Posted By RichC on February 16, 2016
One of the tools inherited from my dad’s workshop was his small tabletop drill press. Unbeknownst to me, there is a wobble after mounting a bit. I removed the chuck and it looks as if that is the problem … tried to test the arbor and don’t think it is off???
This is a backup drill press that I’m planning to use in the basement “woodworking” shop; it is small and handy for precision projects. It would be nice to fix it without spending too many dollars, so off to eBay.
Speaking of drill presses, I never really liked my cheap somewhat rusting Chinese drill press in my garage shop or breaking down my original Shopsmith just to drill a few holes, so this will be nice to have working. I’m hoping to find an inexpensive ball bearing chuck that fits the taper, especially if it solves the problem – stay tuned.