I moved the powermatic 1150 drill press to the basement, which took me a while since I did it by myself.
Now that I have it downstairs, I realized that I have a small issue. On my old drill press, I had a X-Y vise that I used for workholding. This vise was sold by Harbor Freight and worked just fine for me.
On this press, the slots for mounting a vise do not fit my old X-Y vise (they expect a bigger vise). So. There are three obvious solutions:1) Buy a bigger vise
2) Drill mounting holes to fit this vise3) Mount some sorts of brackets or whatever to hold existing vise.
Option 2 is obviously the cheapest and easiest. Two 1/4" holes should suffice. Would I shortchange myself in any way by doing that?i