Power Tool Essentials: The Drill Press & Mortiser Video Download | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Power Tool Essentials: The Drill Press & Mortiser Video Download



Straight, Accurate & Repeatable Holes You’ll cut straight, clean holes (both round and square) to the perfect depth every time by putting the practical information in this video to use.

You’ll learn:

  • About proper drill press speeds for different bits and how to set the pulleys to match
  • Tips for tilting & realigning the drill press table for accurate drilling
  • The simple steps to keep mortiser chisels and drill bits sharp and cutting true
  • How to set the mortiser bit and chisel perfectly to avoid heat build-up and improve chip removal
  • And much more!

The “Power Tool Essentials” series of videos teach you must-know maintenance and techniques to make the most of your machines. It’s the knowledge you need to improve your tools’ performance.

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About the Host:

Doug Dale has been an instructor at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking for 11 years and is in charge of all of the in-house machinery upkeep. When he’s not working at the school he is in his shop making furniture and cabinets and dabbling in restoration. Doug currently tests tools for Fine Woodworking magazine and has lectured nationally for the Consumer Woodworking Expo.

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