skizzo said:One of the ideas here might help. I ended up taking mine to my work place and used the fork lift to support the base upside down (between the forks with the forks as close to the column as possible) using a piece of wood to drive the column through with. It took a few sharp raps but once I got it moving I was able to work it out. I soaked mine with lots of 3-In-One penetrant over a couple of weeks first.
Anybody have any tips, tricks, techniques, secrets or whatever for removing columns from bases? Ughhh.
Probably some good thoughts there. I'm currently working on two Walker Turner 900 presses and one Powermatic 1150. IIRC, the columns on the WT's are pressed in. My PM doesn't seem to be.
You going to go through the quills and the motors?