[EMS Discuss] Some tools missing

Darrell Perko dperko at efn.org
Mon Jan 27 13:35:45 PST 2014

The switch quit working while I was using the machine last Thursday.  My 
sincere apologies for getting distracted and forgetting to hang a sign.  
I plan to replace the switch with one of those that you have to lift the 
cover to turn on and then you can just slap the cover to turn off in an 
emergency.  That can be my project for Tuesday.


On 1/27/2014 1:22 PM, Sam Foster wrote:
> On 1/27/2014 12:54 PM, Tom Conlin wrote:
>> A broken switch on my drill press is news to me
>> there is a (stupid) little red plastic latch thing on the switch
>> maybe it is still working fine when switched correctly or maybe the
>> plastic latch proved to confounding and someone resorted to brute 
>> force. I will take a look on Tuesday.
> Yeah I tried pulling and also reinserting that little safety plastic 
> latch, and it still turns on directly when you plugin, and switching 
> on/off does nothing. I should be in Tuesday too (later) and am happy 
> to help in any way. Sorry, no clue how or when this became broken. 
> I've not used it for a couple of months and my memory from then was 
> that the power switch worked as expected.
> FWIW (and I'm happy to be corrected here) there's not really a 
> difference between wood and metal drill press. The wood ones tend to 
> be sold with square tables, maybe with fewer gearing options. Clamp a 
> bit of wood to a large metal drill press like this and you have a 
> great woodworking machine.
> /Sam
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