Drill Press Vise

(6 customer reviews)


Build your own drill press vise! Excellent for small wooden parts!

Includes Imperial (U.S.) Version AND Metric Version!

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  • You’ll be immediately provided with an instant download link, and
  • A backup copy will be sent to you by email, just in case.

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These instructions are a complete step by step guide that will show you how to build a drill press vise with a removable sacrificial base.

This project is designed to by an EASY build. You can probably get most of it done in a couple of sessions. The most time consuming part will be waiting for epoxy and polyurethane to dry!

About the plans:

  • Formatted for normal sized (8.5″ x 11″) printer paper, so you can print them at home.
  • They include:
    • Imperial AND metric version!
    • A complete shopping list for the materials you need.
    • A complete list of parts you need to cut with all the dimensions necessary (with images).
    • Step by step instructions that accompany and compliment the build video.

About the Vise:

  • Dimensions: 6.75″ long x 5″ wide x 2″ tall, plus another couple inches in length for the handle.
  • Made from wood, so it won’t damage any small wooden parts you need to clamp up for drilling.
  • Sacrificial insert can be replaced by removing dowel pins.

Tools required (or at least strongly suggested) to build this project:

  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw (Recommended, but not necessary if you have a table saw sled or another way to make good cross cuts)
  • 23 Gauge Pin Nailer (Recommended, but not strictly necessary)
  • Drill
  • Drill Press (Recommended, but you could get by with a regular drill)
    • 5/64″ or 1/16″ bit
    • 7/8″ Spade or Forstner Bit
    • 1/8″
    • 1/4″
    • 5/16″ Bit
    • 5/16-18 Thread Tapping Bit
  • Sander/Sandpaper


Because this is a digital product, no refunds are allowed.

6 reviews for Drill Press Vise

  1. D. King

    Very simple, useful and easy project to make. Print the template, spray some adhesive on a piece of wood, (I used an adhesive that allows the paper to be peeled off after cutting), lay the paper template on the wood, cut around the lines and peel off the remaining paper template. That’s it!
    Optional: I had a rouund over router bit handy so used it for the outside top and side edges as well as the inside handle grip area rather than using a sander and file.

    • Tommy Rich

      Thanks for the review…FYI, I think this was meant for the push stick template. Either way, thanks for the review!

  2. Kevin D Stephens

    I like these very much, I actually made 4 of them. They are easy to make a function very well.

    • Tommy Rich

      Kevin, thanks for writing your review!

  3. Gary Long

    I love the free plans on your site. Simple and easy to make. Looking forward for more ideas from your channel. Thanks.

    • Tommy Rich


  4. Steve H

    Another great and easy project. The push stick was perfect and with the non slip surface makes it perfect for a wide range of materials. Your accompanying video was great as to the best way of making it. The end result looks very professional and far better than many you can purchase. Thanks again Tommy for all your work.

    • Tommy Rich

      Thank you, Steve! I believe this was intended for the push stick instead of the Drill Press Vise, but I appreciate the kind words nonetheless!

  5. craigneave (verified owner)

    Easy to follow instruction, having a video to watch is also handy and helpful

  6. Gary Stewart (verified owner)

    I made this for my more delicate items. I have a steel drill press vise. But it has more I’d a crushing grip than this wood one. I have used it a dozen times so far. It has worked perfectly each time. Delicate clamping with firm hold.

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