Delta Drill Press (8in)

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Delta Drill Press (8in)
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Owner/Loaner PS:One
Serial Number R 8913
Make/Model 11-950
Arrival Date 2009
Usability yes
Contact Dan Meyer
Where Electronics Shop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $50
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Delta Drill Press (8in) Area: {{{hostarea}}}


Safe Operation

The drill press comes in a floor or bench-mounted model. It has a motor driven head that has a chuck that accepts bits or cutters. It also has an adjustable table on which the work is mounted. It is operated by pulling a rotary lever that lowers the drill bit into the material. To avoid accidents, the following operational safety rules must be observed by everyone working on the Pumping Station: One (PS:One) drill press. Failure to follow the safety rules may result in a loss of shop privileges.

Start With A Risk Assessment To Ensure A Safe Work Area:
1. 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.
2. Safety glasses with side shields or a face shield must be worn. Hearing protection should be worn.
3. Remove loose fitting clothing, jewelry, and tie back long hair.
4. Give the work your undivided attention.
5. Do not wear gloves or anything that would allow a hand, fingers or clothing to be wrapped around the revolving bit.

Operational Safety Rules:
1. Approach your work in the PS:One shop and on the drill press with a safe attitude!
2. Make all drill press adjustments with the power shut off.
3. Keep all guards and covers on the machine when it is on and running.
4. Make sure the size of the bit is equal to or less than the capacity of the drill press.
5. Do not exceed the recommended speeds for the type and size of drill bit being used or composition of the stock being drilled.
6. Center punch the drill-hole location into the stock.
7. Insert bit into drill chuck and tighten with the chuck key. REMOVE CHUCK KEY FROM THE DRILL CHUCK BEFORE STARTING THE DRILL PRESS.
8. Use a clamp or vise to securely fasten the stock to the drill press table. Never attempt to handhold stock less than 3’ long while drilling.
9. Drill into cylindrical stock using a “V” block.
10. Long stock should be drilled with the excess to the left of the operator. If the stock rotates it will hit the drill press column, not the operator.
11. Support the underside of the stock to be drilled with a backer board secured to the drill press table. EXCEPT FOR THE EXISTING CENTER HOLE IN THE TABLE DO NOT DRILL INTO THE DRILL PRESS’ TABLE!
12. Never start the machine without the table clear of everything except the stock you are drilling.
13. Keep hands and fingers at least 3” from rotating drill bits.
14. When drilling deep holes, frequently raise the drill bit from the hole and use a chip brush to remove cuttings and allow the cool bit to cool down.
15. When you begin to break through the underside of the stock, ease up on the feed as to not tear the material from the underside. In addition breaking through too quickly may cause the stock to pulled up the drill bit and off the table
16. If a drill bit binds, turn off the drill press and carefully turn drill chuck backwards by hand to free the drill bit.
17. Never reach around or under a rotating drill bit or grab the chuck to stop a drill press. This can result in hand puncture or other serious injury.
18. Turn the drill press off before looking up or walking away from the machine.
19. Never stop the rotation of the drill chuck, spindle, or uncontrolled stock rotation when jammed on the bit with your hands or fingers.
20. Don’t touch the drill bit and shavings since they are hot immediately after drilling.
21. Always clean the drill press table and work area upon completion of the drilling task. Do not use your hands or blow the drill shavings, use a chip brush.
22. When drilling into metal use cutting oil and apply moderate downward pressure. If you generate excessive smoke from the cutting oil you are either applying too much pressure or your bit is dull. Rags or chip brushes saturated with cutting oil should be disposed of in a fire can or outside in the dumpster. Never place oil saturated material in the interior garbage cans within the space!

Drill Press Safety Exam

Minimum score to pass: 70%
You may also take this test online at:

1. Remove the chuck key from the chuck before turning on the power.
A. Every time
B. Only when using a cup saw cutter

2. Keep a guard over the pulleys and belt unless the unit is unplugged.
A. True
B. False

3. When should you use a clamp for your stock on the drill press?
A. Always
B. Only when the stock is smaller than 6”
C. When you do not have help
D. Never

4. For control and safety how far should your hands and fingers be away from the revolving drill bit?
A. As close as you need: the drill press is a very safe
B. As far as practical, with a minimum of 3”
C. As far as practical, with a minimum of 6”
D. Never have your hands near the table

5. When drilling a hole in cylindrical stock hold the stock:
A. Securely by hand
B. Never drill in cylindrical stock
C. Using a “V” block
D. With help from a friend

6. When drilling a long piece of stock?
A. Place the excess length to the right of the operator
B. Place the excess length to the left of the operator

7. When drilling a deep hole, raise the bit often?
A. To allow the chips to escape the hole
B. To cool the bit
C. To give your right arm a rest
D. Both A & B

8. When the drill begins to break through the underneath side of the stock, you should?
A. Ease up on the feed pressure
B. Maintain the same feed pressure
C. Stop the drill immediately
D. Apply more pressure

9. It is OK to wear gloves when drilling:
A. Into sheet metal that can easily cut you
B. When you don’t want to get splinters
C. Into metal bar stock that becomes hot to prevent burns
D. It is never OK to wear gloves

10. The safest way to remove chips from the drill press is to?
A. Brush away with hand
B. Blow away chips by mouth
C. Brush away with bench or chip brush
D. Blow away chips with an air nozzle

Score: ______________

X ___________________________________ Date: ________________________
Signature Of PS:One Member

X ___________________________________ Date: ________________________
Signature Of PS:One Safety Officer Or Authorized Representative

This tool may require training to be used correctly.

Training Resources

MIT Machine Shop 1 – Machining Skills for Prototype Development
MIT Machine Shop 2 – Machining Skills for Prototype Development
MIT Machine Shop 3 – Machining Skills for Prototype Development

List of Currently Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By
Sacha De'Angeli Danger Committee
Shawn Blaszak Nathan Witt
Chris Fanning Shawn Blaszak
Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin Sacha De'Angeli
Gabriel Rosenhouse Adrianna McKinley
Justin Miles Anna Yu
Max Stahl Anna Yu
Cody Greene Anna Yu
Zac Mitton Anna Yu
Stephan Kulov Anna Yu
Jesse Seay Adriana
Greg Teiber Camo
Edward Muela Anna Yu
Samuel Swope Anna Yu
Everett Wilson Anna Yu
Jason Shanfield Matt Triano
Dan Thomson Jason Shanfield