Hello guys I have a 8 inch bench top drill press that I use on the occasion and I have a problem that I can't seem to figure out what to do. I am trying to fix a few carburetor main bodies and install screw in boosters but the problem is the tray part of my drill press is not very strong. You can just barely push down on the edge of the tray and it moves enough to cause issues when doing this procedure or if you are drilling holes into things as well as because of this problem it will cause the angle to go off.
I have successfully done this before on some main bodies and trying to hold the tray with one hand and the main body at the same time while doing the machining of the main body with the proper bit for the job but I have also messed up at times because of the issue of it flexing on me. Can you guys provide on what I can do to fix this problem or something to help? I can't put anything underneath it to try and stabilize it and keep from moving as I need a certain amount of height to get the main body as close as possible and also have the main body supported during the process. Thanks guys.