If you need to drill more than a few holes it may be worth purchasing a pocket jig. In this video ill make an angle drill press vise that will allow me to drill and mill holes at an angle.
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Drilling angles with a drill press rianquinn posted in power tools and machinery on november 3 2013 1021am i am new to using a drill press and need to drill 4 angles for 4 dowel rods in a stright long piece of wood.
How to drill at an angle with a drill press. Lay the drill along the angle and use the wood to guide the drill while pushing into the wood. Pocket jigs are cheap simple devices that guide your drill bit into the material at an angle. Many shop machines with adjustable angle tables do most of their work with the table set to achieve 90 degree results.
3 make sure to hold on tight to the guiding piece of wood while drilling. A drill press is the ideal tool for drilling straight or angled holes perfectly each time but the attached tables are set in a fixed position. This jig attaches to your drill press and makes it easy to drill multiple holes at any angle from 0 to 45 degrees.
Never change the precise 90 degree setting of your drill press table again with this adjustable angle drilling jig. A drill press is the best possible way to drill an angle. Your steady hands cant match the accuracy of a drill press and this jig drills perfectly angled holes without fail.
The downside is that you can only work on small pieces of material. As you can see its a simple easy to build design.
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