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    How do you adjust the belt on these change the speed? Not the positioning on the spindles but the actual moving of the belt? Is there a special tool for this, do you loosen a spindle? Do you just force it with strength? I'm one of those underprivileged Catholic school kids who never grew taking shop and come from a family of white collar parents. I'll have tons more of embarrassing questions to ask as I get more into the building side of things.

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    On mine you can loosen one of the spindles and then adjust it. Its still pretty hard and you have to use the same technique used to put on most belts. Start the belt on the spindle and then rotate the spindle and it will pull itself onto the level your trying to get it on.

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    Expect to pinch a finger doing it the first few times, everybody does.
    I usually run mine at the slowest speed, it allows me to use plenty of oil and keeps me from cooking the bits when working with steel. Wood is another matter entirely of course.
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    That's what I'm looking to do Cammo. Start drilling some of these rivets out, real slow.

    S_flex, thanks. I was afraid that was the answer. The spindles are caked in chinese grease. So do you unscrew your spindles from the top, adjust, retighten? I may just use a piece of wood to shim under the belt to help lift it upwards and downwards for the other. Thanks again guys.

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    Hints:
    1) get one of those little vises that go on the table of the press. Makes life WAYYYYY easier.
    2) use cutting oil. Use lots of it, it's cheap.
    3) Don't be grabbing the shavings. They are sharp, and you haven't really lived till you cut your finger covered with light oil.
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    Guinny, on mine there is a set screw on the outside that lets you move the motor. You push the motor towards the center of the drill press, and that lets you change the belts. Most of the time the adjustment is on the right'hand side of the press up next to the motor.
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    some presses have two of the release knobs mine does
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    saw this on pookies site thought it would fit

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    Is the 5 speed 1/3 hp drill press sufficient for these jobs? I am trying to decide whether to tool up. HF has both the 1/2 and 1/3 multispeed. The 1/2 has a lower speed setting which may be better for drilling metal.

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