Woodpeckers Drill Press Table Pro System
We woodworkers have always been an afterthought to drill press designers. Their focus has been on metal-working features. Since 1994 Woodpeckers has built auxiliary tables that transform the drill press into a more functional woodworking machine, and now we’re introducing our newest, most innovative model. Woodpeckers new DP-PRO Drill Press Table System installs in minutes on virtually every drill press table on the market, doesn’t interfere with machine adjustments, expands to support longer work and is the first system to effectively integrate dust collection right at the source.
The heart of the system is the all new DP-PRO Fence. We made it tall enough to support work vertically as well as horizontally and created the new DP-PRO Flip Stops with built-in thumbwheel micro-adjustment to match the fence perfectly.
Then we made that taller fence into an integrated dust collection duct with its opening right at the center of the fence, right where the chips are created. Just attach a vacuum or dust collector to the port at the end of the fence and virtually all the chips and dust are sucked up instantly. For your convenience, the dust port can be assembled on either end of the fence to best suit your shop layout.
Seems no matter how big your shop is, it isn’t big enough. We designed the DP-PRO Table with extension wings that slide out for extra support when you need it and tuck back in tight to the central table and out of the way when you don’t. To accommodate different shop sizes and project needs we offer two table sizes. The 36" model is 24" wide when the wings are tucked in and 36" with the wings extended. Similarly, the 48" model is 36" closed and 48" extended.
The table and extensions are made from full 1" thick Baltic Birch plywood with black Micro-Dot laminate on both sides. The Micro-Dot surface reduces friction and holds up better to abrasion than smooth laminates. Graduated DP-Tracks provide mounting for both the fence and hold-down clamps. We even milled a clearance slot at the front of the track so you can install hold-downs from the front without moving the fence. And, the replaceable insert is offset so you can get multiple uses from each insert...just turn it 90° for a fresh surface.
Our newly designed DP-PRO Drawer Base is the foundation of the system. After-market and shop-built drill press tables have always struggled with two issues, attaching the table to the existing drill press table and maintaining clearance for the elevation crank. The DP-PRO Drawer Base solves both problems and adds a convenient storage drawer at the same time. The bottom has slots that align with most drill press tables, whether it has T-slots or through-slots, diagonal or parallel. We include hardware to fit the various T-slot designs and multiple sizes of through-slots.
The drawer base elevates the auxiliary table 4" above the main table, providing clearance for even the longest table elevation cranks. As an added benefit, the space created by elevating the table makes a perfect place for a drawer to hold your drill bits, chuck keys and clamps.
If you’re ready to turn your drill press into a real woodworking machine, we’ve bundled all these new components into turn-key packages for you. The 36/36 and 48/48 DP-PRO Master Systems (36" table with 36" fence; 48" table with 48" fence) include the DP-PRO Drawer Base, DP-PRO Table with extension wings, the DP-PRO Fence that matches the extended table size, two DP-PRO Flip Stops and a pair of our versatile Knuckle Clamps
If your shop is crowded and you would prefer your fence matches the table size with the wings tucked in, we offer alternative Master Systems, too. Those would be the 48/36 and 36/24 DP-PRO Master Systems (48" table with 36" fence; 36" table with 24" fence). They include the DP-PRO Drawer Base, DP-PRO Table with extension wings, the DP-PRO Fence that matches the closed table size, two DP-PRO Flip Stops and a pair of our versatile Knuckle Clamps
Since every table fits every fence, and you may have specific needs in your shop, we also offer “Basic” models, which include the DP-PRO Drawer Base and DP-PRO Table (without fence).
All three sizes of the DP-PRO Fence, the micro-adjustable DP-PRO Flip Stops and the Knuckle Clamps are available separately so you can build on a Basic model or add more to a Master System.
If you already have one of our drill press tables or you’ve built your own, the best new features of the DP-PRO System will adapt to the table you already have. If you’ve rapped your knuckles while adjusting the table one too many times and never seem to find a home for your drill bits, you’re ready for a DP-PRO Drawer Base. Likewise, if you love the vacuum pick-up and micro-adjustable stops of the new DP-PRO Fence, it will fit perfectly on your original Woodpeckers Drill Press Table and can be adapted to just about any other table, as well.
Like all Woodpeckers products, the DP-PRO Drill Press Tables are precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio, manufacturing facility, just south of Cleveland. We’ve put together some great savings on pre-production orders. Be among the first to own this best-in-class drill press table system. Pre-production pricing ends June 22, 2020. Delivery of the first production models is scheduled for September 2020.