Ryobi DP100 speed adjustment

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Forum topic by mkdragon posted 08-28-2018 12:10 AM 968 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2018 12:10 AM

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Hey every one i got really lucky and picked up a ryobi compat miter and a Ryobi Dp100 bench top drill press for $85 this weekend. My question is what should I set the belt speed to by default the speed range varies from 540 to 3600 what would be the most versatile speed for wood working? and please pardon my ignorance i am new and just getting started.
Thanks Matt

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#1 posted 08-28-2018 04:25 AM

This is for a 101, which I believe it the same tool. It indicates the speed range in on the inner lid to the belt housing.

This page printed can be put into a plastic sleeve and put on your shop wall

Variables will be the range you set it to run at, the motor you have and how powerful it is, and the density of the wood you are drilling. Bit type, geometry of the specific bit, and how sharp it is will also come into play.

Essentially it’s a lot of trial and error at first, stay within the suggested ranges at first, and stop immediately for strange wobble, sound or if that little guy in your head says I dunno if we should….....

Typically drill presses aren’t big injury machines, but sleeves out of the way rolled up or just off, glasses, check the chuck for tight 2x every time you mount a bit, REMOVE the chuck, and enjoy your newest toy.

I can’t get it to open here, but in a Google of “safety checks for drill presses” it was the third link down, it will start with the name below, and is a PDF download telling you about safe drill press operation

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 08-28-2018 12:05 PM

thats perfect thank you.

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