A Drill Press Vise is a mechanical apparatus that secures an object firmly enough between its jaws. It prevents the movement of the object while the drill bit is pressed into it. A Drill Press Vise uses a threaded rod to force two jaws together.
In some cases, Drill Press Vise uses the miter-gauge slot to secure to the table while others clamp to the table itself.
One of the major disadvantages is that most Drill Press Vises have jaw openings ranging between 6 or 7 inches (15.24 – 17.78 cm).
Due to this drawback, larger workpieces cannot be secured in Drill Press Vises.
Most machine shops and wood shops have a Drill Press that drills holes with a high degree of accuracy. Drill Press is created within a heavy cast-iron frame that sits on the floor or a workbench to escalate the stability.
At first, the workpiece is gently placed on the table. When the operator presses the rotating drill into the workpiece, the drill bit cuts a hole.
How can you secure a workpiece?
There ate two methods to secure a workpiece firmly enough to prevent unwanted movements.
Either you can use clamps to fixate the workpiece to the table or opt for Drill Press Vise.
Clamps are preferred when there are large and irregularly-shaped workpieces.
On the other hand, Drill Press Vises works best when working with thicker, narrower, or tall pieces.
It is because these pieces will perfectly fit in the narrow space between the Vise’s jaws.
Drill Press Vise is also preferable where multiple holes need to be drilled in the workpiece.
How does the process work?
Determine the hole, and thereafter, set the Vise in place to drill a hole.
Next, loosen the Vise and move the object to line up the next hole under the drill bit.
Well, a similar concept holds when drilling holes in multiple identical workpieces as well.