Delta 18-900L Set up??

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Forum topic by HappyJack007 posted 11-25-2013 05:20 PM 730 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-25-2013 05:20 PM

So I am trying to set up my new Delta and wanted to know about the space for cleaning in the top.
The Delta 1800-900L is the one I’m talking about. I’m almost ready to get started. Has anyone set one up? I’m thinking if I give myself a couple of feet below my shelves I should be fine.

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 06:31 PM

“the space for cleaning in the top”? Not sure what you mean?

You need a bit of room for the lid to flip up so you can change belts. Maybe only 6” would do but would be tight, 1’ would be plenty.

You also need a bit of room for the headstock to go over the post. But that’s a onetime thing and I wouldn’t try to do it in any sort of restricted space but would walk the press back to where I wanted it afterwards.

One note is that the headstock on this thing is HEAVY. Get some help and preferably a hoist of some sort. or alternatively assemble it laying down and then get some help to stand it up.

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 09:41 AM

I have this exact drill press but I’m not following your question sorry.

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