Rockwell Drill Press

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Rockwell Drill Press
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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





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


Move to Wood Shop