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== Training ==
Each core class is a prerequisite for the next core class; the electives (if any) are optional.
* '''Core Class 1''' (group or individual trainingl)
** Wood shop tour
** Safety glasses, dangling hair, hoodie strings, etc.
** Power switch location/operation
** Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
** Clamping the workpiece safely
** How hard to push the drill bit into the workpiece
** Marking an accurate hole location
** Center punch / center drill to begin holes
** Selecting drill bits
** Changing drill bits
** Cleanup with shop vac or brush
* '''Core Class 2''' (small group or individual training)
** Review all core topics above
** Adjusting the table height
** Setting the vertical travel stops
** Using a drill press vise
** Dust control system
** How to tell when a bit needs to be sharpened
** Changing the drill speed
** Using Forstner and other large (over 1/2 in) bits
** Consumables costs
* '''Core Class 3''' (individual hands-on training)
** Review all core topics above
** Using brushes or sanders in the chuck
** Making fixtures for repeating hole locations
** Making fixtures for workpiece clamping
[[Category:Machine Shop]]
[[Category:Machine Shop]]

Revision as of 10:40, 11 November 2012

Rockwell Drill Press
[[Image:Rockwell drill press photo|175px| ]]
Name Rockwell Drill Press
Owner TBD
Make Model Rockwell 15-069 (1/2 HP motor)
Part Number 1721149
Date Acquired
Storage Location In the metal shop
Authorization Required
Documentation * Please read the drill press safety tips in the Rapidly-Rotating Scythe FAQ.
Other References TBD


It is used for drilling holes in a variety of materials (metal, wood, etc.).


  • Please wear safety glasses!


  • Drill press accessories are kept on the plastic shelves on the other side of the bench grinders.

Maintenance Info





Move to Wood Shop