Hold and guide your work like never before with this fixture that will (finally) fix your drill press.
There probably isn’t any machine more ignored in my shop than my drill press. Even though I use it constantly for one thing or another, the last significant upgrade it saw was a slab of leftover plywood and a simple, but workable, fence. Even after swearing to myself (and at the machine) on numerous occasions that I would come up with something better, I’d still haul out a clamp and screw gun to hold down some odd setup.
Most times I’m drilling a hole located from an edge and end, or a series of holes along an edge. The hole diameters need to be precise, but usually their relation to an edge doesn’t require extraordinary precision. More and more often, I’m trying to hold down some elaborate fixture positioning an odd-shaped part.
Similar to many woodworkers, I often wondered why drill presses couldn’t be more like mills and less like drills on a stick.