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dodgy geezer

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Anyone got this pillar drill...
« on: June 17, 2012, 08:26:06 PM »

I've picked up a (cheap) pillar drill at a local junk sale - it's a little 'Performance Power' 250w one that they used to sell at B&Q. Model number NLE250DP. It works, but the belt clunks a bit, so I wanted to adjust the tension, etc

Trouble is, there's no manual, and this drill is no longer being sold by B&Q (who have no support for it). There doesn't seem to be a web site to download the manual from either...

Has anyone got one of these? And if so, can they tell me how the tension is set? Or, better still, scan the manual in and email it?

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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 08:45:19 PM »

Ill stick me oar in about the pillar drill, no i dont own one but i know me machinery. usually theres a canopy on top that open up to reveal two stepped pulleys. the tensioning is usually done by loosening and adjusting the motor.
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 08:54:10 PM »

Thanks, Mike.  :-))

I found that out, and found a thumb-wheel which seems to adjust the tension. At that point I wanted to know what tension to set it at, and there I came unstuck...   :embarrassed:
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 09:46:39 PM »

Just set it until it stops klunking
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 10:18:51 PM »

if i  remember rightly you check the tension by twisting the belt. its tight enough when you can turn it 90 degs no more no less.
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 10:23:05 PM »

That would be pretty loose for a smallish drill like this. But it's always useful to hear about mechanical rules-of-thumb...
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 10:23:50 PM »

If it is a "V" belt not particularly tight as long as the belt is in good condition.

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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 10:54:20 PM »

to be honest i cant remember for the life of me where i learned it :embarrassed: I think it was at college doing mechanical engineering and machining. It was for pillar drills, well the larger pedestal drills to be precise.
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 11:34:00 PM »

What you will find with this model is that it will slip and also stall when it gets stuck...got one and tbh it is ok

Dave
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2012, 06:00:58 AM »

to be honest i cant remember for the life of me where i learned it :embarrassed: I think it was at college doing mechanical engineering and machining. It was for pillar drills, well the larger pedestal drills to be precise.

Also the same nethod is used for testing automotive V belts (alternator/Power steering/AC pumps etc)
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2012, 08:57:48 AM »

Use about one half inch of deflection per foot of belt. Also as Mike said twisting it 90 degrees , which is a sense of feel you develop over time. Mick B. PS = Too tight can be very hard on bearings.
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2012, 07:55:01 PM »

What you will find with this model is that it will slip and also stall when it gets stuck...got one and tbh it is ok

Dave


Slip AND stall? Impressive!

I was just looking for any tips that there might be in the manual - If you have one are there any points you can make about it?
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2012, 09:46:59 PM »

Manual you having a laurf arnt you lol............On the whole it is a handy pillar drill dont try and force it at all and you will be ok with it had mine a few years and it has worked hard for a living as I use it in the garage for general work as well as Boat building


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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2012, 08:19:03 PM »

Thanks for that - it looked as if it would be ok for small jobs, and the chuck didn't wobble - so we will run with it and find out how it goes...  :-)) :-))
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2012, 08:48:18 PM »

Try these DG :-  http://www.grizzly.com/manuals.aspx

  Most of the Chinese equipment is the same design with different paint jobs and sellers labels, might have yours in these.

  Regards  Ian.
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Re: Anyone got this pillar drill...
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2012, 09:33:11 PM »

Thanks very much - that looks like a useful resource for all sorts of machines, not just my drill press..   :-)) :-))
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