View Full Version : Accuracy Improvment??

08-12-2003, 09:10 AM
Would installing one of the Rohm keyless precision chucks be worth the effort for a small inexpensive Delta 10" drill press? Any chance of improving accuracy? Thanks!

08-12-2003, 10:14 AM
If, as is probably true, the press has just one thrust bearing at the bottom, no.

That type have the top held only by the spline in the (loose) bushing that it fits thru to drive it. So it always rattles and moves.

If you don't like the cheap chinese chuck (on the cheap chinese DP) then you can replace it with something a little nicer to operate.

But it won't make the DP wander less when you drill.

08-12-2003, 07:39 PM
The Rohm keyless will have less chance of ripping up your drill bit shanks.

As Oso has stated - it won't fix the prblem unless the chuck IS the problem - in otherwords, it can't hurt.