Better Depth Stop on Your Drill Press
Issue: Issue 237
Posted Date: 12/1/2009
Anyone with a benchtop drill press knows the frustration of trying to lock the depth stop in place. You can't seem to ever get enough pressure with your fingers. In the past, I tried using two wrenches of the same size to tackle the problem, but that wasn't exactly an ideal solution.
Now, I cure this shop problem by replacing the two locking collars with one stop collar (usually used on large diameter drill bits). After grinding one side to clear the drill press housing, I replaced the Allen screw with a nylon knob with a threaded stud. I also left one threaded collar to retain the spring. This solution works great for me!
- Dan Turner; Robinson, Illinois