Owners manual for Reliant DD55 drill press
I would chuck a good size steel pin, unlock and swivel your table over to the side, clean both the taper and the socket with brake cleaner spray or electrical contact cleaner (or even Fondu Alcohol Fuel will work) to leave no oil film at all on the parts. Also run a stone around on all the male part taper surface to check for invisible burr spots and dents left when it was tossed around during manufacturing. Dry every bit of cleaner out by waiting or blowing with a hair dryer. Then tap it in with a piece of wood against the steel pin bottom. Professional shops can make the taper match so it will transmit 5 HP or more without spinning or falling out, but many workers today just don't get the quality training or buy the measuring tools to be able to do that. My Chineese machine didn't even have the draw bar threaded with the matching thread to lock in the chuck in for it's milling head, so you know they are not a detail oriented outfit. Great Guns and all facing the one way!
Dec 09, 2011 |