Drill Press: Equipment in MADE Makerspace's woodshop
10.5" Throat
Basics of Woodshop, Expert Check-off: Woodshop
Wood, Plastic

A drill press consists of a base, column, table, spindle (or quill), and drill head driven by a motor. The head has a set of 3 handles radiating from a central hub that, when turned, move the spindle and chuck vertically, parallel to the axis of the column. Speed change is achieved by manually moving a belt across a stepped pulley arrangement. The drill press is typically measured in terms of swing. Swing is defined as twice the throat distance, which is the distance from the center of the spindle to the closest edge of the pillar. The Jet JDP-20MF floor drill press has 20-½” swing.

Want to get access to our drill press at MADE? Sign up for a training session in the woodshop to get started! Book training now.

If you need some materials for your project, MADE also has a selection of lumber for sale on our Lumber Ramp. Oak, ash, pine, maple, walnut, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own drill bits?

Members are responsible for supplying their own drill bits, along with other consumables. MADE has drill bits available for purchase at the front desk.

What should I bring when I reserve a slot in the woodshop?

Bring your own wood, fasteners, hardware, any any other consumables when you use the woodshop at MADE. The shop provides a limited number of clamps and some basic hand tools, and there are some hand-held power tools available for checkout (orbital sander, jig saw, circular saw, etc.

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