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Drill Press Station - Table/Lift/Fence/Vise/Drum Sander

My drill press is a small inexpensive bench top type, and until I get a good floor type one I am trying to get the best out of it.

One of the first things I did was to change its old pole with a stainless steel one. Why stainless steel? Well it was the only piece I could find that matched the diameter and you can slide up and down smoother. So the pole got a lift-up of about a foot taller…

For more photos and description please visit my blog entry on my Drill Press Station.

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Very clever fix - it should serve you as well as a "floor model".
 

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Neat idea using the jack to raise/lower the table. My DP is ancient, before the advent of hand cranks for the table, so it's all by hand. This would make it nice and simple
 

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Very good - my wife and I were speaking this past weekend about improving the drill press. I may have to concider your ideas when I get around to it.
 
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