We showed you a few times here Tom Silkett’s design for a drill press vise as a project submission. Those were very fancy and looked great. For those that just want a basic drill press vise, these are easy to build.
A vise for the drill press is great to have because You can quickly clamp it to the drill press and then it will free up any holding on your part. On top of that, if you have to have the piece away from the fence, it is dangerous to just hold the piece by hand. This device will grasp the work piece so that you don’t have to worry about the piece being flung at you, possibly damaging the piece or your body.
I have had this happen before with another machine, and it not only scared me half to death, it messed up the piece I was making the cut on and it busted the fence on the machine. So this vise will definitely help prevent that from happening to you. Enjoy!