Introduction: Getting Started With the Drill Press

Approved Materials for the Drill Press

Allowed Materials

  • Wood
  • Plastic

Banned Materials

  • Metal
  • PVC
  • Pressure treated wood
  • Carbon fiber and composites

If at Pier 9, see Shop Staff first before using these materials:

  • All other materials

If you are working from another studio or workshop, refer to the tool's instruction manual to see if your desired material is suitable for tool use.


Our most important safety callouts are highlighted in yellow throughout this course.