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.
- 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.