Since none of the above is really going to happen, I'm on a quest for a more perfect, affordable drill press. After talking to a couple guys who have real jobs, working for real companies that make real things for the likes of the military, the net result distilled down to a 3-phase motor with a variable frequency drive, or VFD as it's generally known.
What in the heck does this have to do with guns? Hang in a bit, I'll connect my crazy dots in a bit.
What I'm learning is that just about everything has certain frequencies where they ring like a bell. It never occurred to me that a heavy machine like a drill press could vibrate to a degree that calls attention to itself or, more importantly, could trigger vibrations further down the food chain, as in X and Y axis instrumentation.
What I discovered once the VFD and 3-phase motor were in place is, I now could dial in motor speeds that avoid the resonant frequencies of the entire machine. I may be overstating the case but, all I really want is a silent, smooth, powerful drill chuck, not a vibratory disco dance floor
Which made me think about barrel tuners, something I know little to nothing about. One more thing to think about at 3:00 am