Drill Press Caddy

The trays of this storage caddy swivel out and provide instant access to your drill bits and other accessories.

Storing drill bits and accessories in a place convenient to my drill press has always been a problem. It’s nice to be able to put them in a drawer or cabinet below the tool. That way, they’re kept clean and organized. But if you’re using a floor-model drill press, there isn’t room to put a drawer. A tray mounted to the drill press is more convenient, but you run the risk of having things fall off, or of sweeping away drill bits along with the shavings. To solve this problem, I combined the benefits of the enclosed drawer with the convenience of a column-mounted tray — the result is the shop-made Drill Press Caddy shown above. The design is very simple. It’s just a pair of trays (one shallow and one deeper) sandwiched between a top and a base. Using a carriage bolt as a pivot, the trays swing open to provide access. Dust can’t get in, and your accessories are just an arm’s reach away.



What You Get:

  • 4 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 17 full-color photos and illustrations
  • Shop-tested tips and techniques

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