020 03:27 PM

I love the “build it yourself” attitude! You can get exactly what you need without spending a fortune or making compromises.

My only suggestion is to add some venting holes at the top, LEDs (the power supplies in the bulb base) don’t last long when subject to elevated temperatures. That said, a work light usually isn’t lit up for hours on end so you probably will never notice 8^)

Creative and solid!

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