It is always advisable not to use a drill press as an arbor press since the drill press could be broken or damaged. Drill presses are great for pressing drill holes against a metal surface, but not a real press which is capable of handling tons of pressure from the machine.
When you talk about the drill press, people think that what you are saying is about arbor press. It is important that you expand your thinking and search for broader details and information about it. You probably need a press which can help you solve your problem. Unfortunately an arbor press might not be your best choice.
There is no such thing as a press that was too big or had too much power. Yes, you may have a particular plan or project in mind, which may suggest that you will need a small press in order to make your plan successful. For the first use, you might get by and achieve the results you want. But new press owners find such presses too versatile and useful to be assigned to only one job. That is why it is advisable to use this press for several tasks.
An arbor press is actually a bench press model and as a general rule, bench models of any machine tend to have limited usage. That is why it is always wise to go directly with the upright floor model shop press. The floor models take similar amounts of space in the shop no matter the how big or small the capacity is. This press is powerful and very useful when finishing such tasks.
An ‘A frame press’ vs. ‘H frame press’ – an “H” press may have a somewhat larger and bigger task and work volume, but not as steady like other presses. Other than that, there’s not much difference between the two presses.
Trademarks and metal stamps (an example of Arbor press)
The two most important tools that provide quality and trademark impressions are a hammer and a steel punch. Both of these tools have the standard method to apply such qualities. However, the results are more often than not complete and limited, sometimes even very difficult to read and poorly aligned. By taking advantage of the leverage that the arbor press provides, you can get deep in your tasks. Results are consistent and will surely provide you readable impressions. If you are looking for a high quality mark or maker mark to a piece, the tool you need can be actually driven by the arbor punch. To make sure that you don’t punch too deep on the surface of your materials, a piece of metal with smooth, flat ends should be placed between the work piece and the ram to control the it. Make sure to keep the ‘spacer’ with the arbor punch so it can be used every time you need to use the punch.