|Forum topic by abehil||posted 01-10-2016 01:28 AM||869 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-10-2016 01:28 AM
I don’t know exactly what this problem is called but I’d like to know if it’s only a problem on cheap HF drill presses.
If you lower the chuck some and push forward/backward or side to side on the drill bit (or even without a bit installed) should the mechanism holding the chuck (whatever those parts are called) move or should they hold the chuck firmly?
I picked up a HF 8” press and assembled it. When the chuck is all the way up, it is held firm. But after dropping it down it can be moved. That actually is a tilt I think. If the wood I’m drilling had a slope to it the bit would be inclined to shift slightly to follow the slope. I’m sure that if I pressed down pretty hard the bit might be inclined to follow the wood grain, maybe not much but some at least.
Is this a problem with cheap drill presses or are they supposed to flex a little for some reason?