Build Your Own Drill Press

These plans are for a homemade drill presses made from auto parts.

Driven by means of a 1/4 hp electric motor, this homemade drill press, built mostly from old auto parts and a few items obtainable from your local hardware store, is sturdy, accurate, and smooth in operation.

How is this possible? A cut-off portion of a axle housing is mounted to a brake drum, which, in turn, is bolted to the bench top. The spindle bearing is a small grinder head and is clamped to the housing by means of two lengths of angle iron and a connecting-rod bearing cap.

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