In order to remove some of the mechanical slop in the leg,I'm going to change the Coxa ram bearings, hopefully next week. Currently we have steel on steel spherical eye bearings, which are generally best suited to our application, however, there is 0.04 to 0.08mm of radial play in each bearing. By changing these to maintenance free steel on PTFE type bearings, the play is reduced: 0.00 to 0.04mm. They are not as suited to the application, but we are well under their rated load.
And hence the purchase of this 1Te arbour press, a bargain at £20.