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Forum topic by WooDR67 posted 01-07-2018 06:41 PM 868 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2018 06:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press powermatic pm2800b parts chuch mt2 16mm zcenter

I bought a PM2800b from a auction a few months ago sight unseen for about $450 but upon picking it up I found that several parts were missing. The most important being the chuck (RJ3-16L) and arbor (MT2 X JT3). Here are the other parts Im missing (lol):

1)Handwheel: PM2800B-168
2)HANDLE: PM2800B-171
3)RACK RING: PM2800-055
4)COLUMN LOCK HANDLE : PM2800B-038
5)RACK: PM2800B-005
6)CRANK ARM HANDLE: PMPM2800-034
7)CRANK ARM: PM2800B-035
PLUS A SET SCREW HERE AND THERE
Unfortunately, even though this drill press was manufactured in 2015, most of the missing pieces are no longer sold by Powermatic ( even thought the drill press is). I would love to find alternative places to purchase parts and I know Powermatic uses the same crank handles and knobs on different machines. Does anyone here have any parts laying around? In case you are wondering, I already checked the serial number with Powermatic to insure that this machine wasn’t a warranty replacement that was supposed to have been destroyed. I think the shop teacher that used this saw was told to give it up for auction and the forward thinking teacher took commonly replaced parts off of this one as spares for another ( or it was badly mistreated and the parts were broken). I am just a hobbyist so If I cannot keep the price down on the re-assembly, I may just part it out and buy a cheaper press. Thanks. Eric

If I replaced everything new, it would cost me about $400 more which would put me $700 into the $1400 drill press.


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#1 posted 01-12-2018 12:50 PM

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#2 posted 01-12-2018 01:26 PM

woo….that is a mice drill press and worthy of spending a little money on

BTW….love your tag line…..the best i have seen….anywhere 1

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#3 posted 01-12-2018 02:06 PM

I would look on eBay for the chuck and arbor. You can find a US or European made chuck likely cheaper than the Asian powermatic one.

Hand wheels are easy to find if you know the shaft size. If look at McMaster Carr for that.

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#4 posted 01-12-2018 02:28 PM



I would look on eBay for the chuck and arbor. You can find a US or European made chuck likely cheaper than the Asian powermatic one.

Hand wheels are easy to find if you know the shaft size. If look at McMaster Carr for that.

- bdresch

Thanks, this is exactly what i was looking for. Ide prefer OEM parts but if i can get it functioning properly, who cares what it look like.

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#5 posted 01-14-2018 02:34 PM

Thanks. I too think its worth fixing up. What parts should i get to at least get it functioning minimally?


woo….that is a mice drill press and worthy of spending a little money on

BTW….love your tag line…..the best i have seen….anywhere 1

- cabmaker


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#6 posted 01-14-2018 03:10 PM

For a chuck I would look for a used Jacobs 14n on eBay. They can be had for around $50 with a MT2 arbor that would fit right in. Look for a US made one.

If you want keyless is look at a Rhom Supra. That will be closer to $100. Look for the chuck capacity you want and don’t worry too much about the arbor. They are industry standard and you can find an arbor to adapt nearly any chuck to the MT2 taper of your drill.

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#7 posted 01-28-2018 11:06 PM

What chuck range should I buy. I’ve never had a drill press of any kind. The stock chuck is 3mm-16mm I believe .

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#8 posted 01-28-2018 11:59 PM

Might be worth checking to see what the condition of the remaining DP is. Possibly something is amiss and that is why the parts were robbed from it? Just my 2⍧
Mike

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#9 posted 01-29-2018 12:13 AM

My theory is that the shop teacher was smart and took the parts off for spare parts when they downsized his program ( or someone took enough from it to make it inoperable). I got it from a school auction. I’ve run it and it functions as it should Its manufacture date is 2-2015 and I’ve called Powermatic with the serial number and they found no warranty issues with it. Im okay with spending close to $ 100 for a chuck and arbor. I have 75 in gift certificates on amazon so I’ve been looking there primarily.

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#10 posted 01-29-2018 12:39 AM

... won’t let me delete double post

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#11 posted 02-01-2018 12:15 AM

Well, after contacting a Powermatic Rep and being told directly that the stock chuck included with the drill press is in fact a generic Chinese product. With that information I decided to buy an also cheap chinese chuck and arbor combo that is half the price of the stock chuck ( not including the armor. I figure its safer to get a cheap one in case theres something catastrophically wrong with my on line auction drill press. here is a link to the one i bought. It should be here in a few hours.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JVUIS40/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I ll add my own pictures as soon as I can take them

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#12 posted 02-01-2018 04:27 PM

I can’t imagine pilfering parts from a DP of that caliber!..... I keep my comment about a person that would do that to myself!!!

-- Mike

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