Working light for a drill press
Here are the materials for this simply mod. The led flashlight has been already earlier modified to work with a transformer instead of batteries. The flash light was a freebie, but these things only cost a couple of euros. The strip of aluminum is 1,5 mm thick and a bit overkill for this project.
The cartridge was used to bend the aluminum, the flash light itself might have crushed under the pressure so I figured it's better to use the cartridge I had lying around. The holes would have been easier to drill before bending the aluminum, but because I hadn't had my cup of coffee, I did everything the hard way.
The bent aluminum was then slipped on the flash light and the thing was ready to be installed.
I first thought I'd make a larger piece of aluminum to go around the stand of the drill press, but then I found a couple of screw holes that were easier to use. The original bolt was swapped to a longer one and now the screw hole doubles as a lamp stand.
The project took less than an hour and it makes aiming easier, so I recommend every drill press owner to make a small mod like this to their tool.
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