|Forum topic by christoefer||posted 10-06-2014 09:42 AM||683 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
10-06-2014 09:42 AM
Hi All, I am having an issue with my Jet Model JDP-17MF Drill press.
The Forstner bit I was using suddenly stopped spinning when started to make contact on the wood. I opened the top and turned it on again with out pulling down on the quill and the belts and motor were spinning just fine so I pulled down on the quill and when I made wood contact the bit stopped but the motor and belts were still spinning.
I got on a ladder and found the pulley set nut had come off of the pulley directly over the Quill and Bit shaft. I placed it back on and tightened it up the best I could. Very small space to work inside the pulley so I used a heavy pair of needle nose pliers to do the job.
As soon as I turned it back on it just unwound and came back off right away. I have the original manual and looked for a possible locking key or something that has gone missing but I don’t see anything listed nor do I see where one would go.
Has anyone had an issue like this or any idea’s? I have had this drill press for a number of years, it had been in storage for about 3 years but I can’t imagine that would cause the issue. I had a large forester bit 2 5/16” in it and was able to make 5 holes when it suddenly stopped working. I was only running at about 380 when it happened.
Thoughts?? Thanks in advance.