Precision Improves Your Home Improvement

Using power equipment will cut down on the length of time required for your project. It will save you on wasted material and frustration too. A home improvement project interrupts the normal functioning of your home during the course of the project, which creates its own stress. Why add any more to it than necessary?

As soon as you say the words “home improvement” most homeowners see dollar signs flying out the window like a flock of runaway birds. They see all the money it’s going to cost. While there are unavoidable expenses associated with home improvement projects, you can avoid a lot of them by doing it yourself.

There’s also the matter of time. You need to think about how long it takes to renovate each room before you tackle it because during the process that room will be essentially off limits for normal use. If you only have one bathroom in the house, how long will it be completely unusable and how will you cope during that time?

Using power equipment will cut down on the length of time required for your project. It will save you on wasted material and frustration too. A home improvement project interrupts the normal functioning of your home during the course of the project, which creates its own stress. Why add any more to it than necessary?

What is a Drill Press?

You can drill perfect holes in wood, metal, bricks, glass, and ceramic tile. You’ll need different types of bits for each material but the results will professional quality.

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Tapping

A tap is a tool for making internal threads inside round holes. Tapping on a drill press ensures the flutes on the tap are properly aligned so you get consistent, even results each time.

Easier

The main attraction of a drill press, aside from the precision, is the ease of use. Drilling by hand requires you to exert pressure to push the drill bit down into the material. The harder the material, the more pressure required. Starting a drill hole, particularly on a slippery material such as tile or glass, requires both hands to hold the drill steady so the tip doesn’t slip and leave a long scratch on your material.

A drill press relives your back, arms, and shoulders of having to apply the pressure, as well as holding the drill tip rock steady on slick surfaces. You’ll save a lot of otherwise wasted material using a drill press.

Finishing

After your holes are drilled there will probably be some burrs or rough edges around the holes. A drum sander or belt sander can then be used to smooth over those edges. The sander can be used on other surfaces to give them a smooth, splinter-free feel. It will be the last stage of woodworking prior to staining or painting it.

Rotating Wood

A drill press can also be used for rotating wood. If a round furniture leg needs sanding or shaping, you can put it on the drill press and rotate it at slow speed while holding the sandpaper on it. You can also use a hand drill with a small drill bit to cut and shape the piece as it rotates.