release the support. When operating the drill press, ensure that the head support collar lock handle is tight at all times.
As you face the drill press, the tilting table lock handle is located at the right-rear side of the tilting table bracket. The lockpin secures the table at a horizontal or 45° angle. This allows you to move the table to the side, out of the way for long pieces of wood. The table support collar (8) allows you to raise or lower the table. Turn the tilting table lock handle counterclockwise to release the tilting table bracket so it can be moved up and down or around the bench column. Lock the tilting table assembly at the desired height by turning the lock handle clockwise. When operating the drill press, ensure that the tilting table lock handle is tight at all times.
The adjustable locknut (14) is located on the depth gauge rod (17). The purpose of the adjustable locknut is to regulate depth drilling. Turn the adjustable locknut clockwise to decrease the downward travel of the spindle. The locknut must be secured against the depth pointer (13) when operating the drill press. The depth of the hole is shown on the depth scale (15).
Observe the following safety precautions when operating a drill press:
Make sure that the drill is properly secured in the chuck (12) and that the chuck key (9) is removed before starting the drill press.
Make sure your material is properly secured.
Operate the feed handle with a slow, steady pressure to make sure you don't break the drill bit or cause the V-belt to slip.
Make sure all locking handles are tight and that the V-belt is not slipping.
Make sure the electric cord is securely connected and in good shape.
Make sure you are not wearing hanging or loose clothing.
Listen for any sounds that may be trouble.
After you have finished operating press, make sure the area is clean. signs of the drill
The woodworking lathe is, without question, the oldest of all woodworking machines. In its early form, it consisted of two holding centers with the suspended stock being rotated by an endless rope belt. It was operated by having one person pull on the rope hand over hand while the cutting was done by a second person holding crude hand lathe tools on an improvised beam rest.
The actual operations of woodturning performed on a modern lathe are still done to a great degree with woodturner's hand tools. However, machine lathe work is coming more and more into use with the introduction of newly designed lathes for that purpose.
The lathe is used in turning or shaping round drums, disks, and any object that requires a true diameter. The size of a lathe is determined by the maximum diameter of the work it can swing over its bed. There are various sizes and types of wood lathes, ranging from very small sizes for delicate work to large surface or bull lathes that can swing jobs 15 feet in diameter.
Figure 3-5 illustrates a type of lathe that you may find in your shop. It is made in three sizes to swing 16-, 20-, and 24-inch diameter stock. The lathe has four major parts: bed, headstock, tailstock, and tool rest.
The lathe shown in figure 3-5 has an iron bed and comes in assorted lengths. The bed is a broad, flat surface that supports the other parts of the machine. The headstock is mounted on the left end of the lathe bed. All power for the lathe is transmitted through the headstock. It has a fully enclosed motor that gives variable spindle speed. The spindle is threaded at the front end to receive the faceplates. A faceplate attachment to the motor spindle is furnished to hold or mount small jobs having large diameters. There is also a flange on the rear end of the spindle to receive large faceplates, which are held securely by four stud bolts.
The tailstock is located on the right end of the lathe and is movable along the length of the bed. It supports one end of the work while the other end is being turned by the headstock spur. The tail center can be removed from the stock by simply backing the screw. The shank is tapered to center the point automatically.Continue Reading