Drill Press - Clausing

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The Clausing 20" Variable Speed Drill Press is a typical floor mounted 20-inch drill press. It is used to drill holes in all kinds of wood, plastic, and metal and can be used with a variety of tools.

How to Start

  1. Get a think[box] Ability Badge: Come to think[box] and ask a Student Worker for an Ability Badge Orientation. They will ask you to read sections of the think[box] Access Policies and Safety Policies and then you will read and sign an electronic Machine Shop Access Agreement. You will be given an Ability Badge, which must be worn at all times when you are using the machine shop. Note, you are not yet approved to use the machines in the machine shop.
  2. Review the Study Guide: Read the think[box] Drill Press Study Guide and familiarize youself with the parts, terminology, and general safety information pertaining to the drill press.
  3. Take the Online Safety Quiz: Take and pass the think[box] online Drill Press Quiz. You must get 100% on the quiz to pass. Refer to the Study Guide as you take the quiz. If you do not pass the first time, review your answers and make sure you know why you didn't pass, then take the quiz again. You may take the quiz as many times as you need to until you pass.
  4. Schedule an in Person Certification Class*: Go to the Online Scheduler to schedule a time to take the think[box] Drilling and Tapping Certification Class. This is a 1.5 hour class taught by think[box] staff that covers basic drill press safety and operation. Upon successful completion of the class, you will be given a "DRILL" sticker for your ability badge that grants you permission to use the think[box] drill press during all open hours. 

    * If you already know how to use this equipment, please use the above link anyway and use the comments section of the online scheduler to indicate your level of familiarity with the equipment. Depending on your past experience think[box] staff are willing to expedite the certification process. 

File Format 



Wood, Plastic, Metal

Regular Price Undergraduate Student Price



Technical Details

  • Keyed Chuck to securely hold tool
  • Wide variety of tooling and clamping fixtures available 

Training Calendar

Use of the drill press is scheduled on a first come, first served basis, however training sessions do take priority since they are scheduled in advance. Please look at the calendar below to see when the drill press will be in use. Additionally, you can call ahead ((216) 368-3248) to see if the machine is in use.