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Forum topic by americancanuck posted 06-10-2018 05:22 PM 527 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2018 05:22 PM

I recently broke a torsion spring in my 7 or 8 year old Ryobi drill press (DP102L). This is no big deal and given the amount of time I have put in on this drill press I have no complaints about the quality of the tool. Now comes the rub. When I checked the availability of a replacement part I discovered that this part is considered obsolete and is not available. In my search for a new spring I discovered that this part is not only unavailable from Ryobi but also from every other re-seller I could find. So I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new drill press. In my check of the reviews for a new Ryobi drill press I discovered that the same part that had failed on the old DP was also considered obsolete on the new one. after several phone calls to Ryobi, and a lot of time spent listening to stupid messages and on hold, I was told by a Ryobi rep that this part was available as a special order from Home Depot. So I get on the phone with Home Depot, again after being on hold for more than 30 mins, after I explained the problem to the HD rep he was kind enough to give me Ryobi’s phone number. If any of you know of a 8 or 10 inch DP that has a chuck that will clamp micro size drill bits and I can purchase and get delivery in a reasonable amount please let me know. Thanks for listening to my rant and for any help I can get.

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#1 posted 06-10-2018 05:50 PM

FYI Your torsion spring issue is not unique to Ryobi. Delta and others are all well known to not have that part available as a replacement. Ironically, it is one of the most common failure/wear parts on drll presses and other machines that use them!

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#2 posted 06-10-2018 05:57 PM

What I saw online says it’s a jt33 Taper chuck but it didn’t look like jt33 in the video. 2MT in spindle to JT33 in the chuck is pretty standard.

You can measure the tapers right above the chuck and right below the spindle and compare them with a machine taper chart.

Once you figure out the tapers you find a chuck to match it. They come in just about 3-4 sizes that would be useable with what I’m assuming is a pretty small arbor.

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#3 posted 06-11-2018 01:11 AM

Wow… isn’t that amazing? Craftsman used to be very good about keeping parts for their tools available but not anymore. If fact, I’ve had better luck getting parts from Harbor Freight. A while back I had an old Black and Decker saber saw that needed a blade holder and could not get the part so I bought a Harbor Freight. When I got home I noticed the blade holder looked the same as the B&D and sure enough it fit perfect. I ordered the part from HF and now have 2 saws.

Anyway, I’d look into getting a spring from another brand drill press and see if it fits.

For me, these type experiences are a very good reason not to buy a product again. I just added Ryobi to my list. Craftsman and Dayton are already on my list (B&D no longer exists). A few years ago I bought a used Dayton 15 inch drill press. It’s a mix of good and bad but the best thing is a 6 inch travel on the quill. I could not find any info on line about this drill press so I called up Dayton and gave them the model number. The lady on the phone said, “we never made a drill press with this model number”. I then said, do you have an email address? She said yes so I sent her a picture of the name plate with the model number. She said, “Sorry I can’t help you. We have no information on your drill press”. End of story… and the end to buying Dayton for me.

Of course I’ll keep the drill press as long as it keeps working (I just wanted a manual).

Good luck with your drill press. I’d try Delta or Porter Cable. Oh… and by the way, you can buy a micro chuck that fits into a larger chuck.

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 01:17 AM

For me, these type experiences are a very good reason not to buy a product again. I just added Ryobi to my list. Craftsman and Dayton are already on my list (B&D no longer exists).
- Mork

Someone should tell B&D they no longer exist, since they just bought the Craftsman brand :)

And since Sears (Craftsman) didn’t make anything, you can’t paint them all with a single brush. There are good and bad products with that badge. The cheaper stuff is just that.

Also – Dayton is now owned by Grainger. And Grainger apparently has absolutely no information for anything made before the purchase as far as I can tell.


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