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Clamping something down to a drill press table can be a pain sometimes, due to the webs under the bottom of the table. This is my solution. It can be installed or removed from the table in less than 30 seconds. I use it on a Delta benchtop drill press, but have looked at other drill presses and the all seem to have the same webbing on the bottom of the tables which make it more difficult to use clamps. Made from a 2x4' and a piece of 3/4" electrical conduit, it is fastened to the table with two. 6" J bolts. The work piece is held using leverage. This works great and would be an easy safety item added to any drill press!
 

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Unique solution. Thanks for those plans.
 

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That's an interesting idea Gary. You can put a lot of downward force on something with that lever arm.
 

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Nice idea. If the piece holds still, the drill will go straight. A lot of fun getting a clamp to work on a shop made DP table, so I bolt it in place. It helps. I recently bought a 12 inch WEN DP, which is a little larger than most, and it has a little longer plunge depth than my old Delta. Identical to the Jet, about 40 percent of the price--ordered for a good price an Home Depot on line and had it delivered at the local store. Convenient. Was able to reuse the table I had before.
 

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Slick. Don't know that I would ever need something like that, but it does pretty much solve a different issue I have been working on for a good long while.
 

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Thanks for showing Gary.
 

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Can't use them on my DP as I have added a table with t-track. I bought some 5x20 aluminium, drilled the bolt slot, heated and bent it, then coated the ends with yellow heat plastic powder.
 

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When very accurate drilling is required,usually metalwork, I use this drill press modified as a mill/drill with slow feed and an XY table.
 

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