Introduction: Mini Drill Press for Free.

 Hi guys, i was moving around bits and bobs of stuff i've gathered a long the years, most parts where from printers, scanners, and fax machines, i got two rails, 3 nylon sliders, add a dremel, some zip ties, i got some wood from an old cupboard that broke, and some springs also found in printers, et voilá, a free mini drill press!

Step 1: Materials/tools

 You will need:

- two steel rails/rods
- some nylon sliders(some printers use copper sliders, it's fine)
- a few zip ties(more zip ties = sturdier)
- a bit of wood, for the base
- springs, the same diameter as the steel sliders(optional, but IMO it looks and performs better with them)
- A dremel tool

- A drill, I used a cordless one...
- Hammer.

Step 2: Drill Your Piece of Wood

 Use a drill bit slightly smaller in diameter than your steel rod.

Step 3: Add the Nylon Sliders to Your Dremel Tool

 Mine had a nice ridge to hold it snuggly.

Step 4: Insert Your Steel Rail

 With a hammer

Step 5: Make Another Hole for Your Second Steel Rod and Fit It in There!

 Then add the springs, and spacers, some may need more, and some may need less spacers, depending on how long/short your dremel is, and the dremel drill bit you're using.

Step 6: Tadaa, You're Done

 It may not be very sturdy, but so far it's been better than no drill press, this is the first version, i'll make another version wich will be sturdier, and better.


vodinhanhtuan made it!(author)2014-08-01

A very simple idea but great for me to make drill press for my hand drill . Thanhk you for your sharing . vidiati

shantinath1000 made it!(author)2013-05-05

Great idea- I wonder if it would be possible to expand the concept to a hand drill?

solarvolt made it!(author)2013-04-26

You gave me a good idea to start my own. Great Job!!

Irock148 made it!(author)2011-04-14

hey what's the model of that driil

Trainman+2001 made it!(author)2010-12-22

you need a drill press to accuratly drill the wood straight

twighahn made it!(author)2010-11-04

enter the dremel contest

silencekilla made it!(author)2010-09-27

the steel rods like a little bit close to the bit. wouldnt you run into problems if you had to drill a whole in the middle of a 4 inch wide

jtobako made it!(author)2010-02-27

A simple version of the 'Fonly drill press ('f only I had...)

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