The on/off switch (11) is located in the front of
the drill press for easy access.
The spindle and quill feed handles (2) radiate
from the spindle and quill pinion feed (3) hub, which
is located on the lower right-front side of the head
assembly (1). Pulling forward and down on any one
of the three spindle and quill feed handles, which
point upward at the time, moves the spindle and quill
assembly downward. Release the feed handle (2) and
the spindle and quill assembly return to the retracted
or upper position by spring action.
The quill lock handle (4) is located at the lower
left-front side of the head assembly. Turn the quill
lock handle clockwise to lock the quill at a desired
operating position. Release the quill by turning the
quill lock handle counterclockwise. However, in
most cases, the quill lock handle will be in the
The head lock handle (5) is located at the left-rear
side of the head assembly. Turn the head leek handle
clockwise to lock the head assembly at a desired
vertical height on the bench column. Turn the head
lock handle counterclockwise to release the head
assembly. When operating the drill press, you must
ensure that the head lock handle is tight at all times.
The head support collar handle (6) is located at
the right side of the head support collar and below the
head assembly. The handle locks the head support
collar, which secures the head vertically on the bench
column, and prevents the head from dropping when
the head lock handle is released. Turn the head
support collar lock handle clockwise to lock the
support to the bench column and counterclockwise to
Figure 3-4.Drill press.