Drill-press handles seem to loosen by themselves.

Advertisement
tool39.jpg

Drill-press handles seem to loosen by themselves. Constantly having to retighten the handles because of machine vibration can unnerve even the very calmest of woodworkers.

Remove the handles and wind two revolutions of plumber's Teflon tape around the threads. Now, replace each handle and tighten it for a no-slip fit.
—Dave Godlewski, Sparks, Nev.