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  • DP 1550

    Just bought and got it set up.

    First hole locked in my selfeed bit - how to reverse it?

    Also what are the slots in the base for?

    Thanks - lfh

  • #2
    First of all, welcome to the forum. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    My drill press isn't a Ridgid, but I had the same thing happen with a self-feeding bit. I think that type of bit is just too "aggresive" for a drill press. I don't use them in the drill press anymore. Forstner bits work great.
    How to reverse it? By hand. Only way I know.
    The slots in the base serve the same purpose as the slots in the table, but for MUCH bigger parts. I've never used mine and probably never will.
    "Did you put the yellow key in the switch?" TOD 01/09/06


    • #3
      If I'm understanding you correctly, you should be able to unchuck the bit then use a hand drill to back the bit out.
      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.