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Drill Press stroke/spindle travel/stroke length...

by Edwardnorton
posted 08-28-2016 05:08 AM

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#1 posted 08-28-2016 05:20 AM

Love your movies, I have had springs that just wear out from years of use. I would replace it with a slightly higher tensioned spring and see if can get another 12 out of her.

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#2 posted 08-28-2016 05:24 AM

Does it have a rack and pinion for the shaft that extends spindle? I know that may not be the correct terminology, but some thing may be in the teeth, or a broken one.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-28-2016 12:04 PM

Can you take the cover off the spring to see if it is wound solid at the point where it stops of if there is something in the spring that would stop it as it was tightening up on the down stroke. You might just have to take it off to do that if it is like mine where the cover is also the keeper for the spring.

Once the spring is off, cycle the quill all the way down and see if makes full travel . If it does, the problem is in the spring. If it does not, look at the top of the shaft or any obstruction on it that might stop it.The next thing to do is to take out the quill to check the rack gear inside. The shaft with the arms should pull straight out the right side of the drill press once the spring is removed. Then the quill will side out the bottom. Check a blow up drawing on E-replacement parts to see if there is a keeper in there somewhere too. That should show you how to take the top pulley off the quill shaft to let slide out the bottom.

Cheers, Jim

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#4 posted 08-29-2016 04:24 PM

Tore into it and found debris up around the spindle. All is good again…


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