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    Improving A Dremel Drillpress

    The Dremel drill press is a marvel of steel and plastic. The cost is low and it does many tasks just fine. However, if you are trying to drill tiny diameter holes, it has a problem. The side to side play in the Dremel tool holder is enough to snap the drill off. This article offers a solution.

    If you are interested, please see

    http://rick.sparber.org/DDPF.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


    Thanks,

    Rick

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    Rick,

    Looks like a significant improvement.

    Do you think using a 1/4" or 3/8" thick plate would make any difference (but now requiring boring on lathe or milling machine that many readers may have as compared to an inexpensive step drill)?

    Thanks for the posting,

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    Paul,

    I did start by considering 1/2" thick plate but it really is overkill. The force generated by rotation is parallel to the face of the plate which is extremely strong. I think 16 gage sheet stock would probably have worked.

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your Dremel Drill Press Modification to our Rotary Tools category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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