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CodeDaddy

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10-21-2018 10:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta drill press pulley parts

Hello,

Unfortunately for me, I had to store my Delta 17-900 drill press in a pole barn for a few years. Mice decided the pulley housing made a nice home and built a big nest in there. Now the three pulleys are quite rusty and I would like to replace them. But the Delta part numbers 1312027, 1312024, and 1312020 for the pulleys don’t seem to be available anywhere.

Does anyone know where I can purchase comparable pulleys for this drill press? Aside from the rusty pulleys, it still works OK. I shouldn’t have to junk the drill press just because of three rusty pulleys.

Thanks in advance for your replies and help.


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 10-21-2018 10:17 PM

Rust is easy to remove… save your money – clean them up and start using the machine again.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Kazooman

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#2 posted 10-21-2018 10:26 PM

What Brad said. Get a jug of Evaporust and your pulleys should be just fine.

However, welcome to the reality of non-existent Delta parts. This is a common theme for older Delta machinery. The real problem comes when a non-standard part breaks. Tine to get out the JB-Weld!

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EdDantes

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#3 posted 10-21-2018 10:27 PM

Check McMaster-Carr:
https://www.mcmaster.com/v-belt-pulleys

You’ll need to know the bore size (may need to get out your calipers) and the step sizes.

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 10-21-2018 11:37 PM

with evaporust soak overnight ……. pulleys will look brand new :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Steve

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#5 posted 10-22-2018 04:18 PM

I had a very hard time finding a new pulley for my old Delta 15-270. Ended up taking a chance on one with the same # of steps and for the motor end on Ebay and it fit. But it was the only one I could find anywhere.

I agree with the others to just remove the rust.

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 10-22-2018 05:50 PM

Remove the rust, pocket the change required for new pulleys?

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Kazooman

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#7 posted 10-22-2018 06:10 PM

Here’s a picture I (tongue firmly placed in cheek) put together to convince a friend to try Evaporust. A Delta saw I got from Crainslist. I didn’t dip the entire plate, I laid some paper towels on it, poured on some Evaporust and wrapped in plastic overnight.

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CodeDaddy

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#8 posted 11-02-2018 11:17 PM

A hearty thank you to all who responded to my request. I learned something new – never heard of Evaporust. So I bought a gallon. That stuff is amazing! Awesome! Here are before and after pix of one of the pulleys.

A question: Would it hurt to paint with Rust-Oleum primer then gloss black? Or should I just leave them alone?
Another question: When re-attaching the spindle pulley, should the joint be lubed with oil or grease or left dry?


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MrUnix

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#9 posted 11-02-2018 11:26 PM

A question: Would it hurt to paint with Rust-Oleum primer then gloss black? Or should I just leave them alone?

Won’t hurt anything… but the paint will wear over time with use. I personally would just shine them up . Easy way is to put it on the motor (or mount on a drill, or lathe, or …), turn it on, and hit the pulley with some sandpaper while spinning. Doesn’t take much to get them looking shiny new.

Another question: When re-attaching the spindle pulley, should the joint be lubed with oil or grease or left dry?
- CodeDaddy

Again, it won’t hurt anything to put a thin layer of oil/grease on the inner bore of the pulley when re-installing, but most people just leave them alone.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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