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post #1 of 9 Old 03-07-2015, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Rigid drill press return spring

My quill return spring on my 6 year old 15 inch Rigid drill press broke. Rigid tells me that the spring is no longer available, obsolete. I tried
e- replacements and amazon with no luck. I cannot find a 15 inch return springs anywhere. Any advise?
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I have no idea what this kind of spring looks like but if you post a pic that might help. A spring is a spring so you just need to find one with the same dimensions and weight.

Take a look at McMaster Carr. They probably might have something similar
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-07-2015, 08:34 PM
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drill press springs...

Usually are flat wound like a tape measure.
see page 57 in this PDF , part no. 43:

http://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/g0794_m.pdf

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Rigid drill press return spring

Without seeing the spring we can't tell for sure, but any drill press return spring should work.
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Check with a local spring supplier. If they don't have it, they can tell you what it's called and who to call. In Colorado, Newcomb Spring was helpful.
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It ain't a common spring

It's a flat wound spring, not a tension or compression spring, which are more common.
It looks like this:
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/drill-press-return-spring


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For some reason I cannot find a spring for a 15 inch press. Mcmaster carr or anywhere else I looked.
I may go this route, would probably last forever.
http://youtu.be/EctHy-cpXsA
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For some reason I cannot find a spring for a 15 inch press. Mcmaster carr or anywhere else I looked.
I may go this route, would probably last forever.
http://youtu.be/EctHy-cpXsA
The drill press spring should have the same quill travel as the one you need to replace..... 4", 5"" or so. It won't matter if the spring has "too much tension" it will just retract faster. JMO.

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With a bit of searching you should be able to match up another spring size wise, some of the listings give dimensions so you can then shop for price once you have narrowed the substitute brand down as there seems to be quite a range for the same item.

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