Rockwell Drill Press

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Rockwell Drill Press

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

Basic Info

  • Ownership: TBD
  • Location: In the metal shop
  • What it looks like:

Rockwell drill press photo

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Rockwell 15-069 (1/2 HP motor)
  • Part Number: 1721149


not specified


  • Please wear safety glasses!


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

Authorized Users and Trainers

No equipment access set up. See User:pajamapuma or Equipment Access Project for help.

Other References




Things that Need to be Done

Move to Wood Shop



Training Points (draft content to support Ted's shop training initiative)

  • Novice (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
  • User
    • Review all points 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
  • Expert
    • Review all points above
    • Using brushes or sanders in the chuck
    • Making fixtures for repeating hole locations
    • Making fixtures for workpiece clamping
  • Trainer
    • Expert level with sufficient experience