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Posted on Drill Press Quill Travel - How much do you *really* need??

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HokieKen

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#1 posted 02-20-2020 09:53 PM

It’s not so much a matter of how deep you drill holes IMO but being able to use drills of multiple lengths without messing with the location of your part. So, I may want to start out with a center drill that’s 2” long, then put in a 5/16 drill that’s 4” long then put a 2” long tap in the head to get it started dead true and square. So, I’ve eaten up 2” of quill travel just ensuring that I can put all 3 bits in without having to change table height.

I know you’re thinking that’s just for metal work and I don’t do any of that. Well, what about when you need to drill a clearance hole through a 8/4 thick board with a 4” long drill bit then put a 82 degree countersink on it?

Basically, you’ll never regret spending a bit extra for extra quill travel IMHO :-)

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