I need a setup to drill and tap 5/8-11 holes in cast iron. Don't have room on the floor need something that I can use on a bench. How to find a drill press that will work for me? Or any other setup? I was thinking drill press to drill the hole and hand tapping machine to tap it. Will not be used for anything else. Just this specific operation.
I think we are being spammed...there's no way someone is this clueless...it's simply not possible.
You can set the part on the drill press table flat side down. Bring a chuck held point down to center/locate the existing hole. Crank tight/down two pre-set hold-downs, and then drill and tap with the part not moving.
Given that the handwheel is to be threaded, how do you keep the handwheel from rotating on the shaft when turned? Or, are you using the handwheel as a big 5/8-11 nut on a long shaft?
Well accepted practice.You put a set screw through it onto the threaded shaft?