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How do I replace the rack on the column? The original one is bent, so I ordered a new rack and now want to install it. I can't figure out how to get the table support with the worm gear off of the column. I think that has to come off after removing the drill press head. Then I have to figure out how to install the new rack. Any ideas?

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  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011

    There don't seem to be any mounting screws. Before removing the head, I tried to crank the table support up, but it wouldn't go beyond the gear teeth on the rack. So, even if I remove the head, I don't see how to get the table support off the rack. Any ideas on that?

  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011







    1. There don't seem to be any mounting screws. Before removing the head, I tried to crank the table support up, but it wouldn't go beyond the gear teeth on the rack. So, even if I remove the head, I don't see how to get the table support off the rack. Any ideas on that?

      Did you get this?

  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011

    I have the table off and I didn't see any. I will go look again.

  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011

    No, I don't see any. there is just one large hex screw for the table tilt adjustment. Maybe I have to take the column to a delta service center. What do you think? I have the table off.

  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011

    We lost contact for a bit. I think I have the deck off, if that's what I call the table support. I can see everything clearly.

  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011

    I have the table off and can see the table support clearly. Maybe that's what you call the deck.

  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011

    I seem to be having trouble with replying. Where should I click to post a comment to you?

  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011

    have you gotten my recent posts? I have the table support, or deck as you say, off. No screws visible. I seem to have trouble getting your replies timely.

  • johnbsnell Mar 22, 2011

    are you still there? I haven't heard from you for a while. 11:49 central time.

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If there are not any mounting srews that hold it in place, as there are on some models, then you will have to re\move the rack you may have to remove the press head.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 22, 2011

    Check underneath the deck for the screws/mounting bolts.

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 22, 2011

    If you are referring to the table that attaches to the press, it should tilt, maybe you should try tilting it and then see if you can access the bolts. The crank should be attached as well, because there are stoppers where the teeth on the shaft end.

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 22, 2011

    You have the old deck off?

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 22, 2011

    Had to get a bite to eat, sorry for the delay.

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 22, 2011

    You should be able to remove the crank and then remove the part. If not then you may want to take it to a repair shop.

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Steering gear mounting bolts--Aurora



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Figure of heat shield removed from above rack bolts with location shown

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