Hi fellow jocks!
Yesterday I purchased a brand new skil bench top drill press. (You know the one from the home center…) Today when I unpacked and assembled it I noticed that the quill meets some resistance along its travel. When you release the lever the spindle stays down and I have to manually move the lever in order to retract the spindle. The manual states that the return spring tension is factory set and shouldn’t need to be adjusted but I don’t necessarily trust that claim. I have an email into to their customer support but they are of course closed. Is there any other troubleshooting I can do before opening up the spring housing and fooling with the tension? Thanks everybody!