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Forum topic by prez posted 01-22-2009 10:54 PM 5760 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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prez

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01-22-2009 10:54 PM

Someone just gave me this old jet drill press that needs some TLC. My problem is that I can’t find a manual for it. Is there someone out there that knows something about it. It’s a 12 speed drill press, model # GL14FP, serial number 006039. I need to replace the spindle and a few other parts but Jet company won’t talk to me unless I have a number….so….
It’s a really nice floor model and I’d hate to have to bring it to the recycling factory!!
Thanks for any leads….

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"


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#1 posted 01-22-2009 11:00 PM

I doubt jet stocks anything old. Why do you need to replace the spindle?

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#2 posted 01-23-2009 03:26 AM

whoever had it before decided to drill a hole in the side for a bolt to hold the chuck in place ( i’m guessing!) but the result is that the spindle is out of round and wobbles when turned on. If I can get a parts number for it, my local source says he can get me the part. I have no idea the age of the press but I “think” its old. Its big, its heavy, its green, its dirty, it used to have a monster motor on it, has a forward AND reverse switch on it….etc, etc….I’m sure it has history!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#3 posted 01-23-2009 03:44 PM

Try Jet consumer relations…Consumer Relations
1.800.274.6848 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST, Monday – Friday)
Alot of companies put their manuals online…but at the Jet Tools website I didn’t find anything…give them a call…it’s free…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#4 posted 01-23-2009 06:00 PM

Tried your suggestion Barry, and they do not have anything for that model. Their suggestion was to bring the spindle to a machine shop and try to make a new one….all parts on their computer showed “obsolete” and not made anymore. But thanks anyway.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#5 posted 02-05-2009 01:53 AM

George . . . try this place. I know that there is oodles of info on old machines here.

http://owwm.com/home.aspx

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#6 posted 02-05-2009 06:39 PM

OWWM doesn’t do imports, just US and Canadian made.

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#7 posted 09-14-2009 05:25 PM

Hi Prez
I know this is an old posting but may be you could find some nice local bloke to turn the spindle round again.
The previous person must have been a brute.
I had a problem with my drill but it turned out to be the chuck being out of round or poorly made. Most unlikely you would need a reverse on s drill press unless you are doing a lot of thread tapping.
I guess the bets thing is to pull the spindle out and determine if can be straitened or machined.
Just some thoughts, good luck – it would be a shame to junk it

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