Magnetic Chuck Wrench Holder (Drill Press)

Hello Instructables, I've recently purchased a new bench top drill press. After unboxing it and setting it up I noticed it didn't have a spot for the chuck wrench, so I created my own.

Step 1: Materials Needed

  • Drill Press
  • Magnet ( I got mine from old hard drives.)
  • 5 minute epoxy
  • Mixing utensil ( I used a Q-tip.)
  • Scrap piece of wood to mix the epoxy on.

Step 2: Determine Where to Mount the Magnet.

Find an Appropriate spot for the magnet so It will not interfere with any moving parts.

Step 3: Mix the Epoxy

Mix the two part epoxy together, Then apply to the magnet.

I should have cut the cotton off the Q-tip beforehand.

Step 4: Add the Magnet.

Quickly add the magnet to the desired area. I used a second magnet to help hold the glued one in place.

Let the epoxy harden, I used 5 minute epoxy.

Step 5: Remove the Extra Magnet.

I let it harden for about 15 minutes before removing the front magnet.

Step 6: Done, Now Add the Chuck Wrench.

Finished I think it will work very well, The hard drive magnet is very strong so the wrench shouldn't come off while drilling.

As Always Thanks for looking.



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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    You've been peeping in my shop window, haven't you?


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I use a broken magnet from a speaker to hold my chuck to my milling machine when I am not using it. I've been doing it for years. So far I have never known the chuck to fall off of the magnet. So it works here.

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    4 years ago

    I have mine on one of those retractable key chains (heavy duty ones with a chain). Took the belt clip off and bolted it to the top of the drill press. Pull it out, use it, and it rewinds back out of the way.

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