To reduce tear-out at the bottom of holes drilled at my drill press, I added a sacrificial insert to my drill-press table.

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To reduce tear-out at the bottom of holes drilled at my drill press, I added a sacrificial insert to my drill-press table. Nothing new about that idea, but I put a new "spin" on my version, so I could drill into the insert many times before having to replace it. By making the insert circular and offset from the bit, I simply rotate the insert whenever one spot becomes too worn, and then resume drilling into a fresh area.
—Len Urban, Rancho Mirage, Calif.