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Eliminating Drill Press Vibration

05-07-2009 05:33 PM by charlton | 7 comments »

Ever since I bought my cheap General 75-150 drill press, I’ve been unhappy with the amount of vibration it suffers from. I know many people with cheap drill presses suffer from the same ailment. Mine was so bad that anything on the table would vibrate off if it wasn’t clamped. Even if it was clamped, it would sometimes move. I had lived with this vibration chalking it up to being normal for these sorts of drill presses. But the other day, while I was drying to drill a hole “precisely” I botched it because the vibration caused the workpiece to move around just a bit when I decided to plunge. Not to mention, I have to exert an tiring amount of pressure on the work pi...

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