I have found it hard to find small hand tools for my workshop.
Just the simple ones.
The ones that I use every day.
I don't just work on flat plate sometimes its round and square sections.
I thought I would share what I use to get the job done. I hope others will post here with what they have made to help around the workshop.
I have wasted heaps of time over the years just putting up with an issue but today I had to solve it.
Our drill press never seems to align a drill bit without us having to spin the drill 180 degrees than adjusting half way in both the X & Y axis.
To find out where the problem was we turned up a length of 10mm or 3/8" diameter stainless steel rod with a 25 degree point.I placed it into the drill chuck and aligned it to a cross pattern I marked on some scrap ali. I then drilled a hole with a 5mm drill bit. The hole was off badly. I have a Jacob's keyless chuck which I know to be fine so I popped out the arbour and installed an old rusty arbour which I know to be straight. I then tapped on the original B16 Chinese key chuck and installed the stainless steel sharpened rod over another cross pattern.
This time when I drilled the hole I found it perfectly aligned with the X & Y axes.
The new arbour I stalled after purchasing the drill was bent or badly manufactured. The stainless steel centre point will be used from now on to locate the centre of a hole before installing the bit.
This will save time and increase the accuracy.
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Thread: Workshop Hand Tools
10-05-2012, 03:23 AM #1
Workshop Hand ToolsGrip it and Rip it