Well, I bought a Ridgid floor mount drill press a few years ago. It served
my meager needs well until just recently when I discovered I needed a drill
press table and fence. The problem I ran into is that the chuck is actually
mounted lower than the lowest travel of the handle. This limits me to a
very short fence. Otherwise, when I start to lower the chuck, the handles
hit the fence. I suspect I can replace the factory handles with something
shorter, so that I can have a taller fence, but I am wondering if that will
cause some unforeseen difficulties.
Have any of you had a similar problem and how did you resolve it?