How To Make A Wooden Drill Press Vice || Homemade Drill Press Vice

 Suthar Sandeep  7499 View  November 5, 2017  Comments (14 )

A drill press vice is a clamping device that is designed to be used in conjunction with a drill press. The vice is suited to being used with drill press due to its flat surface design. Drill press vice has a mounting holes which coincide with the mounting holes on the machine’s table. These holes allow bolts to be passed through in order to clamp the vice in place of table. The vice is mounted to the table of a drill press, and hold workpiece securely. It is used to clamp and position the workpiece during drilling operation.


This wooden drill press vice is useful in wood working workshop and it is also useful in metal working workshop. This wooden vice is simple, easy and quick to make. Its capacity of about 4” and is used with drill press and also on work bench. It can be used to hold variety of materials, including metal, plastic and wood. It can also be used for industrial work, as well as by home hobbyists and craftsman.


Parts used with dimension :-

12mm Bolt with nut ( 7’’ length )

6mm Bolt threaded at the end (2.5” length )

Small washer of 8mm hole

2 Jaws ( Fixed jaw and movable jaw ) and 1 Bolt housing (L*w*h = 100mm*35mm*30mm)

2 Base plates of 12mm plywood ( 8” length and 2.25” width )

2 Upper plates of 15mm thickness (8” length and 1.25” width )

Sliding guide block ( 35mm*35mm*12mm )

2 Wooden blocks for base plate support ( 35mm*35mm*26mm )

How to make :-

Step 1 :- Cutting parts

I have used 12mm plywood in base plate so first of all cut the plywood of 8’’ length and 2.25” width of 2 pieces. Now cut the upper plates of 15mm thickness of 8” length and 1.25” width. Then after, cut the jaws and bolt housing. This 2 jaws (movable jaw and fixed jaw) and bolt housing has same dimension of L*w*h = 100mm*35mm*30mm.

Step 2 :- Assembly of parts

Now after cutting all the required parts, I assembled all cutting parts. For assembly of parts I have used screws and glue. So here first assemble both the base plate and upper plate together by use of screws and glue. Then after fixed jaw and bolt housing are attached with upper plate by screw and glue. Also 2 supporting wooden block are attached with base plate.

Step 3 :- Vice bolt and handle

I have used 12mm threaded bolt and make a slot at the end of bolt using angle grinder. Also cut the washer in middle and create two parts of it. Nut is fitted in the bolt housing, and after that pass the vice bolt through this nut. Now attach the end of the bolt with movable jaw by use of washer. Now it’s time to make a handle of the vice. Make a hole of 7mm diameter at the other end of the bolt, and after this the 6mm diameter and 2.5” long bolt is passed through this hole attached with it. So the vice bolt is easily turned with hand by use of this 2.5” bolt.

Step 4 :- Finishing and polishing

Now it’s time to finishing the vice. I will use sanding paper to finishing. After finishing process, next step polishing. Polish on the vice is provides better look to the drill press vice. Now the drill press vice is ready to use.


Advantages :-

It is very simple, easy and quick to build.

The cost of this vice is very less.

Useful in both metal work and wood work.

Light weight and simple construction.

Disadvantages :-

It is not strong as metal drill press vice.

It is used for small and light weight product.

Application :-

Mostly preferred for wood working workshop.

Small workshop of metal work.

Automobile workshop.

For better understand watch the video given below.

Comments (14)


i'm glad to watch your videos, which are very clear, i would like to ask you if you use hardwood in the clamps; Thanks in advance

RePly  November 17, 2019
Mick ,   Wednesbury, West Midlands, UK

Thank you, sir, for your wonderful guide on how to build this vice. Thank you, too, for other projects that you've detailed in how to make.

RePly  November 8, 2019
María Estela Valencia,   Medellín (Colombia)

Gracias, son muy útiles y prácticos. Me encantaría ver las medidas en cada módulo.

RePly  September 16, 2019

RePly  May 23, 2019
sopan kshirsagar,   ciroular hack

RePly  September 11, 2018
Angel ,   Rouen

Uno taladrado por 5 para una terraja de 6 y por uno taladrado por 4.25 para una terraja de 5

RePly  September 10, 2018
Angel,   Rouen

Broca para la tuerca ejenpro broca de 5 para la broca de;Uno taladrado por 5 para una terraja de 6

RePly  September 10, 2018
Benedito Zacharias,   Itu/SP/Brazil

Nice jig the drill press vice, congratulations.

RePly  August 27, 2018
Erick Veggian,   Neuilly Sur Marne

le plan les mesures comment fabriquer un objet sans les dimensions ? merci pour votre réponse

RePly  August 26, 2018
U Kyaw Than,   Myanmar

Homemade drill press vise

RePly  August 6, 2018

drill press I would love to have the measurments of parts used .Looks like a great project.

RePly  April 27, 2018
Lawrence Petersen,   Cagayan De Oro City

Your Drill Vice is a fantastic tool and will be making this soon as my next tool project. Thanks for sharing your brilliant video and idea.

RePly  March 31, 2018
Jürgen Elsner,   Bautzen

Hey das ist eine super Sache für mich da ich sehr viel Kleinteile bearbeite. Danke LG Jürgen

RePly  January 28, 2018
rob,   southampton uk

fantastic jigsaw jig you have done me one hell of a favor ,thank you ,keep on adding more ideas

RePly  December 29, 2017

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