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Every drill press naturally casts a shadow on your workpiece, so some sort of extra light is a necessity for safe effective operation. By attaching this LED light to the drill press quill it...
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• 14 white light LEDs arranged in a circular housing
• Fits drill presses with quill diameters 1-5⁄8" to 3-7⁄8"
• Strong magnet fixes switch to any steel or cast-iron surface
• Installs without tools using three thumbscrews
• Power supplied by a wall transformer
Works on my CNC...
WIll fit Bridgeport style mills, but screws stick out a fair bit in that use. Had to trim the tips and cut down the screws. Tormach now sells a version with brighter LEDs that I'd like to see in this product.
Not so brite
May work well in the total darkness but doesn't help much in the dim corner of the shop where the drill press is. There was no significant increase in light at the vise. This was on a 20" drill press so it may be OK closer on a smaller drill press.
Pricey but worth it
Lighting at the drill press has been a persistent problem for years. With vision in just one eye (and that is succombing to age) this product is a godsend. However, for that same reason I rely heavily on my laser target and out of the box this light blocked it (it's just a bench press). Still the fix was easy - an insert with a 2 1/8" hole at the back edge to fit my quill and a small gap for adjustment did the trick. The light's clamping screws snug the insert up nicely to the quill and now I have the best of both worlds. Great product and it sure beats every contraption I have rigged up over the years.
They got it right!
The positioning and amount of light is perfect! And on my chuck, the lighting looks SO cool!! Don't take my word for it check out the photo. I just love it when a design "Gets it right!" I HIGHLY recommend this product, It's GREAT