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The important thing to remember about accessories is they do not have to be complex or pretty; they just need to work well. This simple drill press table has no whistles or bells but it really makes life easy. The 2-3/8" diameter hole lets you support a vacuum hose. The table can be flipped over for use as a sacrificial base. 5 screws and some scrap wood is all you need. When sanding on your drill press you need clearance for the sanding drums to go slightly below the table surface. There are plans available with removable inserts that are nice but this simple set up works just fine. Just cut a through hole in a piece of scrap material large enough to allow your largest sanding drum to fit inside with clearance for dust extraction. When using smaller sized drums just angle the piece so the edge is close to the drum. I built these jigs from high density particle board; why that material? Because a store closed and gave me a huge stack of shelf boards for free. MDF or plywood would also work fine.
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Pretty nice ,I would think carraige head bolts work for mounting, I may give it a try as I have been wanting to increase my drill press capacity

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Just bought a small bench top drill press and wondering how to attatch table to drill press? Also any other tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Drill Press tables are rather easy to design, and build. You do not need fancy, complicated, or expensive. It just needs to work, and fit your needs.

You can add T-Tracks, hold down clamps, holes for sanding drums, etc... or not. It's up to you, and what you need.

Carriage bolts, or simple hex head bolts can be used for securing the wooden table to the cast iron table of the drill press. I use washers under the bolt heads for strength and stability (bolt heads tend to dig into the wood when tightening).

I am also a believer in using a scrap piece of plywood as a backer board when drilling. They are abundant, and it is easy to use a hold down clamp to hold the scrap backing piece, and your workpiece securely.

I went for the simple, cheap, and easy to build because it was easy to do, and I really do not like particle board, or MDF. I live in a very humid climate, and unless they are sealed heavily / well, and sealed often, particle board and MDF swell, and come apart after a short life span. I use plywood as much as I possibly can on all my jigs, tables, and fixtures. But hey, that's just me.
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Thnx,I understand now. I'm recovering from yet another surgery so I'll have plenty of time to think though the design while recouping!
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I recently replaced my old ply table. The drawer is not full depth and allows extracton of dust when sanding etc. Rather than route dado's, I laminated the top from 4 pieces of ply. I made a cabinet for more rubbish underneath.
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Nice information. Thanks for sharing.
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I need help with drill press I have a drill press with Harvard freight table. What do you use for reference to align table square to column. Usually have to measure and trial error to align . Is there easy way to align. Help !!!!!
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I need help with drill press I have a drill press with Harvard freight table. What do you use for reference to align table square to column. Usually have to measure and trial error to align . Is there easy way to align. Help !!!!!
Hi Gary, I know this sounds stupid, but here goes. First square the table as best you possibly can, you should only have to do this once. Then find the exact center line of the bit, and scribe a line from the front to the back of the table. When the bit is lined up with that line the table is approximately square. This will work as a quick reference from then on, as long as you don't remove the table. I hope this helps. By the way can you use the crank with that HF table?

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