When finding the best drill press, some of them would have the necessary accessories with it like the laser guide, clamps, and tool tray. With the number of accessories available to choose from, you’ll need to know which one of them is best suited for the task at hand as not all accessories are made for everything. Drill press accessories do not necessarily mean that they’ll improve the performance of the drill, rather, they assist in making the drilling process a lot easier.
Drill presses often come with a table or a platform where the drill will be operating on. Tables that are sold along with the machines are generally quite basic and usually don’t come with fences that prevent the materials from falling off. There are also tables that have been specially designed with stop blocks that will hold materials in place, which increases the drilling accuracy.
Other than tables, laser guides are also a really useful accessory that allows you to know which exact location that you’d like to bore holes into. Laser guides are important if you’re required to drill multiple holes that are closely spaced. This helps to prevent any forms of misalignment and redoing the whole workpiece. Laser guides are usually mounted on top of the bench drill press that pinpoints the exact location of the drill bit on the workpiece.
As it can be really tiring holding down small pieces of material for a long period of time, clamps are really good at keeping them in place. A drill press clamp is designed to hold small sized wood or metal in place with even pressure so that the outcome will be clean and accurate.
Accessories are only made to help your job slightly easier but do not mean you shouldn’t incorporate regular maintenance. While the drill press accessories are helping you to ease the process, remember to check on your bench drill press and clean them so that they’ll be able to last longer along with the accessories that it comes with.