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Awhile back I picked up an old Craftsman drill press (103.23140). I did some small holes in wood. Recently I tried to drill a 1" hole thru MDF and it lugged down very badly. I stuck the Forstner bit in a bench drill press with a 1/3 HP motor and it cut well. So I tried a trick I read and grabbed the chuck with a gloved hand and it didn't take much of a squeeze to stop the motor. I'm new at this sort of thing but it seems to me that this motor is done.

Thoughts? Advice? I think I would like to keep the motor (rebuild it?) but again I've never gotten into this sort of thing.

Thank you,

Chuck Barnett
 

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Glad it's fixed! Dunno how often it happens, but it makes sense. Any time there's vibration and screws, there's the opportunity for something to get loose. Maybe a dab of loctite would help keep it from happening again.
 
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