Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Re: Restoring an Old Drill Press - DISASSEMBLING THE TABLE
07/28/10 12:19 PM
On the base and column connection, I would at the very least, put a 2x4 on the column sticking out and give it a whack to even it up with the base. Then you might find once the connection has moved it will come out. I seem to recall having similar issues with the a Delta 17", but I think it uses more of a clamp that bolts to the base.
I pulled my WT900 apart last night and found a lot of differences from what I expected. I know my dad rebuilt the press at some point in the past and I am sure he used or modified things to make it work. Historical accuracy wasn't any consideration, a working press was.
The bearings on my spindle pulley are very different. I assumed they're modified. Where Bill's has an extended race that goes down through the pulley, mine is a standard bearing on top:
Also on mine the bottom pulley bearing had no extended race on it. I am beginning to doubt if the spindle pulley is even the "correct" pulley: