|Forum topic by Tedstor||posted 11-17-2012 01:52 AM||623 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-17-2012 01:52 AM
What would Lumberjocks Do?????
Just bought this Grizzly drill press at a fire-sale price. It came with shown aux table. I’m THRILLED with the machine, but there is one small issue…...The handles (levers) on the right side of the machine don’t clear the fence on the aux table unless I’m using longer bits (such as standard length spade bits). Even then, it only clears by a whisker. Run-of-the-mill bits make it necessary to move the table closer to the chuck. Thats when the problem presents. Larger workpieces allow the fence to be positioned further away from the chuck which allows the the levers to clear. Thinner workpieces are the issue.
Bottom line is I seem to have three choices:
1- Cut notch in the fence (1.5×1.5”). This would be the easiest. But also the laziest/sloppiest. It would also, to some degree, limit the performance of the fence.
2- Cut 1” or so off the levers, then epoxy the knobs back on. Fairly easy too, but far less sloppy. I’m currently leaning in this direction. I just wonder if the 1” will have an appreciable effect on leverage?
3- Buy shorter levers. Available on ebay for $20.