Change drill-press tables quickly with a vise
I use my drill press for both metal- and woodworking, but found that I wasted lots of time switching from my oily old metalworking table to one more suitable for woodworking. But now I change auxiliary tables as easily as a drill bit since I added a cross-sliding vise to my drill press table, as shown.
To install my auxiliary woodworking table, I mount a 2x4 cleat onto its bottom, and then clamp the cleat into the vise. Not only does this make changing tables lightning-quick, but I also can use the cross-sliding action of the vise to perform microadjustments for precise drilling every time.
—Keith Stadler, Pisa, Italy
Cross-sliding vises are available in this country, too, from retailers such as Grizzly Industrial (G1064, grizzly.com).