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Forum topic by Luthierman posted 09-04-2020 01:11 AM 225 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Luthierman

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09-04-2020 01:11 AM

Hello all. I have an old drill press and I noticed that I can move the chuck up and down independently from any movement on the quill. Let’s say I lock the quill with the lever equipped on the machine, I can grab the chuck and it will move up or down around 1/4 inch. I started digging into the machine, and it looks like there are some collars that have lost their position. I need some guidance on how to disassemble and rectify. I’ll post some pics of the machine as soon as I figure out how to do that on a phone.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana


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Luthierman

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#1 posted 09-04-2020 01:29 AM

The last two annoyingly sideways pictures illustrate exactly how much I can move the chuck. It’s like the spindle moves inside the quill.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#2 posted 09-04-2020 04:55 PM

For anyone interested, I figured it out. I went over to vintage machinery and found a service manual that was close enough in the model and year. From there I read how to remove the quill and spindle assembly. Once out, I pulled everything apart, cleaned, deburred, and reassembled, lubing and greasing all parts that needed attention as such. The culprit was a retaining collar that had slipped significantly. I pressed it back to where everything is nice and snug, and then reassembled. It all works as it should.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#3 posted 09-04-2020 05:03 PM

Great to hear to got it fixed!

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