Drill Press Depth Stop
With a few pieces of simple hardware, you can build this add-on to make drilling holes at a consistent depth faster and easier.
The depth stop on some drill presses seems like an afterthought. Setting it can be a fussy operation. That’s where the upgrade you see here really shines. Plus, it adds the ability to lock the quill at any height. First, a steel bracket mounts to the side of the drill press. A wood collar fits around the quill’s metal collar. Attached to the wood collar is a threaded rod that passes through the bracket for adjusting the quill position and push-button nuts act as stops on the rod.
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- 2 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 9 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
- Retail sources for project supplies
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