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Forum topic by groland posted 04-23-2009 03:28 AM 1015 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2009 03:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

Thanks to the two LJs who responded to my first posting on my new (used) drill press. Wax ing seems to be the preferred technique, so waxing it is.

I have another question. the table can swivel for angled boring, but there is a steel pin, about .25 in. in diameter that goes all the way through the collar. I am assuming this is to fix the right-angle position positively. This pin is tightly stuck. I thought I’d try putting some penetrating oil on it tonight and seeing if that might help loosen it up by tomorrow. Two questions—is there any customary way these pins are to be extracted—I assume pushed up from the bottom, but not sure.

Second, what is the proper way to extract this pin without damaging or breaking it?


George Roland

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 03:40 AM


but seriously, try using a lockable wrench, and twist it out (screw action) while lubricating it… it can be a PITA , easier when the table is removed from the mount. no ‘special’ technique though, seems like the drill press was standing for quite some time in the same position to make all the parts stick like that – not necessary a bad thing… just means that it requires some brute force to force the parts to come apart.

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#2 posted 04-23-2009 03:56 AM

If the penetrating oil doesn’t loosen it hit it with a torch for a little bit and let it cool, should open up a small gap and let you get it.

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 04:26 AM

“PB Blaster” is the best penetrating oil or rust breaker i’ve found and u can get it at the auto parts store if the thing is really stuck.

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