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Forum topic by Richard posted 04-12-2012 07:39 PM 3925 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2012 07:39 PM

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I got this drill press a few weeks ago and am about to start on a table for it. My question is does anyone else have it and know where I can get an extension for the handle to raise and lower the table since the standard handle will hit the table after it is installed.
I looked at some local hardware stores and could not find the right parts to extend it. It should be just a simple coupleing and another rod of the right size but the coupling is what I am not finding.


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#1 posted 04-12-2012 08:22 PM

I have the 44836 12 speed drill press.
Hated it.
Stroke too limited. Work height too limited.
Converted it to a mortising machine.

Bought the 38142 16 speed, 3/4 hp drill press.
Love it.
An extra inch of stroke.
12 more inches of work height.
An extra 1/4 hp; up to 3/4 hp.
Weighs 40 more pounds; smoother, quieter.
Much, much better.

A simple way to turn the lift gear when a table is in the way is remove the handle and replace it with a coupling nut, like you join two lengths of all-thread rod with. Might need to drill and tap a set screw in the side. Then use a ratchet wrench, with an extension if needed.

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 10:55 PM

Thanks for the tip. I don’t have room for the larger model, wish I did since I could have gotten a nice one on
CL around the same time as I got this one. The short stoke is not big issue for what I do now, if I get a bigger unit I will convert this one to a drum sander.

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