Plans to Drill Welding Table

Using an Annular Cutter to Drill Fixture Table

I go over my plans to use a 16mm Annular Cutter and Vevor Mag Drill to upgrade the top of my Klutch / Harbor Freight Fixture Table. This is a bit of a “shaggy dog story” (an extremely long-winded anecdote characterized by extensive narration of typically irrelevant incidents and terminated by an anticlimax). I receive a 15mm, instead of a 16mm annular cutter.


Titanium Fixture Table / Klutch Fixture Table Video
Vevor Mag Drill Videos

Fixture Table Upgrade Plans

I’m planning on replacing the top of my Klutch Fixture Table (Amazon), which I compared to Harbor Freight’s Titanium Fixture Table in a previous video. The link will be in the description and top-right of this video, right now.

I’m going to use the current top as a template to drill out a piece of 5/16 with my Vevor Mag Drill. And you guessed it, I’ve got videos of that one too!

Problem With Annular Cutter

I ordered a 16mm annular cutter off Amazon, and I got, a “little bit” of a surprise, and I mean that literally. When I first opened the package, I chuckled because it’s labeled as HSS Annular Cutter 16″ x 1″. Imagine that for a second, that’s an extra large pizza, you could use the slug as a pan! I pulled it out and compared it to the holes on my tabletop, and noticed it was a “bit of a loose fit”.

I pretended to be a machinist, for a second, and I pulled out my “el-cheapo” digital caliper. I was astounded to see it measure out at 15mm. I know inflation is running rampant, but dammit I paid for that extra millimeter! I called up Michigan Drill Corporation and demanded to speak to the Manager! No, not-not really. I sent them an email through Amazon and they double checked their other cutters, and sent me out a replacement right away.

It arrived via USPS yellow envelope and I carefully inspected it. I now have the 16mm annular cutter of my dreams, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me in life!

Test Drilling for Welding Table

I was so excited I decided to take it for a test run through a piece of 5/16 flat bar. I’m planning on drilling out 216 of these holes, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have a practice run.

I’m not using the coolant tank here, so I have to stop and manually add cutting fluid. This slows the process down a lot, but I haven’t fabricated my mag drill stand with a drain yet. This should go much faster when I can just run the drill nonstop… or at least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself.

That’s all for this one, my Bauer chainsaw review video somewhat flopped in terms of views, so I wanted to get something else out. I’m currently fabricating a floating shelf bracket, but it’ll take me a bit to get that one edited. Thanks for watching and please, please like & subscribe. Thanks guys!