This benchtop drill press acts all grown up
My family gave me a benchtop drill press for a present. And even though I really wanted a bigger one, I decided it would be more considerate to make the smaller drill press act bigger than to return the gift. To make that happen, I mounted my drill press to a portable stand that I made out of 3⁄4 " plywood.
The movable shelf actually works better and faster than cranking the table up and down on a stationary press. And, because I mounted casters and handles to the stand, it's more portable and stable than a top-heavy floor model. Because I rarely use the bottom shelf slots, the bottom of the stand can be used for temporary storage.
—Gordon Schrader, Murfreesboro, Tenn.