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    Tilting table / vise for drill press

    I'd like to add a left-right tilting table / clamp / vise to my 20" drill press. Its table doesn't tilt. I would be using it for woodworking, so I'm thinking at least 6" width holding capacity.

    Is there anything out there, well made, or will I have to come up with something on my own? Maybe get some sort of vise and bolt it to a tiltable table. At least, a tilting bed with T slots for clamps and hold downs.

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    Just watched this video yesterday from Woodpecker's. It may do what you are looking for. There is a description on the bottom of the video that goes to their sight.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA41qzwTrUw

    https://www.woodpeck.com/duax-angle-drilling-table.html
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    I bought a used tilting milling vise like this from c-list. About $100 several years ago. I could screw plywood to a 2x4 and grab the 2x4 in the vise jaws if I need a big flat table. Note the weight and you loose depth under the spindle. A simple single axis tilt one would weigh a lot less.
    Mine weighs 80-90 pounds or more. But, it has two axis tilt and rotation. I plan to use it to sharpen planer blades
    Bill D.

    https://www.wiltontools.com/us/en/vi...c3xtiltmillvis
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    I got a 6" angle vise from a late friend of mine, but I don't know where he got it. I had assumed Harbor Freight, but they don't currently show anything like it online. It also has pivoting jaw inserts that can handle round or oddly shaped workpieces.

    Grizzly sells cast iron angle vises (sans the pivoting jaw inserts) and tilt tables that might do what you want, depending on budget and capacity requirements.

    For woodworking, I'd probably build a tilting table with heavy duty piano hinges that could be clamped/bolted to your DP table from any side, to allow tilting in any direction. On top of that, you could use whatever work-holding arrangement you want.

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    For metal working a sine table is super accurate but a pain to lock down in position. That would be easy enough to make in wood with a good accuracy.
    Bill D

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    I have this vise:

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    If the angle isn't extreme and I have a number of holes (or cuts on the bandsaw) at the same angle I usually build a quick wedge to support the work.

    JKJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Eure View Post
    Just watched this video yesterday from Woodpecker's. It may do what you are looking for. There is a description on the bottom of the video that goes to their sight.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA41qzwTrUw

    https://www.woodpeck.com/duax-angle-drilling-table.html
    The Woodpeck unit is the idea I'm looking for, but I want about 3 times the footprint for long heavy stock. I like the features but would like to throw on it a 16/4 walnut board if I need to. I think this is more what I'm after but commercially made, maybe even bigger, and with t slots.

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    Tamara (3x3 Custom) on the 'Tube did a nice tilting table similar to the one that Jonathan just posted.
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