Using a Drill Press For The First Time

A drill machine is one of the woodwork machines that can be used for various purposes such as doweling, mortising and so on.. Drilling machines comes with different shapes and sizes. When drilling work involve a lot of wood or metal, a drill press will be the option for a woodworker.. Drilling press has the following advantages; They are accurate as compared to hand drills, they are more faster,they are versatile and so on. Every time there are new woodworkers in the woodwork industry and most probably they have never used a drill press. This are the tips on how to use a drill press for the first time and to get theĀ best drill press on the market.

Unplug the drill from power

This is the first precaution that everyone using a drill press should take into consideration to avoid accident. Always make sure you have unplugged your drill from power. A drill press can be very dangerous when plugged in.

Set the speed

Drill PressAfter you have unplugged the drill press, you can now set the speed. Most drill press have an adjustable drive belt that can be moved from one pulley to another. Drilling speed will depend on the type of material material. For example, high speed is used while drilling wood while lower speed is used when drilling metal.

Fit the bit

Here you need to open the chuck, fix the bit and tighten with the jaws. Make sure that the bit is tightly held to prevent its movement, a moving bit will cause inaccuracy.Make sure you have removed all the existing chunk so that the drilling process can be more accurate.

Adjust the table

Some drills have adjustable tables that can be moved up and down. The position of your drill will depend much on the size of your drilling material. Adjust the table to the desired height.

Make sure you have secured your work piece
Always make sure that your working material is tightly fixed to your desired position. Clamp tightly the working working material because bit rotation will spin the material you are working on.


After you have secured you work piece, the work becomes easy. Plug the drill on a power socket and turn it on. Ensure that the set speed is as required. If everything is alright, you can now start drilling your metal or wood.