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Headstock alignment

I have a Viking drill press and the headstock comes preinstalled onto the column however when mounted onto the base the headstock is not in alignment with the base (10-15 degrees off center). To correct this is it just loosening two screws that appear to hold the headstock to the column and twisting it straight? 

Take a 50mm allen key

Unscrew both 

Carefully twist the headstock to align with the base.

Replace the screws and DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!!!  No need to strong arm the screws.

Thank you for your response.

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