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5 Things You Can Do With a Drill Press


Most of the time, people use a drill press for a specific reason. However, there are more things you can make use of with this device. Truly, it is a very versatile machine that can be used for many tasks. So, if you have a drill press at home or planning to get one, make sure that you’ll use it to its fullest capacity since this machine can really be expensive. To further give you an idea about the different types of tasks that this device is capable of, here are five things you can do with a drill press. 

  1. High-Speed Boring. 

This is one of the most common uses of a drill press. A drill press can seamlessly do the drilling when there are holes that are too complicated that a normal drill can’t handle the work. By using this device, you can instantly make multiple holes at the same time instead of drilling them one by one by using the normal one. This only means you can expect a more equal smoothness of the holes. 

  1. Faster Sanding. 

Another task that a drill press and easily do and in a much faster way is sanding. Many people still don’t know this hack, but this is very useful. All you have to do to make this possible is attach drum sander kits for a drill press and try different layers of sanding paper to instantly achieve a well-functioning and effective sander. After trying this out, you’ll never have to exert more effort when sanding. 

  1. Screwing and unscrewing. 

Now this task isn’t really a secret. You probably know that a drill press is an effective device when you need to screw some bolts and unscrew them as well. To safely use this as a screwing machine, ensure to set the speed to its lowest level and attach a needle that matches your bolts. After doing so, you’ll be able to get the job done without a sweat. 

  1. Horizontal Dusting 

If you’re currently working on a wood project, then you’ll love this trick. Yes, you can also turn your drill press into a duster. Just attach a duster at the tip of the drilling needle, and you’re good to go. You can then easily and instantly polish your wood projects in no time. You can even attach different types of a duster as long as it fits in the tip of your drill press’s needle. Moreover, a drill press allows you to take advantage of two machines in one.

  1. Reaming 

Last but not least is reaming. If you’re in need of a device that can provide accuracy and speed while reaming, then a drill press is what you’re probably looking for. By using this device, you can drill multiple objects together in a short span of time. 

Final Words 

Aside from the tasks mentioned above, there are more things that a drill press can do in an easier, faster, and more accurate way. Despite being fairly expensive, this device is a great investment, especially if your work is related to the tasks stated above. 

Felicia Wilson