[Fab] Drill press fixed

Casey Callendrello c1 at caseyc.net
Wed Jul 25 10:22:30 PDT 2012


Awesome. Thanks!

I imagine some of our duller drill bits are also pushing the torque
limit. Does anyone know how to sharpen drill bits using a bench grinder?
If so, can you teach me?
-c


On 7/25/12 10:14 AM, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> John and I installed the new chuck on the drill press last night.
>
> We believe the previous chuck was damaged due to using too-large hole
> saw bits.  This style of chuck is attached to the drill via a "taper",
> which can be loosened and damaged if given too much torque.
>
> So, please don't use drill bits larger than 1" diameter on the Ryobi
> drill press at Noisebridge.  I'll try to put up a sign explaining this,
> but if anybody beats me to it that would be great.
>
> The new chuck is Authentic German Engineering, including Auf<->Zu
> markings.  It's pretty awesome.  The only downside is that it requires
> two hands to tighten.  C'est la vie.
>
> -andy
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