Problems with my Delta Drill Press
So I recently got a DP300L Delta Tabletop Drill Press. I just put it together and I'm running into some interesting problems right now. Because of how the track for raising and lower the table is attached, the table wiggles back and forth as I raise it. Also the drill press has a dissapointing 2 1/2" plunge(?). These two pieces of information combined make this thing nearly useless to me since I often want to go through more than 2" of wood at a time.
If I could get the table to stop wiggling as it goes up and down I could use the table to raise and lower to get extra height. Alternatively, if I could somehow extend the plunge depth I could get extra height. I'd ideally like to be able to go through at least 5" of wood as one of my projects right now requires a 5" hole in one place.
Of course, my last option is to go and buy a better drill press, but I'd prefer to get some use of out the cheap one I have as I have a hard time believing anything could be quite as useless as this is to me right now.
For more detail on the wiggling: The track is a trapezoidal piece of metal with a ring above and the base below that keep it from shifting up and down. It does this job very well and I'm please with that. The problem is that the track can move around the column of the drill press since nothing's blocking it. I've thought about getting a drill bit for going through metal and then putting a hole in both ends of the track into the column (will my hand drill even do that?). Other than that, I don't have any ideas.