Drill Table for Magnetic Drill

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I recently got a magnetic drill so I could use annular cutters for large holes in steel. Normally the mag drill is clamped on top of the work. I wanted to use it with smaller pieces of steel where clamping on top would not work. So I made a drill table. The drill table is bolted together from 1" bar and clamped to my cutting table. The chips all go into the table which is very handy.

Photo 1 - The main rails are 1" x 3 1/2" with tube spacers 1/2" ID x 1" OD.
Photo 2 - The inner rails support the drill mounting plate, and the outer rails clamp to the welding table.
Photo 3 - Clamps.
Photo 4 - I made the inner rails adjustable with set screws, so the drill mounting plate can be made perfectly level with the main rails, from side to side and front to back.
Photo 5,6 - These show the normal and alternate setup. Normally it can drill to the middle of 4" material. With the alternate setup, it can drill to the middle of 10" material.

The drill mounting plate is 1"x6" bar, 12" long. Two welding clamps hold the work securely to the main rails.

Now I can get started on my next winter project, which is a larger thumb for the backhoe requiring four 1-1/2" holes in 1/2" material.

Added a photo that shows the whole table.
 

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Well thought out and nicely done, Pat!!

Easy to clamp the work, and self contained! I really like that!
 
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Thanks! Yes I had in mind I might want to set it up on another stand sometime so had to be self contained.
 
 
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