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Forum topic by BobinSachse posted 03-28-2017 02:52 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BobinSachse

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03-28-2017 02:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press run out

I have a Hitachi floor model drill press (don’t recall the model # right now), but I have been trying to get it lined up again after it being moved twice by clumsy knucklehead movers…

I removed the morse taper quill and cleaned it up. I drove the pin that aligns the table into the post. When I put a dial indicator a piece of steel from my Acu-Rite set in the chuck and turn the drive wheel, it turns about .004” out.

What are your thoughts on this tiny bit of run out? I typically don’t drill things deeper than 3” or so (Pen blanks).

-- Bob Y.


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#1 posted 03-29-2017 09:04 PM

1/256 isn’t much wander…unless you’re building a rocket ship. What are you making?

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 09:36 PM

I’m no Rocket Surgeon…. In the past, I had problems with this drill press drilling straight in a pen blank. But now that I got the centering pin set correctly, my hope is that i will see better results. Just looking for opinions.


1/256 isn t much wander…unless you re building a rocket ship. What are you making?

- Rrrandy


-- Bob Y.

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 09:53 PM

I’ve owned 2 Delta’s and concluded that I will never get to pin-point accuracy on a relatively cheap machine (nor did I ever expect to). Brad point bits maybe?

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#4 posted 03-29-2017 09:53 PM

Removing a “dupe”...

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#5 posted 03-29-2017 10:19 PM

haha!! You’re quite right, twice!! Sub $200 over 10 years ago, isn’t gonna build any rockets…


I ve owned 2 Delta s and concluded that I will never get to pin-point accuracy on a relatively cheap machine (nor did I ever expect to). Brad point bits maybe?

- teejk02


-- Bob Y.

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#6 posted 03-29-2017 10:27 PM

looks like a “dupe day”

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#7 posted 03-29-2017 11:11 PM



haha!! You re quite right, twice!! Sub $200 over 10 years ago, isn t gonna build any rockets…

I ve owned 2 Delta s and concluded that I will never get to pin-point accuracy on a relatively cheap machine (nor did I ever expect to). Brad point bits maybe?

- teejk02

- BobinSachse

Thanks for the “dupe” notice! Fixed it (I think). Always amazes me on what people expect from our relatively cheap machines. I see a lot of posts about being able to balance a nickel on a table saw or band-saw…how much time does that take? And in the final analysis, does it matter?

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