In our life, using a drill press is quite common and we may have to carry out a lot of tasks that are related to drilling or screw driving. Therefore, at least, we should get something about a small drill press and prepare to buy one item to use in our home. Even though there are a lot of people buying this machine, not all of them know how to use it in a proper and safe way. In this article, I will give you simple guides of using and some notes when you work with a drill press.
- Steps in using a drill press
In terms of utilizing a drill press, there are 4 steps. Sometimes, you can find out only 3 steps or even 5 steps in using this machine. It is very common on the grounds that two steps can be gathered or one step is divided into two smaller steps. To be clear, here are the four steps easy for you to understand.
- Step 1: insert the countersink on the chuck
You know that when we do not use the drill press, we will have to detach the countersink out of the chuck in order to prevent some unexpected accidents to users or to other people who do not know how to use the machine.
By contrast, before the drill press is operated, it is compulsory to insert the right countersink to drill the material you want. First and foremost, you have to choose the countersink that has the suitable sizes with the sizes of the hole you expect to drill.
With each model of drill press that has different capacities, the requirements for the size and the characteristics of the countersink will be different. As usual, for each drill press, the manufacturers will write all the specifications of necessity and tell us to read the user manual before using this machine.
For example, with a multi functional drill press which can have the capacity peaking 800W high capacity and can work under harsh condition such as in constructing and in mechanism, the maximum diameter of the countersink is 26mm. We will not use the countersink of large sizes.
After inserting the countersink, we will adjust its position to where we need to drill.
- Step 2: Connect the electric power
The second step is to check and provide the electric power for the drill press. After that, we can press the on switch to let the drill press operate..
When the drill press works, we can drill gradually until we finish. In this step, we have to put all our concentration on the machine in order to avoid rubbing condition which will heat the countersink and cause burning. This also lowers the capacity of the machine.
After drilling, we should know about detaching some details, particularly the countersink in order to keep the durability and prolong the life span of the machine.
Remember to raise the countersink above the drilled hole and press the off switch after then. In case the short circuit happens during drilling, the drill press should come back to the beginning before continuing working.
These steps are quite clear for you to follow. Understanding this will help you a lot in terms of using a drill press.
- Notes for protecting the drill press
Even though the drill press is a mechanical machine, it still needs protecting. It is obvious that if we do not keep it in safe conditions, there will have damages and worn out after we use it and this process often takes place more quickly.
By contrast, if we know to preserve the drill press, it can stay durable and effective. More specific, after using, we had better wait until it release all the heat from the countersink and the motor and then clean it carefully.
Bottom line: all the steps mentioned above are logic and have tight relationship with each other. We will have safe experience with this machine if we understand and follow the right principles. I hope that you will enjoy the information of this post and you will use your drill press more effectively.