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RustyWrench
02-08-2003, 04:33 PM
Greetings

I recently purchased a Delta DP 350 12" variable speed drill press. The price wasn;t much more that their regular 12" drill press. Had it one week and the "special screw", read that shoulder bolt, that holds the variable speed cam roller broke at the point where it threads into the actuator arm. Aggrevation!!

Check the Delta listing, two states away for service. Removed and miked the broken part, comsulted the samll parts catalogues. I scearched my parts collection and found a very similar buit stronger part. Reassembles and adjusted the front end pulley setting. It works great. That is the fix for the sorry weak shoulder screw on the speed adjustment. Also, I applyed just a hint of heavy bearing grease to the cam itself to easy things along. The roller does roll and a bit of lube will not hurt the works.

Take care. God bless Columbia

Rusty Wrench

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Russ

tooljedi
02-11-2003, 12:30 AM
Hey Wrench in need of oil,
I got your message the other day. Sorry to hear about the drill press issue. I will call you this week!

Tooljedi