Drill Press Stand

05/12/2016 18:39:24   Categories: DIY Tools , Routers/Drills

As many of you asked about my Drill Press Stand, I recorded this short video about how it is made and I am gonna show you its main features. I'll start disassembling it so you can see inside. 

Here you'll find the free plans:

This is the adjustable guide that I can block using two carriage bolts to avoid it from turning when tighten the knobs.

Removing this screw we can see how this four bolts are holding the drill press to the base, made of MDF. 

The table is made with an HPL panel, also known as Trespa. It is a compact board made of phenolic resins and wood fibers, it is so strong and durable. Although, you can use plywood instead. So I am gonna make some tests to show you how it works.

First thin I have to do is adjust the relative height and then the drill depth. With the bit touching the piece, reset the knob to 0.

Select the desired depth, 10mm in my case.

And lock it. 

Adjust the guide and make the drill.

I am gonna make now a deeper drill using two clamps to hold the piece to the guide. It is so useful to make large drills safely.

Finally, I have also adapted it to use as sanding station with this sanding drums like I do with the 3D router. This way I can easily sand curve parts.

And also use it as thickness planner. 

I'm finishing making the plans and I will let a link here, so you can download them for free.

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05/05/2017 16:15:35


hola Floreal, me alegra que mis planos te hayan servido de ayuda! Podrías enviarme unas fotos de tu soporte para el taladro? así podré compartirlas en el foro para que sirvan de ayuda a otra gente.

05/05/2017 15:03:19


Hola Suso, Ya me hice mi soporte para Taladro de Columna ! Lo hice con un tablero de MDF revestido de blanco. Ya no me serviré mas de mi Titan, enorme pero malisimo. Ya estoy trabajando en la construcción de mi WorkShop Portable que me va cambiar la vida. Un saludo Maestro ! Floréal

10/25/2016 18:11:44


First of all i would like to congratulate you for your excellent job. I just downloaded your Free plans for Drill press stand, because i want to make a start and find out if it would be easy for me to make it since i am an amateur. If it's easy i will go on for bigger products like the Portable Workshop which i find magnificent. Once again congratulations for all your products. Keep on going that superb work.

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