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Building the Ultimate Woodworking Drill Press Table

By: John Doyle
An adjustable fence, versatile clamping options, and a built-in dust collection system make this table a great upgrade.

You can get the step-by-step plans to build this Woodworking Drill Press Table from WoodsmithPlans.com.

A drill press can deliver precisely placed and perfectly straight holes. But the standard, cast iron table won’t support anything but the smallest workpiece. Then, trying to clamp a workpiece in place can be a frustrating exercise. And you can forget about dust collection. The table and fence system you see here solves all these problems.

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It turns your drill press into a precision woodworking tool. One of the best features is dust collection. The fence and inserts work together to funnel most of the dust away through a hidden chute, seen in the drawing below. This feature is especially handy when using a drum sander.

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Clamping a workpiece couldn’t be easier. You can use the T-track to install hold-downs. And the large, open slots in the table make it easy to reach any size workpiece with a standard bar clamp.

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The final touch is a storage drawer. It’s just one more reason this woodworking drill press table is worth building to get the most out of your workshop.

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You can find the complete series of build videos for this project here, on our YouTube Channel.

Published: Sept., 24 2020
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