This small drill press see mostly wood use and no cutting fluids , when drilling small holes in metals like aluminum. I drill larger holes in steel on a larger DP and that's where I use cutting fluids, but no wood drilling. This little table just slips on and is contained by strips on either side. I use a magnet to hold the chuck key in plain sight.
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