Metal Drill Press Class


4 Lessons

176 Enrolled


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The metal drill press is a stationary power drill designed to create holes in metal. Metal can be difficult to drill through safely and accurately, so it is especially recommended to use a drill press, as opposed to handheld a drill, when making holes in metal.

This class is part of a greater course series covering Metal Shop safety and basic use. In this course series you will learn how to operate and adjust machines to safely begin basic metal projects.

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Class Author:p9shopstaff

We are a multidisciplinary team of innovators, fabricators and industry leaders who partner with our shop users to facilitate their diverse projects in a collaborative and supportive learning environment using state-of-the-art machines and technologies. With backgrounds in architecture, engineering, fabrication, furniture making, art, design, and exhibit development, we’re passionate about educating and empowering our local and online communities with our extensive Machine Training Curriculum and technical expertise.


Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Metal Drill Press

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

Lesson 2: Adjusting the Metal Drill Press

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 kinds of bits available for the drill press, and how to set the depth stop.

Lesson 4: Operating the Metal Drill Press

How to run the machine 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!