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    "electric" drill press handle

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    in my first post I want to show you my ideea of a drill press handle. It containes a 3 position switch with central "zero" for selecting the desired direction, "fwd" or "rew". I designed it mostly for tapping."electric" drill press handle-handle.jpg

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    Nice idea and very nice 3D printed part.

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    it took about 5 hrs to print it because of 75% infill and solid layers every 2.5 mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almarghi View Post
    Hi all
    in my first post I want to show you my ideea of a drill press handle. It containes a 3 position switch with central "zero" for selecting the desired direction, "fwd" or "rew". I designed it mostly for tapping.Click image for larger version. 

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    What a cool idea!! Easy to use?

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    very easy to use. In some future I will redesign it, just tot make it a little bit slimmer.

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    I had this garbage drill press at work. I set up a foot switch to go.
    But this foot pedal switch can be expanded to this idea . Forward and Reverse.

    Cool idea .

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    Thanks almarghi! We've added your Drill Press Handle to our Drilling and Drill Presses category,
    as well as to your builder page: almarghi's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    That's a really good ydea! My old 1950-something Craftsman drill press has the switch in a very hard to find location on the left side up fairly close to the belt. I never thought of extending hte switch on a "dongle" (that's what we would call it in the computer world)

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    I admire this project. I power-tap frequently on various machines, our drill press being the least accommodating. This would solve it.
    I'm interested what means attain a convenient "o'clock" position. Table height is a good start, with tapping a relatively shallow operation. Could a clamp substitute a knob, readily moved to any of the three arms, or 3 half-knobs?

    Digging around, turned up what seem a finger operated cutting fluid dispenser. O-Rings deteriorated, but the remainder seem fine, but haven't determined all parts are present. Too busy working for time to dive into it. A shop-made thing, it seems to use a reservoir, small capillary tube, and a spring loaded 'piston', in a compact aluminum body. Gravity fed, the O-ringed piston rod interrupts flow from vented tank to lower tube. Lower tube, I envision inside a sleeve to aim fluid where intended. A light compression spring is missing (?). Cool part, it could be set where other hand [left for most of us] could operate, while right is engaged feeding drill or tap.
    Sprays and brushes are fine but use w-a-y more liquid than needed and triple clean up effort afterward.
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    Back when I had a drill press that had the adjustable rotational speeds to do power taping I had 3 different sizes of the tap o matic style self reversing devices. No need to reverse the drill press.
    the only drill press I ever had that could be stopped instantly is my 7.5 HP Cleeremen but it is a jig drill not a drill press per-say.
    I have been thinking about converting 1 of my belt driven drill presses to a change gear head using a variant of

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