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My drill press motor runs fine, belts don't slip, and the chuck spins just like it should until I try to drill a hole. Then the bit stops, but everything else still works like it should. The belts are

I can't find this drill press on the internet. Magnum is the only name I can find on the machine. There must be something wrong between the belt pulley and the chuck.

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    Belts are not slipping

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Your drill spindal might be freewilling, if it is your not ingaiging the drive. Some drill presses have a locking switch and or lever to ingage to make this work.

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SOURCE: press stops under even slight pressure on drill

adjust tension on pully or the belt may be worn or streched replace belt.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: My bench drill press chuck will jam while

I used high strength loctite on mine and it never slipped afterword.Just don't get any in the moving parts of the jaws.

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Posted on Nov 17, 2010

SOURCE: My Powermatic drill press model

Hi, this is happening because the belts are shinny... true.. well and a little stretched... you see what happens is the belts are slipping over the Pulleys when the drill bit draws and bites on it hard.. the Fix if you will, is to A: Replace the belt... Or B: Tighten the belt, & roughen up BOTH surfaces a little to improve traction..
This usually will only be a stop gap measure though, as this really means that you need a new Drive Belt(s) as the existing one(s) has stretched too much, and has lost it's grip. belts only have to increase their size minutely to just loose that edge that a newer one has.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Delta 12" Variable Speed Drill

try cleaning the pulleys buy a good belt (gates) install belt and make sure you have good belt tension

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