|Forum topic by RonInOhio||posted 185 days ago||586 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
185 days ago
Bought a Harbor Freight 16 speed 13 inch drill press a few days ago.(Model 38144)
Assembly was a PITA.
The instructions are apparently for several makes and very generic in nature. Kind of like the tool. Ha.
Also upon opening the box when I got it home , the power switch was smashed and the cover plate at the top was dented slightly.
I went ahead anyway and assembled it and checked the runout, (none measured) and seems to
I talked to the manager about the broken switch cover and cover plate and will
The one thing I am unsure about is the belt tension lever located on the right side.
Following the instruction manual for installing belts and changing spindle speeds, the manual says to back off the belt tension lock knobs, and turn the belt tension lever clock-wise to move the motor pulley closer to the Spindle
The belt tension lever will not move or budge. I don’t want to force it by leveraging it or whatever.
Any owners of this drill press know what I may be doing wrong here ? Am I missing a step ?
I don’t want to return this but if I can’t get this worked out I won’t have a choice.
Thanks in advance.