I have an old 17" variable speed drill press and the worm spring just broke. It broke at the portion that enters the worm shaft. Because of its age I'm not sure a replacement spring is available. Is there any practical way of bending a portion of the remaining spring into the shape I need?
Presently I'm returning the chuck to its normal up position via the spoked handle. Is there any other ways to accomplish this until I get a functional spring? Thanks Paul