8 inch Central Machinery Drill Press


Status Operational
Zone Machine Shop
Owner Tim Schmidt
Tool Type Drill Press
Member Category Full
User Manual 44506.pdf
Manufacturer Central Machinery
Model 44506
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A drill press is a fixed style of drill that may be mounted on a stand or bolted to the floor or workbench. A drill press consists of a base, column , table, spindle, and drill head. The head has a set of handles radiating from a central hub that, when turned, move the spindle and chuck vertically, parallel to the axis of the column. The table can be adjusted vertically.

Safety Rules

In addition to the shop safety rules the following rules should be followed.

  • A two foot perimeter around the drill press should be kept clear of people, debris and sawdust that impair traction or footing to avoid slips and falls.
  • Safety glasses with side shields or a face shield must be worn. Hearing protection should be worn.
  • Remove loose fitting clothing, jewelry, and tie back long hair.
  • Give the work your undivided attention.
  • Do not wear gloves or anything that would allow a hand, fingers or clothing to be wrapped around the revolving bit.

Contacts for training

  • Tim Schmidt
  • Brian Adams
  • Carl Raymond

Safety Training

  • Review of machine and shop safety rules.
  • Proper procedures for preparing / setup operations.
  • Proper operation and control of machine.
  • Proper procedures for cleanup.

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