Drill press

Boxford PD8 floor standing drill press

Safety #

Ask to be shown how to use it the first time you need to

Wear eye protection and ensure the guard is down

Use an appropriate speed for the drill and material you’re working with

Things to know #

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A safety interlock stops the machine if the belt access is opened

Don’t change the gear unless the machine is fully stopped


Foibles #

Using the foot brake trends to lock the machine in the off. This requires manually lifting the button cover and pulling the button back to its unpressed state

The real solution to this would be to replace the spring that resets this button.

Training #

Bil Bas is responsible for training for this machine.

Maintenence #

Bil Bas is responsible for maintaining this machine.

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