The most commonly done operation on a drill press is making holes; it is fast, precise and simple to use, making it one of the most used power tools in a woodworking shop. Many types of bits are available for drill presses.
To bore a through hole, first, install the diameter size bit you need, ensuring it is in good condition and centered in the chuck. If you need a well finished hole on the far side of the work piece, place a backup block under it.
• Mark the hole location with a penciled crosshair.
• Locate the work piece so that the drill bit aligns with the hole location.