|Forum topic by HokieMojo||posted 05-16-2008 01:49 AM||6531 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
05-16-2008 01:49 AM
I think I’m asking a question that could be answered by a manual, but I think I’ll get a better response here because maybe my problem isn’t being caused by the bit alone. When I try to drill holes with my drill press, the whole bit wobbles. on smaller bits, the problem seems less pronounced.
One time while drilling, the chuck (?) popped off. I pressed it back on, but it popped of again. I gave it a gentle but firm whack with a rubber mallet to keep it on and that seems to have worked, but its still wobbling. I don’t have the best bits in the world, but I think they are good enough that they should be straight (some craftsman, some companion, particularly noticable with my longer irwin spade bits).
I’m guessing this isn’t my bits since it seems to happen with almost every bit, unless they are sized too small to notice. At the same time, the wobble seems to be equally bad on my craftsman cordless drill. I never had to install the chuck on this and I think all the chucks are clean. Any ideas?
PS: some of you guys should take longer to respond to the simple questions in these forums. I’d like to contribute too, but most of what people need help with is over my head so my opportunities are few and far between. When I do see something, it already has 5 answers better than mine! Give a begginer the chance to pass along his limited knowledge too (-: j/k