Introduction: Mini Drill Press for Free.

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 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

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 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

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

Step 3: Add the Nylon Sliders to Your Dremel Tool

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 Mine had a nice ridge to hold it snuggly.

Step 4: Insert Your Steel Rail

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 With a hammer

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

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 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

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 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 (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 (author)2013-05-05

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

solarvolt (author)2013-04-26

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

Irock148 (author)2011-04-14

hey what's the model of that driil

Trainman 2001 (author)2010-12-22

you need a drill press to accuratly drill the wood straight

twighahn (author)2010-11-04

enter the dremel contest

silencekilla (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 (author)2010-02-27

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

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