How to Diagnose a Bad Power Cord or Switch
This article outlines the basics of power tool and appliance electrical diagnosis. You can use a multimeter to test tool and appliance cords and switches, the two parts usually responsible for electri...
How to Remove and Replace a Drill Press Spindle
This article will teach you to remove and replace the sindle in your drill press. You can also use these instructions for other drill press repairs including installing a new quill or new bearings.
How to Replace the Adjusting Rack on a Drill Press
When teeth on a drill press adjusting rack break you can lose performance because the table won't adjust along its full range. This article outlines the steps necessary to replace the adjusting rack s...
Since Delta does not always supply the internal parts to their motors. You best bet would be to take it to a electric motor repair shop in your area. If they don't have one like it, I'm sure they can order one in for you.
This dp200 is new but has been in box for 6 years. It ran when I put it together. But when I went to use it, it tries to run but won't. Is it possible the contacter is bad? And do you have them? Thanks
The Chuck (Part 44) came off of the spindle (Part 43). It does not appear that the chuck easily goes back on the spindle - what needs to be replaced or do I just need to drive the chuck on with more force.
Your drill chuck is attached to the press using what is called a morse taper. The end of the spindle has a slight taper that matches the taper inside of the chuck. The two tapers fit together perfectly and the friction between them holds the chuck onto the press. Typically when the chuck won't stay on the press it is an issue of dirt or oil on either of the two tapers. The fit between the tapers is so precise that even the smallest amount of debris will keep the chuck from seating properly. You will need to thoroughly clean the tapered surfaces of both the chuck and the spindle. I like to use acetone for this task. The acetone will remove any oil or coating that was on the spindle or chuck to protect it while shipping. Once both tapers are clean and dry go ahead and remount the chuck by quickly sliding it onto the spindle. Then take a scrap of wood and give the chuck a sharp hit to seat it onto the spindle. Your chuck should now be mounted and ready for drilling.