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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

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.


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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