I bought a cheap drill press from a local small store, which will not
take it back. It drills fine, but the the whole body of the drill,
which should be adjustable on the pole on which it sits does not
move. It is stuck at the top of the pole, making the drill bit hover
6" above the base plate.
There is a lever that seems like it should move the body of the drill
by pumping it?? I think, like a Hydraulic Press, but the sides of it
are loose and not touching the bolt, which should adjust it. There is
a nut for the bolt, but it is embedded inside the the body and I
cannot get to it. Maybe, I need to turn the handle, instead of
pumping it, I could maybe turn it with a wrench and a little oil
,but I want to know what I am doing before I apply a lot of force and
break the whole thing.
I can override the problem by putting a piece of thick wood (over 2"
on the base plate), but this seems unstable to me. Any suggestions
would be appreciated.