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DP1550 Drill Press Problem

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  • DP1550 Drill Press Problem

    I loosen the belt tension lock handles, and the belt tension handle moves only a fraction, not like it did new, and not enough to easily change the belts for a different speed.


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    Maybe there's a buildup of belt dust on the slide mechanism. Throw on some eye protection, close your mouth and have at it with your air hose.

    I made a cheater bar for my DP. I stole this idea from somewhere, forget where right now. What I did was take a 1" dowel about 6" long and drilled about a 3" deep hole down the middle slightly larger in diameter than the tension handle of my DP. When I slide this over the tension handle its amazing how much easier it is to tension and detension the belts. Give it a try.
    I decided to change calling the bathroom the "John" and renamed it the "Jim". I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.