delta 17-900 Quill Grease

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Forum topic by wallyginter1 posted 01-31-2016 01:45 PM 878 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2016 01:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta 17-900 quill grease drill press question

I have recently downloaded this wallapop app that i have seen commercials for and almost instantly bought a drill press, being extremely pleased with the service. I payed $100 for a semi-new delta 17-900. The grease on the quill was dried up and the quill doesn’t return immediately. And I was wondering do most drill presses go in reverse or no.

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#1 posted 01-31-2016 02:24 PM

No on the reverse part. Quill…you should have a small lever on the left side that locks the quill. Make sure that is free. If it’s dried up grease see if you can get any penetrating oil (liquid wrench/PB blaster, etc.) anywhere on the moving parts. Barring that, the 17-900 does have an adjustable return spring but the Delta manual says to never play with that unless absolutely necessary. The details are in the owner’s manual but it sounds like it might be one of those jobs where you’ll want a spotless floor so you can find the parts when they go flying.

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