Since it’s my birthday (I am 23 & a half – half a century) the ladywife has decided that I should have a proper drill press, as everything I make seems to need all sorts of procedures involving one. I have a corded drill of immense torque in a drill pressing fangle of immense bulk but it isn’t really as good as a proper drill press would be – especially one such as that Nova Voyager, which seems designed for woodworkers rather than just metal workers; and of a very high & powerful quality.
My question – what, besides straightforward drilling, is this fantastic machine good for?
I’m assuming it can support all kinds of drum sanding. I hope to buy a kit that has various diameters, a velcro mounting design and a lower support thingy so that both ends of the drum are held to keep it vertical.
How about use of an add-on mortising attachment? I tried one long, long ago when I had a bog-standard drill press but it was useless as everything distorted because applying the chisel to the wood caused various imprecise drill press parts to squish and squash out of kilter. But the Nova Voyager looks as though it would never squish & squash. Has any Voyager user tried a mortising attachment on it with success?
Are there any other procedures novel to a drill press that folk have tried and found useful? One has to justify such an immense spend on a drill press somehow, see? 🙂