Drillpress base with wheels

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-10-2014 09:26 PM 2905 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This thing completes the drillpress accessories I needed to add.

Although I don’t move the drillpress around very often I now have that option if needed. The base raises the drillpress by 7 1/2 inches which puts the working area at a more comfortable spot for me (with my back I need it that way). Harder to change speeds but I rarely do that anyways.

Used 3” locking wheels but no need to lock them as there is no lateral pressure when using it unlike a router table. As for stability it is actually more stable now than it was without the base. No signs of wanting to tip over when I moved it around for testing.

Again I used scrap 2×6 lumber.

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#1 posted 06-10-2014 09:52 PM

thanks – I gonna copy that

seriously, thanks – my drill press is more like an out of balance gyroscope

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 06-10-2014 10:33 PM

It is nice to have the option to easily move your drill press if needed. Nice build.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 12:25 PM

Good job! I need to do this.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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