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Like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole

20. February 2012 16:43
by Sean

DIY PCB Drill Press for $15 (sort of)

20. February 2012 16:43 by Sean | 0 Comments

I’ve recently been working on producing my own PCBs at home and ran into the problem of how to reliably and accurately drill the holes I needed.

I had a quick search to see how other people were attacking the problem and managed to find a design for a home made drill press on Instructables which was genius in it’s simplicity. Four hinges and some lengths of timber combine to make an almost perfect plunge action with great accuracy. Here is my take on the idea with photos of the mechanism and a quick video showing it in action.