Introduction: Cheap Drill Press DIY

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I decided to build a drill press for 12$.

I have mostly used design by Izzy Swan he have pretty good build videos: His YouTube Channel

Here You can see the video of my final product :

Now I can drill bunch of 90deg holes.. but why?

Thank you,

Step 1: Materials and Tools


1.Use your old corded drill or buy the cheapest one:

Example HF coupon for 12$ Drill: coupon

2. hose clamp

3. Scrap wood

4. Wood Screws


1.Table Saw (Can be done with a any saw, but have to changed little bit).

2. Drill.

3.Safety Glasses.

Step 2: Aseembly

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Create a slide by sandwiching wood pieces together.

Use paper as a shims between the wood.

Wax the sliding surfaces.

Step 3: Assebbly

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Secure the drill into the sliding carriage.

Take a square and make sure that the drill bit is 90deg to the surface. Use wedges if needed.

Add Handle and a spring to allow better pushing and returning.


kukopia (author)2017-06-20

All to vague to be of any use

Yomismo62 (author)2015-08-26

Hello you can clarify complementing your project, such as holding the drill. Since in all three phases you have here, no clarifies

sagariwa (author)2015-08-03

thanks. you've been very helpful with your photos and description plus the link to the video. til the next project then.

Elliot Lord (author)2015-07-26

It looks good but there aren't any real instructions to follow and it looks quite complicated.

handroid7 (author)Elliot Lord2015-07-30

Thank you,

The reals instructions are:

You need to take a look at your drill..make a holder for it.

You need to buy/make sliding mechanism.

Attach them together :)

Its pretty easy to make.. hard part is to alight it and also make it stable.

seamster (author)2015-07-24

This looks pretty slick. Nice work!

handroid7 (author)seamster2015-07-24

Thank you,

Its not as good a store bough drill press .. but than i good enough .:)

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