Shop Furniture #3: Drill Press Stand - Design

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Blog entry by mawilsonWCR posted 07-13-2021 01:18 PM 335 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m employing an almost-everything-on-wheels strategy in my shop. About the only thing not on wheels will be the miter saw station. The Nova Viking benchtop drill press will get a rolling stand that includes storage for drill bits and other drill press related things. The Fusion design is done:

Admittedly, it’s not much different from other similar stands. Of note are the casters located outside the carcase. The Viking weighs in at a hefty 100+ pounds and the direct drive motor makes it very top heavy. Spreading out the castors should make it less tippy. The outriggers are are going to be dust collectors, but I’ll accept that trade for additional stability. It’s not shown in the render, but, borrowing from something I saw on an April Wilkerson video, the top drawer will have a sliding tray for all those loose bits I’ve accumulated over the years.

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#1 posted 07-27-2021 04:00 PM

Handsome design, should serve you well. I ordered my Viking about 3 weeks ago. Maybe get it in September? Did you get your’s yet?

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#2 posted 07-27-2021 10:33 PM

Yes, I have mine. Got it the same day.

I had placed an order online because the site led me to believe that they had them in stock. When they called to tell me it was backordered with a really long lead time, I went back online to look again. Rockler showed that it was in stock at the “local” store. I called to confirm and, sure enough, they had two. Neither had a name on them so I bought one over the phone. I called the online site and canceled that order then headed off to pick up my new drill press. I had to pay sales tax, but I didn’t have to pay shipping so I actually came out slightly ahead.

It’s easy to just jump online to order stuff. I live out in the sticks and Amazon is a regular visitor here. The thing is, a lot of online “stores” don’t actually stock everything they sell. They place an order and have it drop shipped. That puts you in what could be a long line. But, sometimes it’s a good idea to check local stores, particularly the chains. Stores like Rockler will order based on expected sales with regular reorders to keep stock on the shelf. As in my story, they often have what you’re looking for in stock.

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