|Forum topic by sumocomputers||posted 07-31-2012 05:04 PM||1070 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-31-2012 05:04 PM
I have a Ridgid Drill Press DP1550 I bought from Home Depot back in 2009.
I wanted to know if this problem I have is just a design issue or something that is a defect. Also interested in any fixes you might have tried.
The problem is that when you loosen the table in order to crank it up or down, the gear track moves from side to side a little bit, which of course can screw up the alignment of the drill to the center of the table. This can be a problem especially with a drill press table/fence.
I did see one guy that used a 3” hose clamp to clamp the geared track to the main column, and I think this was to address the same issue I am having.
Just a note about the collar with set screw at the top of the geared track; mine doesn’t keep the track from moving side to side. Is it supposed to?
Any thoughts on this issue or the hose clamp fix? I can post a video if it helps to describe the problem.