mine has a morse taper #2 or #3 i think
no woblly going on at all
this was a rescued drill press that had been abandoned and was quite rusted
it is excellent now
but it is a machine and machines must be put to use
i drill with it but with a sanding spindle it becomes even a more useful
I have a Rockwell/Delta radial drill press, circa 1970. The manual
discusses using it as a router and as a drum sander. Since I have those
specific machines I use the drill press for drilling only.
A radial drill press is kind of a different animal - they
are usually much more stoutly constructed than a regular
Myself, I have a small benchtop drill press from way back
when I first started getting tools, which is now reserved
for drum sanding. The bigger press is just for drills.
I had one, a Rockwell 32" radial DP from the late 70's, really not built
any stronger except at the arm extension and pivot point which have
nothing to do with bearings.
I am beginning to think that there may not be much more pressure on a
drum sander attachment than the load of the belts.
And FWIW the up and down pressure from drilling really does not affect
any bearings. That load is carried by the rack and pinion that moves
the quill up and down.
You'd think someone would make a spindle sander attachment for a drill
press that had a bottom bearing in in a fixed base that could be clamped
to the table. Could be handy for someone with a small shop, low budget,
hear mention of an oscillating attachment for a drill press but have not
i wonder if it has something like that
anyway the forces for light sanding are insignificant
a drill press is made for handling lateral forces
I have him filtered - isn't he just background noise? I can't remember a single
post of his that had added anything useful to the group before I filtered him. I
still see a lot of his posts because many reply to him, and I still haven't seen
anything of any import from him on any subject, on topic or not - am I missing
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