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03-17-2009 06:16 PM

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Help! I have no old 17” Craftsman Drill Press model 113.213872 floor type. The date on the motor is 1985. The tensioner is not working and I don’t know how to remove the “spindle pulley”. I can get the “ring nut” off but don’t know what to do next. It looks like the pulley is threaded on the pulley sleeve that is down in the spindle. I need to get the pulleys off so I can remove the bottom half of the guard cover. If I can get the guard cover off then I should be able to see the tensioner mechanism. Any Ideas? Other than the tensioner, the drill press is in excellent condition.


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#1 posted 03-17-2009 06:29 PM

I would think it is highly unlikely the pulley is threaded on. Are there set screws like in this photo:

If it is stuck on tight, you might need a gear puller to get it off without damaging anything.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-17-2009 06:46 PM

Thanks Charlie, I’ll look again this evening and see if I can get a photo. I looked “at it” last night but wasn’t looking for set screws.
Don

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#3 posted 03-17-2009 10:05 PM

The spindle pulley has a left hand threaded nut on top. Unthread that and you should be able to pull the pulley off of the insert.

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 10:32 PM

Thanks. I’ll put some pentatrating oil it over night and see about picking up a gear puller. It’s been on there I quess since 1985.

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 04:31 PM

Update to Charlie et al…..Last night I used pentrating oil on it, let it sit an hour then tapped it with wooden block and hammer. It eventually let go and was able to get it off. It took awhile for me to figure out the tensioner and how it worked as I had never seen one before. But its working now!
I appreciate all the help and thanks for the welcomes.
Don
Kennesaw, GA

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#6 posted 03-18-2009 04:32 PM

Great! I figured there was a good possibility it was just stuck.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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