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Project by kiefer posted 03-02-2019 04:36 PM 1256 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what you get when you buy a inexpensive drill press .
Here is my solution for taking the play out of my drill press arbor .
I installed a new chuck and hoped that the run out would be corrected but it turned out that the play of the arbor was the problem . Four nylon screws solved the problem . ( brass screws would be another option ) *In the pictures you will see a tool I made to help with the disassembly /assembly of the return spring as this is a rather dangerous operation ( WARNING )
I did a video on the process to show the whole operation to make it easier to understand rather then post a bunch of pictures and text .
I hope this will help someone and do it safely .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-02-2019 04:47 PM

Thanks for the tip Kiefer sounds like a good fix.


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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 03-02-2019 05:35 PM

Nice work Kiefer! Great idea your have with the spring tool! Now your drill press will work the way it should.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 03-02-2019 08:14 PM

Nice work, glad I don’t have that problem.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-02-2019 09:59 PM


Great to see your mind in action again…Missed ya!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-03-2019 12:06 AM

Great idea buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 03-03-2019 12:42 AM

Thanks! I’m experiencing a similar problem and can use your video to help me fix it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 03-03-2019 02:00 AM

Somebody call Houston !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Kiefer

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 03-03-2019 05:31 AM

COOL solution!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 03-03-2019 05:46 PM

Ruby not on Laptop! Funny just on Desktop and only on LJ’s?
Have to keep this fix in mind as the General gets older!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 03-05-2019 01:46 PM

Problem solved. Great knowledge to have if needed. I will have to remember this.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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