I just finally got around to putting together a bench top drill press I
picked up from Grizzly months ago. Everything seemed ok until I turned it
on. There's quite a bit of vibration (enough that a piece of wood on the
drill press table moves around by itself).
I went ahead and checked the spindle alignment and noticed that while it's
dead-on aligned to the table side-to-side, there's a slight pitch towards
rear. Any thoughts on how to fix this?
I also noticed that while the drill is running, the v-belt seemed to wobble
(and thus the cause of the vibration I noticed). My guess is that the v-belt
had been sitting in the same position for a long while and memorized that
shape. I was going to replace it with a link belt, but the belt on this look
much narrower than the 1/2" belts I use on my tablesaw and bandsaw. The
outside width of the existing belts measure to be 5/16". Do link belts this
narrow exist? If so, anyone have a source where I can buy some?