Drill Press
General Safety
 Wear your safety
glasses at all times
 Take off all jewelry
 Do not wear loose
 Make sure you are the
only person in the
safety zone when
operating the Drill
General Safety continued
 Keep your material tight against the table
 Clear scrap or cut material with a brush, other
scrap material, or your project from the table.
Do not use your hands.
 Use wood screw clamps to tighten the material to
the drill press table
Components of the Drill Press
 Table
 Chuck
 Chuck Key
 Depth Stop
Operations of the Drill Press
 Drilling
 Boring
 Countersinking
 Sanding
 Routing
The table should be 90 degrees
Chuck Key
Used to tighten the bit or drum in the chuck
Depth Stop
 Drilling is defined as creating a hole
completely through the thickness of the
 Boring is defined as creating a circular
pocket a specific depth in the material.
 Countersinking is defined as creating a hole
completely through the thickness of the
material with a taper on the surface to
accommodate the taper head of a screw
 Sanding can be done on the drill press with
the sanding drum bit.
 Routing a decorative edge or a wood joint
can be done on the drill press.
Operation Procedure 1
 1. Tighten the bit or drum in the chuck
with the chuck key.
Operation Procedure 2
 2. Remove the chuck key!!
Operation Procedure 3
 Adjust the table to be 90 degrees to the bit or
Operation Procedure 4
 Use a back-up board to prevent drilling into
the table.
Operation Procedure 5
 Line up your material with the mark needed
to be drilled
Operation Procedure 6
 Clamp the material down to the table with
wood screw clamps.
Operation Procedure 7
 Turn the machine on and drill or bore the
hole needed.
 Use a consistent rocking motion to clear
chips from the hole
Tighten the bit
Adjust the table
Backup Board
Line up the center mark
Clamp the material
Drill or Bore the hole

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