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EEngineer

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#1 posted 434 days ago

The real problem on these cheap drill presses is that the quill travel is not lined up to be perfectly parallel to the column. Try this – run the quill up and down and watch the tip of a drill bit. Just running this simple test on most of the cheap Chinese presses for sale today I can see the tip of the drill move as much as 1/8” sideways as the quill travels.

This has nothing to do with runout and the drill bit may stay perfectly square with the table.

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