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Forum topic by WarEagle8 posted 07-16-2017 12:25 PM 494 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-16-2017 12:25 PM

I have an issue and was wondering if anyone had a suggestion. I purchased my PM 2800 drill press about a year ago. I never changed the speed and last week wanted to change the speed and turned the speed change wheel on the side of the drill press. I heard a noise and knew right away the belt came off. I took the cover off and placed the belt back on. The drill press now will not get above 700 rpms and if I place the cover on the belt is so loose it hits the sides and makes so much noise I have to leave the cover off. I moved the wheel to find the sweet spot and only 700 rpms. The owners manual does not address and I am at a loss. For such a great machine I can not use it at the present time because the rpms are to low. Any susggestions.


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#1 posted 07-16-2017 12:40 PM

sounds to me like you need to adjust the motor :<))

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#2 posted 07-16-2017 12:52 PM

sounds to me like you need to adjust the motor :<))



Sounds like the motor needs to be adjusted to put more tension on the belt.

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#3 posted 07-16-2017 03:48 PM

It’s a reeves drive… one of your pulleys is stuck or not being moved properly.


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