The “User Set Depth” feature allows the user to quickly set the drilling depth. This is essentially an electronic depth stop that will give warning beeps when approaching the set depth and stop the motor when the depth has been reached.
To activate the User Set Depth feature, simply select the feature in the menu and set a depth to drill. The drilling depth can be set using the <F1>/<F2> keys or Speed Dial. Pressing <ON> will reset the value to OFF. Press the <Zero/Confirm> button to save the depth selection and return to the main screen, or press <Menu> to cancel any changes. For blind holes of a certain depth, it is recommended that the drill bit “Depth” is set to Zero on the surface of the workpiece.
When the “User Set Depth” is activated, the current set depth will show on the main screen. When the feature is disabled, the value will be blank. When drilling to the set depth, the machine will start beeping at 0.5” (or 10mm in Metric mode), and the beeping will become more rapid as the drill gets closer to the set depth. The motor will finally turn off once the set depth has been reached and the machine will revert to idle.
To turn off the “User Set Depth”, press the <ON> button followed by the <Zero/Confirm> button.
How do I change what my Voyager drill press does when the set depth is reached?
For version 4 firmware users (R2P04x):
In the Menu, go to Configuration> Drill Settings> Set Depth Reached. You will then have the following options:
- Do nothing
- Stop motor (applies brakes)
- Stop & rev (2 seconds)
For version 5 firmware users (R2P05x):
In the Menu, go to Configuration> Interface Settings> Digital Depth Stop. You will then have the following options:
- Do nothing
- Stop motor
- Stop & Rev (2 seconds)
- Stop & Rev (6 seconds)
- Stop & Rev (to Top)