24x18 Drill Press Fixture Plate
Drill Press Fixture Plate
This plate is 24x18 by 5/8" thick. It has 5/8" diameter holes on 2" centers, and also 1/2-13 tapped holes also on 2" centers.
Lots of possibilities on what you can do with this plate. It’s ground flat and case hardened, also has a black oxide finish
Mounting it on a Drill Press
There’s a couple ways to mount this plate to an existing drill press table. Most drill press tables either have through holes and slots, or T-slots. When you bolt it to your existing table surface, you will need to leave some space between the new plate and the existing plate for the BuildPro clamps and ball lock bolts.
You can either use flush mount shoulder bolts to mount the plate using the 5/8 diameter holes, or you can use threaded rods, bolts, or T-slot nuts to mount using the threads.
My drill press had a table with inverted T slots. It was Ok. Having a good fixture plate instead has made setting up work 1000% easier, faster and more fun .