Porter Cable PCB660DP Drill Press Problem

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Forum topic by NoviceWoodworker posted 04-26-2014 02:47 PM 1868 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2014 02:47 PM

I purchased a floor model PCB660DP drill press already assembled and “as-is”. Everything seems to work on it, however, when i am drilling something and reach the maximum the quill will travel down, the shaft which comes out of the head, shifts to the left about 1/8th of an inch. It also does this if If I bring the drill down with nothing to drill. Drilling and not reaching the maximum down travel will not result in the shifting, only if I reach the maximum, which includes if I have to preset a travel distance for projects. Obviously a problem, I am unsure how to repair this. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 04-26-2014 03:06 PM

I would contact Porter Cable Tech. Support.
(this site link also includes tech. support phone number)

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 04-26-2014 05:42 PM

I purchased the same drill press about a year ago unassembled from Lowes. When I assembled it, it did the same thing you’re describing. I took it back and exchanged it for another that has had no problems. If you bought from Lowes I’m surprised they sold you a floor model, as they told me they can’t sell displays ( I specifically asked because that was all they currently had in stock). I know this doesn’t help with repairs, but if you bought from Lowes and it were me, I’d press the issue. I once had great success resolving a dispute with Lowes by going to their website and submitting the negative feedback.

-- Gary

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 09:53 AM

Thanks for your suggestions.

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