Flex-Shaft Drill Press

by bryancera, published

Flex-Shaft Drill Press by bryancera Feb 2, 2014


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A drill press for use with a JOOLTOOL Flex-Shaft (http://jooltool.com/site/product/flex-shaft-drilling-kit/).

Designed with PCB fabrication in mind, but can be used on other materials including plastics and aluminum.


This design has been refined since the above photos and video were taken.


For this press, aside from the 3D printed components hosted here on Thingiverse, you will need:

  • JOOLTOOL Flex Shaft Kit (http://jooltool.com/site/product/flex-shaft-drilling-kit/)
  • 10mm smooth rod
  • 10mm linear bearings (x2)
  • large spring
  • 0.5" x 0.125" Aluminum bar stock (for the levers)
  • 8-32 nuts and bolts (for lever joints, mounting, and clamps)
  • 10-32 bolt and nut (for z-adjust)
  • 8-32 tap (for joining the two levers)
  • washers (optional)
  • small woodscrews (for mounting the base cover plate)
  • plasti-dip (optional - for the lever handle)
  • concrete patch (for filling the base)

More details on this build here:

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Hey I just found this press. Do you know what the thickness of the JoolTool flex shaft holder is? I'm asking cuz I have a generic brand that's a 1" barrel holder. Just curious if it will fit. Didn't see it anywhere on the Jooltool site. Either way, great looking press. I need something for jewelry and very small art and craft and modeling projects. Thanks for posting.