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Brett

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733 days ago

I have a Ryobi DP121L benchtop drill press. I like everything about it, except that I can’t tighten the table completely. The “table lock handle” locks the table in place vertically, but I can still move the table left and right easily.

Have any of you had this problem? What can I do to fix it?

UPDATE: I contacted Ryobi and described the problem. Apparently the collar (that goes around the column) is too loose, so they’re sending me a new one. Kudos to Ryobi.

-- More tools, fewer machines.


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cutworm

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#1 posted 733 days ago

I have the 10” drill press. Strange problem. I looked through my manual and didn’t see any type of adjustment for the lock. So far mine has done a great job.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#2 posted 733 days ago

Ryobi is nothing more then a lesson in how to deplore all that never works as per the dreams you had before you bought it in that you dreamt it would work for the rest of your life.

Nothing but BAD memories and money wasted.

A “1 time shot” after which every successful pull on the cord is like winning a lottery

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#3 posted 733 days ago

I think they make “JUNK”

They should have to PAY……taxes, if not only for the fact that their crap fills a landfill site first, but for the fact I have had to deal with dumping the crap off, my time, my gas money, by brakes, my truck expenses……..cuz when they make it, they laugh, knowing another fool like me, will fill a “finite” dump……with endless garbage.

Junk

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#4 posted 733 days ago

sometimes its cheaper to rent

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Jerry

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#5 posted 733 days ago

Yes, I am not a ryobi fan either, but I got mine practically free a couple years ago on CL. The drill press is the 10” bench top. Mine had the hinge drill attachment accessory installed when I purchased it so we were able to start using inserts hinges. The hinge attachment alone valued at 350.00.

So to answer your question, our press is using a shop made work top the is large and entirely mounted to the bench top. So that might be an option for you. But the way mine is set up, there is no raising and lowering the table as ours is stationary and fixed.

And our press is used a lot and so far the switch went bad and the handle spring has broken, but our press was used when I bought it and we use it a ton.

In truth though, we really need to decommissioned our ryobi press.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Brett

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#6 posted 729 days ago

I contacted Ryobi and they believe the collar (which wraps around the column and is tightened by a locking lever) is too loose. They’re sending me a new collar ! Kudos to Ryobi.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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Brett

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#7 posted 718 days ago

It turns out that the threaded bolt that tightens the collar was getting stuck before the collar was tight. I used some WD-40 on the threads, and now the collar tightens up completely. Simple fix after all, but I wish the parts were better made to begin wth.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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