Drill Press Class


4 Lessons

161 Enrolled


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The drill press is a stationary power drill used to create holes in wood and other hard materials. The drill press is especially useful when you need holes that are precise and accurately placed, and it is also a good tool for enlarging existing holes, countersinking and tapping.

This class is a part of a greater course series covering Wood Shop safety procedures and equipment. After taking all the classes in this course series, you will be able to safely use the power tools in the Wood Shop to dimension lumber, drill holes, shape wood and begin basic woodworking projects.

Check out the rest of the Basic Wood Shop classes:

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Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Drill Press

This lesson goes over the anatomy of the drill press, as well as basic safety and best practices.

Lesson 2: Adjustments and Clamping

Learn to adjust the drill press and safely secure your material to the work table.

Lesson 3: Bits and Depth Stop

This lesson goes over the different types of bits available for the drill press, and how to set the depth stop.

Lesson 4: Operating the Drill Press

How to run the machine for all kinds of materials and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results on the drill press. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!