A drill press is one of the most powerful tools to have in workshops. There are many types of drills and accessories currently available in the market, and each of them has their own basic methods of setting up before you can get any drilling done. Focusing on drill presses, you’ll be able to at least get a grip on the basics of how to set up a drill press in your workspace.
Bench drill presses can be set up in two ways, either as a drill press stand or as a drill press floor. The bench drill press is suitable for users who are working with thick materials such as wood and metal on a daily basis as it is much more stable and accurate than a regular electric hand-drill. It’s important to note that bench drill presses can take up quite a bit of space so make sure you have sufficient amount of space available in your workspace so that you won’t be working in a tight space.
Be sure to situate your drill press where animals, children, or anywhere near a water source is not present in order to avoid safety hazards. Secondly, choose a stable supporting surface to place your drill press and one that is appropriate for its size. Next, you’ll need to use the correct power supply that will provide an appropriate supply of current at the right at the wattage. The electrical nature that is constructed according to each drill presses can affect the durability of the machine. This can also cause serious injuries if the wattage is not right.
Most importantly, make sure that the machine is properly grounded to prevent any form of damage to the motor. Once your drill press is set up, you’ll want to regularly run check-ups on the components such as the chuck, drill bits, and belt to make sure everything is in order for use.