[EMS Discuss] Some tools missing

Benjamin Hallert ben at vipmail.com
Mon Jan 27 14:42:03 PST 2014

Perhaps a replacement plastic safety tab could be fabricated?  My drill press has the same interlock, perhaps it's close enough to be used as a reference model.  

Maybe even 3D printed....  ?
- Ben

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Rick Osgood <rick at eugenemakerspace.com>

> Darrell, make sure you check with Tom Conlin before doing that since he is
> the one who owns that machine.  He may want to repair it in a particular
> way.
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Mr. Clif <clif at eugeneweb.com> wrote:
>>  By the way I have yet a bigger drill press at another shop which is about
>> twice the size of Tom's Oh, I'm sure you've seen it  Tom. Anyway it would
>> be missed at that shop but if we ever need a mondo DP it's around.
>>     Clif
>> On 01/27/2014 01:37 PM, Rick Osgood wrote:
>> I thought the main difference between them would be speed settings.  I
>> thought the bit needs to turn faster for wood and slower for metal, but I'm
>> no expert and I'm happy to be put in my place if I'm not correct.
>>  Knowledge is power!
>> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM, Sam Foster <sam at sneetchworks.com> 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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