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Kevin Violette

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10-30-2013 10:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press obsolete rack fix broken ridgid dp15000

I broke my drill press today it was the rack which is the toothed strip that is on the column that allows the table to go up and down. I have called every parts supplier and it is obsolete. Has anyone had this problem? Is there another manufacturer’s part that will work? Is there an alternative fix?

Help!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)


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#1 posted 10-30-2013 10:58 PM

Ok…here’s what you do. You’re gonna need a live goat, a dead chicken and a catapult….wait wait…that’s the fix for a craftsman drill press. Not sure about the ridgid… :-(

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#2 posted 10-30-2013 11:06 PM

Do you have the rack pieces?
They can be brazed together, may need a little touchup with a disk grinder.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#
sells gear racks and matching pinion gears, but you’d have to do some finagling to make things fit.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#3 posted 10-30-2013 11:15 PM

Wait, obsolete? That’s not good.
Did you file a claim through your lifetime warranty. A lot of times they won’t have a replacement part but they will give you a new tool. It happened to me three times with the Ridgid bench sander.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 10-30-2013 11:18 PM

Might check here or call: Looks like Ridgid and Ryobi are somehow together.

Part # 6 in the last schematic

http://www.mastertoolrepair.com/ridgid-parts-dp1550-p-462368.html

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#5 posted 10-30-2013 11:21 PM

Tool parts direct has them in stock. The diagram calls it a rack, part 4-6. It will run you 20 bucks.
http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/schematic.cgi/ridgid/DP15501

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 10-31-2013 12:22 AM

Crank I do have the pieces (all 3) and they may be an option.

Pintodeluxe this is an older model before One World Technologies bought the Ridgid brand so no lifetime warranty.

PaulDoug Ridgid parts does not have this part… Ridgid and Ryobi are owned by One World Technologies.

Pintodeluxe toolpartsdiect.com has a rack for a model DP15501 as per your attachment but the part #’s for a DP15000 rack are not the same. Do you know if that part is the same for a DP15501 as for a DP15000?

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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#7 posted 10-31-2013 12:47 AM

Not sure on that one.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 10-31-2013 01:09 AM

Take the rack to a metal fabrication shop and have it welded.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 10-31-2013 02:45 AM

how is the ridged different than most other drill presses? find one close enough to work.

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#10 posted 10-31-2013 05:00 AM

You have an Emerson made DP that’s prior to One World and has a lifetime “Warranty”. The newer Ridgid’s by One World have a lifetime “Service Agreement”. Call Ridgid and see what they can do for you.

You might also look into Sears for the part. Emerson made the Craftsman 113 series DPs. One of those should fit yours.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 01:56 PM

I broke mine too at a very low point on the column. I had it welded first and that worked quite awhile, but I broke it again (my fault). I then made a wooden bandage and hose clamped it to hold the two ends together and it works perfect now, but I can’t swing the table horizontally anymore. I should get a new one, but haven’t felt the need yet.

I would think these are all pretty similar like Don said. You might take a piece of yours with and compare it with floor models in the store to see if the gearing is similar so you can order one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mummykicks

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#12 posted 11-06-2013 06:25 PM

Or just use a car jack and something between it and the bottom of the table to raise and lower it. Your clamp is still good right?

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#13 posted 11-06-2013 08:41 PM

How are you guys breaking the racks?
I have the ridgid dp too and it’s been fine.
Just curious so I know what to avoid.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#14 posted 11-06-2013 11:35 PM

Nitewalker – In my experience you need to keep the column and the top and bottom collars clean and lubricated. The rack will twist as you move the table side to side if it’s not completely free. If the rack twists too far it will break. Dirt build up in the bottom collar is the main culprit. Also, if you have a shop with extreme humidity changes, you have to watch out for the rack rusting to the column.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#15 posted 11-06-2013 11:50 PM

You could also try to attach/tap the broken pieces to a thin strip of stainless steel ,there’s enough slack in the pinion for it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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