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@2017 Menard, Inc., Eau Claire, WI 54703 ‘
0912017
1211 Drill Press
{Variable Speed)
240-0065
(l•lhi65N;tiMMM41J
[ACAUTIONJ To Reduc·e The Risk Of Injury, User Must ReadAnG
Understc;md Operator’s Manual. Save These Instructions For Future
Reference.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Safety Symbols ……. …. ….. …………… · ····· ··· ·· · · ·· · ···· · · · · · ·· · ….. … … … Page 2
Safety Instructions ……………………………………… ………………….. Page 3
Overview ……………………………………….. · · ·· · · · · ·· …………………….. Page 7
Specifications ……………………………………………………. …………… Page 8
Assembly and Adjustments ……………………………………………….. Page 8
Operation …………………………………… : ………………………………….. Page 15
Maintenance .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. … . . . .. . ……. .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17
Troubleshooting ·····························” ········································· Page 18
Accessories …………………………. ,………… ……. ………. ……. …… … . Page 21
Warranty …….. …………………………………………………………………. Page 24
SAFETY SYMBOLS
Some_ of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their
meaning. proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
—–r— — –~—– —— — Symbol i Designation / Explanation

Name
Volts
Amperes
Hertz
Watts
Alternating current
Direct current
No-load speed
Pounds
Per minute
Class II construction
Read the operator’s
Manual
Wear safety glasses
Wear respiratory
Protection
Wear hearing
Protection
Wear gloves
Warning symbol
! Voltage
/ Current
I Frequency (cycles per second)
! Power
Type of current
Type or characteristic of current
Rotational speed, at no load
: Weight
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed
orbits, etc. Per minute
Double-insulated construction
To reduce the risk of injury, read
and understand operator’s manual
Operation of power tool can result in
foreign objects being thrown into eyes
Use of this tool can generate dust
which may cause respiratory injury
Noise from this product
can contribute to hearing loss
Wear gloves to reduce risk of injury
Alerts user to warning messages
This Symbol Designates That This Tool ls Listed By Underwriters
Laboratories, To United States And Canadian Standards
This Symbol Designates That This Tool ls
Listed By Underwriters Laboratories
This Symbol Dsignates ~hat This Tool ls Lista~ By The lntertek
Testing Services, To United States And Canadian Standards
This Symbol Designates That This Tool ls Listed By The Canadian
Standards Association, To United States And Canadian Standards
This Symbol Designates That This !~’ Is Listed
By The Canadian Standards Assoc1at1on
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Is is to attract our attention to possible d_angers. The safety
The purpose of safety sym_bo ·th them deserve your careful attention and understanding.
symbols, and the _explanationi ~~emselv~s eliminate any danger. !he instructions and
The symbol warnings do not /n t s for propper accident prevention measures.
warnings they give are no su s I u e
1 AWARNING· i e to read and understand all safety insructlons In this
Be su~lert s mbols such as “DANGER” , “WARNING” and
manual, Including all safetyth· po.1er tool Failure to follow all instructions listed
“CAUTION” before using is ‘ I · I
below may ;esult in electric shock, fire and/or serious persona in ury.
SYMBOL MEANING
A_ SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: _Indicates DANGER, v:’ARNING, OR CAUTION. H May be used in con1unt1on with other symbols or pictographs
,,,,,.ntrl§;I Failure to obey this warning WILL result In death or serious
injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
j & WARNING: i Failure to obey this safety warning CAN result in death or
serious injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
l A CAUTION: I Failure to obey this safety warning MAY. result In personal
injury to yourself or others or property damage. Always follow the safety
precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
GENERAL SAFTY RULES
Safety is a combination of common sense,
staying alert, and knowing how your bench drill
press works.
IA.WARNING:! TO AVOID MISTAKES
THAT COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY, DO
NOT PLUG IN THE BENCH DRILL PRESS
UNTIL THE FOLLOWING STEPS HAVE BEEN
READ AND UNDERSTOOD.
1. READ and become familiar with this entire
instruction manual. LEARN the tool’s
applications, limitations, and possible hazards.
2. AVOID DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. DO
NOT use power tools in wet or damp areas or
expose them to rain. Keep work area well-lit.
3. DO NOT use power tools in the presence of
flammable liquids or gases.
4. ALWAYS keep your work area clean,
uncluttered, and well-lit. DO NOT work on floor
surfaces that are slippery with sawdust or wax.
5. KEEP BYSTANDERS AT A SAFE
DISTANCE FROM the work area, especially
when the tool is in operation. NEVER allow
children near the tool.
6. DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL to do a job for
which it was not designed.
7. DRESS FOR SAFETY. DO NOT wear loose
clothing, gloves, neckties, or jewellery (rings,
watches, etc.) when operating the tool.
Inappropriate items can get caught and draw you
into moving parts. ALWAYS wear non-slip
footwear, and tie back long hair.
8. WEAR A FACE MASK OR DUST MASK.
Drilling into materials produces dust.
9. ALWAYS remove the power cord plug from
the power supply outlet when making
adjustments, changing parts, cleaning, or working
on the tool.
10. AVOID ACCIDENTAL START-UPS. Make
sure that the power switch is in the OFF position
before plugging in the power cord.
11. REMOVE ADJUSTING TOOLS. ALWAYS
MAKE SURE all tools are removed from the
bench drill press before turning it ON.
12. NEVER LEAVE A RUNNING TOOL
UNATTENDED. Turn the power switch to OFF.
DO NOT leave the tool unattended until it has
come to a complete stop.
13. NEVER STAND ON A TOOL. Serious
injury could result if the tool tips or is
accidentally hit.
DO NOT store anything above or near the tool.
14. DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times. Wear
oil-resistant rubber-soled footwear. Keep the
floor clear of oil, scrap, and other debris.
15. MAINTAIN TOOLS PROPERLY. ALWAYS
keep tools clean and in good working order.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing
accessories. See Maintenance section.
16. DO NOT operate the tool if you are under
the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication
that could affect your ability to use the tool
properly.
17. CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Check
for alignment of moving parts, jamming,
breakage, improper mounting, or any other
conditions that may affect the tool’s operation.
Any part that is damaged should be property
repaired or replaced before use.
18. MAKE THE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF.
Use padlocks, master switches, and ALWAYS
remove starter keys.
IAWARNING:I DUSTGENERATED
FROM CERTAIN MATERIALS CAN BE
HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. ALWAYS
OPERATE THE DRILL PRESS IN A
WELL-VENTILATED AREA. USE DUST
COLLECTION SYSTEMS WHENEVER
POSSIBLE.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION
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A bench drill press can throw foreign objects into
the eyes which could cause permanent eye
damage.
ALWAYS wear safety goggles (not glasses}.
Ordinary eyeglasses have only impact-resistant
lenses … they are NOT safety glasses.
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LASER SAFETY
Toe laser light beam used . th· system is Class in is t n
Ill These lasers do not normally presen a
o~tical hazard, although staring at the beam may
cause flash blindness.
I A, WARNING:\DO NOT sT~RE
DIRECTLY AT THE LASER BEAM. A
HAZARD MAY EXIST IF YOU DELIBERATEL y
STARE INTO THE BEAM, PLEASE OBSERVE
ALL SAFETY RULES AS FOLLOWS:
• THE LASER SHALL BE USED AND
MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.
• NEVER AIM THE BEAM AT ANY PERSON
OR AN OBJECT OTHER THAN THE
WORKPIECE.
• DO NOT PROJECT THE LASER BEAM
INTO THE EYES OF OTHERS.
• ALWAYS ENSURE THE LASER BEAM IS
AIMED AT A WORKPIECE THAT DOES NOT
POSSESS REFLECTIVE SURFACES, AS THE
LASER BEAM COULD BE PROJECTED INTO
YOUR EYES OR THE EYES OF OTHERS.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR
BENCH DRILL PRESSES
I & WARNING: ~o NOT OPERATE
YOUR BENCH DRILL PRESS UNTIL IT IS .
COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED AND
INSTALLED ACCORDING TO THE
INSTRUCTIONS.
1. NEVER TURN THE BENCH DRILL PRESS
ON until the table is clear of all .foreign objects
(tools, scraps, etc.).
2. ALWAYS KEEP hands and finger~ away from
the drill bit.
3. DO NOT drill materials ~t do notbave a flat
surface-unless a suitable support is-used
(clamp or vise).
4. NEVER start the drill press with the drill bit
pressed against the work piece.
5. MAKE SURE the table lock is tightened
before starting the bench drill press.
6. NEVER layout, assemble, or set-up any work
on the table while the drill is ON.
7. MAKE SURE drill bit is securely locked in the
chuck.
8. MAKE SURE chuck key is removed from the
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chuck before turning power ON.
9. ADJUST the table or depth stop to avoid
drilling into the table.
10. ALWAYS stop the drill before removing
scrap pieces from the table.
11 . USE CLAMPS or a vise to secure a work
piece to the table. This will prevent the work
piece from rotating with the drill bit.
12. DO NOT wear gloves when operating a
drill press.
13. BEFORE LEAVING THE MACHINE, SHUT
THE POWER OFF, remove the drill bit and
clean the table.
14. SET THE DRILL PRESS to the speed that
is appropriate for the material being drilled.
15. SHOULD any part of your bench drill press
be missing, damaged, or any electrical
component fail to perform properly, shut the
power OFF and unplug the drill press. Replace
missing, damaged, or failed parts before
resuming operation.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
1. IN THE EVENT OF A MALFUNCTION OR
BREAKDOWN, grounding provid13s the path of
least resistance for electric current and reduces
the risk of electric shock. This tool is equipped
with an electric cord that has an equipment
grounding conductor and a g!ounding plug. The
Rlug MUST be plugged into a matching outlet that
IS prQPSrly installed and grounded in accordance
with ALL local codes and ordinances.
2. DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG. If the plug will
not fit the power supply outlet, have the proper
power supply outlet installed by a licensed
electrician.
3. IMPROPER CONNECTION of the equipment
grounding conductor can result in electric shock.
The conductor with the green insulation (with or
without yellow stripes) is the equipment
grounding conductor. If repair or replacement of
the electric cord or plug is necessary,
DO NOT connect the equipment grounding
conductor to a live terminal.
4. CHECK with a licensed electrician or service
personnel if you do not completely understand
the grounding instructions, or if you are not sure if
the tool is properly grounded.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1 • 3-prong plug 2 . Property grounded outlet
3 • Grounding prong
5. USE ONLY THREE-WIRE EXTENSION
CORDS that have 3-prong plugs and 3-prong
outlets that accept the tool’s plug as shown in Fig.
A. Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord
immediately.
\ A CAUTION: l1n all cases, make
certain the power supply outlet in question Is
properly grounded. If you are not sure, have
a licensed electrician check the power
supply outlet.
I A WARNING: ITHIS BENCH DRILL
PRESS IS FOR INDOOR USE ONLY. DO NOT
EXPOSE TO RAIN OR USE IN DAMP
LOCATIONS.
GUIDELINES FOR USING
EXTENSION CORDS
Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension cord, be sure
to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a
drop in line voltage, and result in loss of power
and overheating. The table below shows the
correct size to use according to cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number,
the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Extension Cords (AWG)
Mor.llwl NotMcnThan 25′(7.em) 50′(15m) 100′(30.4m) j 150′(4S.7m)
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Make sure your extension cord is properly
wired and in good condition. Always replace a
damaged extension cord or have it repaired by
a qualified person before using it. Protect y~ur
extension cords from sharp obJects, excessive
heat and damp or wet areas.
Use a separate electrical circuit for you~ tools.
This circuit must not be less than #12 wire and
should be protected with a 15 A time-delayed
fuse. Before connecting the motor to the power
line, make sure the switch is in the OFF
position and the electric current is rated the
same as the current stamped on the motor
nameplate. Running at a low voltage will
damage the motor.
I A, WARNING: !THIS TOOL MUST BE
GROUNDED WHILE IN USE TO PROTECT
THE OPERATOR FROM ELECTRICAL
SHOCK.
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OVERVIEW
T
A Digital speed readout K ·crank handle
B Large ON/OFF switch L Golumh support
C Depth scale M Base
D Chuck N Table lock bolt
E Table 0 Bevel scale
F large, heavy-duty feed handles p Laser line ON/OFF switch
G Housing cover screw H a LED work light switch Housing cover R Support lock handle
I Column
J Rack
s Speed control handle
T Power cord
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SPECIFICATIONS
BENCH DRILL PRESS WITH LASER LINE
MODEL NO.:
MOTOR:
POWER:
SPEED:
SWING:
SPINDLE TAPER:
CHUCK CAPACITY:
QUILL DIAMETER:
STROKE:
CAPACITY:
TABLE TILT:
LASER:
WEIGHT:
RDM1603BNV
120V 60 Hz
550W, 4.6Amp
530-3100RPM
12″ (305mm)
JT3
1/32- 5/8″ (3–16 mm)
2 3/5″ (65 mm)
3 1/8″ (80 mm)
6″ (152 mm) (chuck to column)
19 1/2″ (495 mm) (chuck to base)
O to 45° left and right
Class 111 , transformer powered
77.8 lb (35 kg)
ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS
UNPACKING AND CLEANING
Unpack the bench drill press and all its parts, and compare against the list below. Do not discard the
carton or any packaging until the bench drill press is completely assembled.
To protect the bench drill press from moisture, a protective coating has been applied to the machined
surfaces. Remove this coating with a soft cloth moistened with kerosene. Do not use acetone, gasoline,
or lacquer thinner to clean. Apply a coat of paste wax to the table and column. Wipe all parts with a clean,
dry cloth.
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ASSEMBL y AND ADJUSTMENTS
A Head/motor assembly
B Column assembly and table
bracket
C Table
D Base
E Chuck
F Chuck key
G Table lock handle
ASSEMBLY
The column assembly (column, column support,
rack, rack collar, and table support bracket) must
be attached to the base. The table and table
support handles must be attached to the table
support bracket. The motor housing must be
attached to the column.
I A, WARNING: I IF ANY PART IS
MISSING OR DAMAGED, DO NOT PLUG THE
BENCH DRILL PRESS IN UNTIL THE
MISSING OR DAMAGED PART IS REPAIRED
OR REPLACED, AND ASSEMBLY IS
COMPLETE.
Tools needed for assembly
• Adjustable wrench
• Screwdriver
• Hammer and block of wood
Column assembly to base (Fig. 3)
1. Place the column tube (1) on the base (2),
aligning the column support holes to the ·base
holes.
2. Install a hex head bolt (3) in each column
support hole and tighten bolts using the
adjustable wrench.
Paa,9
H Hex head bolts (4)
I Table crank handle
J Hex keys (2)
K Feed and speed handles ( 4)
L LED bulb
M Table adjustment wrench
N Wedge
Table (Fig. 4) · ·
1. Place the cran~ handle (1) onto the shaft
(2) of the tat?le bracket so the flat of the shaft is
under the set screw (8). Tighten the set screw . –
ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS
Drill press head to column (Fig. 5)
I A CAUTIOt-,EJ The drill press head is
heavy. To avoid injury, two people should lift
It into position.
1. Carefully lift the drill press head assembly (1)
and position it over the column (2).
2. Place the mounting opening (3) on the drill
press head over the top of the column.
Ensure the drill press head is seated properly on
the column.
3. Align the direction of the drill press head with
the direction of the base and the table.
4. Tighten the set screw (4) using a hex key.
2
Feed handles (Fig. 6)
1. Insert the three feed handles (1) into the
threaded openings on the feed hub (2).
2. Manually tighten handles into openings.
Note: When using the bench drill press, one or
two of the feed handles may be removed if an
unusually-shaped workpiece interferes with
handle rotation.
Speed handle (Fig. 7)
1. Insert the feed handle (1) into the threaded
opening on the speed hub (2).
2. Manually tighten handle into opening.
Mount the bench drill press (Fig. 8)
The bench drill press must be securely fastened
through the mounting holes (1) to a stand or
workbench with heavy-duty fasteners. This will
prevent the bench drill press from tipping over,
sliding, or walking during operation.
IMPORTANT: If the stand or workbench has a
tendency to move during operation, ~asten the
workbench securely to the floor.
LED bulb (Fig. 9)
Insert the LED bulb (1) Into the socket (2) in the
motor head assembly.
Note: LED bulb can be replaced by any 120V SL
LED bulb if the original one runs out of its lifetime.
Install the replacement LED bulb the same way
you install the original one.
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[AyJARNING: I DISCONNECT THE
BENCH DRILL PRESS FROM THE POWER
SOURCE BEFORE INSTALLING, ADJUSTING,
OR REMOVING THE CHUCK.
To install the chuck (Fig. 10)
1. Inspect and clean the taper hole in the chuck
(1) and the spindle (2). Remove all grease,
coatings, and particles from the chuck and
spindle surfaces with a clean cloth.
2. Open the chuck jaws (3) by manually turning
the chuck barrel clockwise. Make sure the jaws
are completely recessed inside the chuck.
3. Insert the chuck arbor (4) into the oper:iing at
the top of the chuck ( 1 ).
4. Seat the chuck and chuck arbor on the spindle
by placing a block of wood (5; not included) under
the chuck (1) and tapping the wood with a
hammer (6; not included) or tap the .chuck with a
rubber mallet (not included).
! A CAUTION: ; To avoid damaging the
chuck, make sure the jaws are completely
recessed into the chuck. Do not use a metal
hammer to drive the chuck Into the spindle.
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2
To remove the chuck (Fig.11)
1. Turn the feed handles (1) to lower the chuck
(2) to the lowest position.
2. Place a ball joint separator (3; not included)
above the chuck and tap the separator lightly with
a hammer (4; not included) to cause the
chuck to drop from the spindle.
Note: To avoid possible damage to the drill or
chuck, be prepared to catch the chuck as it falls.
ADJUSTMENTS
To raise or ~ower the table (Fig. 12)
1 . Loosen the support lock handle ( 1) and turn
the crank handle (2) until the table is at the
desired height.
2. Tighten the table lock before drilling.
To rotate the table (Fig. 12)
1. Loosen the support lock handle (1) and turn
the table around the column to the desired
position.
Note: The rack should rotate around the column
with the table support bracket. ff the rack binds
and will not rotate, slightly loosen the set screw
ASSEMBLVANDADJUSTMENTS
in the rack collar.
2. Tighten the support lock before drilling.
To tilt the table (Fig. 13)
1 . Loosen the bevel lock bolt ( 1) with the table
adjustment wrench provided, or with a suitable
socket wrench.
2. Tilt the table to the desired angle, using the
bevel scale (2) as a basic guide.
3. Re-tighten the bevel lock bolt.
4. To return the table to its original horizontal
position, loosen the bevel lock bolt (1).
5. Realign the table to the 0° setting on the
bevel scale (2),
6. Tighten the bevel tock bolt with the wrench.
To Install drill bits (Fig. 14)
1. Place the chuck key (1) into the side keyhole
of the chuck (2), meshing the key with the gear
teeth.
2. Turn the chuck key counter-clockwise to open
the chuck jaws (3).
3. Insert a drill bit (4) into the chuck far enough
to obtain maximum gripping of the chuck jaws.
4. Centre the drill bit in the chuck jaws before
final tightening of the chuck.
5. Tighten the chuck jaws using the chuck key to
ensure that the drill bit will not slip while drilling.
6. Remove the chuck key.
! ,A, WARNING: ! To avoid damaging the
chuck, make sure the jaws are completely
recessed into the chuck. Do not use a metal
hammer to drive the chuck into the spindle.
To square the table to the drill bit (Fig. 15)
1. Insert a 3″ (7.6 cm) long drill bit (1) into the
chuck (2) and tighten the jaws with the chuck key.
2. Raise the table with the crank handle (3)
approximately 1″ (2.5 cm) below the drill bit.
3. Place a combination square (5) on the table
as shown, placing the long straight edge of the
combination square against the drill bit. Make
sure the drill bit is parallel or aligned exactly to the
straight edge of the square.
4. If an adjustment is needed, loosen the bevel
lock bolt (6) with a wrench.
5. Tilt the table slightly, until the combination
straight edge is aligned perfectly with the drill bit.
6. Tighten the bevel lock when square.
Note: Adjustments for the correct function of youc
bench drill press return spring have been done at
the factory. Please do not modify them. However,
prolonged use of the drill press may make some
readjustments necessary.
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ASSEMBL V AND ADJUSTMENTS
Laser line (Fig. 16 and 17)
IAWARNING:l DO NOT STARE
DIRECTLY AT THE LASER BEAM! A HAZARD
MAY EXIST IF YOU DELIBERATELY STARE
INTO THE BEAM, PLEASE OBSERVE ALL
SAFETY RULES: THE LASER SHALL BE
USED AND MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE MANUFACTURER’S
INSTRUCTIONS:
• NEVER AIM THE BEAM AT ANY PEBSGN
OR AN OBJECT OTHER THAN THE
WORKPIECE.
• DO NOT PROJECT THE LASER BEAM
INTO THE EYES OF OTHERS.
• ALWAYS ENSURE THE LASER BEAM ·IS
AIMED AT A WORKPIECE THAT DOES NOT
POSSESS REFLECTIVE SURFACES AS THE
LASER BEAM COULD BE PROJECTED INTO
YOUR EYES OR THE EYES OF OTHERS.
1. Place a workpiece on the table.
2. Tum the laser switch (1) to the ON position.
3. Lower the drill bit to meet the workpiece (2).
The two laser lines should cross where the drill
meets the workpiece.
4. If the laser needs to be adjusted:
P.aget3
. a. Using a 3 mm hex key, turn the laser
ad1ustment set screws (~) counter-clockwise.
b. Rot~te t~e laser light housing (4) until the
two la~er Imes intersect where the drill meets the
:no;~:1ece. DO NOT stare directly at the laser
5. Re-tighten the adjustment set screws (3).
Spindle return spring (Fig. 18)
The spindle is equipped with an auto-return
mechanism. The main components are a spring
and a notched housing. The spring was properly
adjusted at the factory and should not be
readjusted unless absolutely necessa1y1.
1. Unplug the drill press.
2. Place a screwdriverr into the loop m \ta hold
the spring in place. . .
3. Loosen me two t;ipusing nuts (2)
approximately
1/4″ (6 mm). Do not remove·the nuts from
the threaded shaft. Do npt allow the spring 3
or spring housing to slip out of control.
4. While firmly holding the spring housing (3),
carefully pull the spring housing out untii it clears
the raised notch (4).
5. Turn the housing so that the next notch (5) is
engaged with the raised notch (4).
• To increase the spindle return tension, turn the
spring housing counter-clockwise.
• To decrease the tension, turn the spring housing
clockwise.
6. Tighten the two housing nuts. Do not
overtighten the two nuts. If the nuts are tightened
too much, the movement of the spindle and feed
handles will become sluggish.
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Angular “play” of the spindle (Fig. 19)
Move the spindle to the lowest downward position
and hold in place. Try to make the spindle revolve
around its axis while also moving it with a side
motion. If there is too much “play”, proceed as
follows:
1. Loosen·the lock nut (1 ).
2. Without obstructing the upward and
downward motion of the spindle, turn the screw
(2) clock-wise to eliminate the “play”.
Note: A little bit of “play” is normal.
3. Tighten the lock n~t (1).
To replace the belt (Fig. 20)
I A WARNING: I DISCONNECTTHE
BENCH DRILL PRESS FROM THE POWER
SOURCE BEFORE REPLACING THE BELT.
Belt tension and bench drill press speed is
controlled by automatic adjustments made to the
diameter of the front spindle when the drive
handle is moved.
Note: See page 17 for information on the variable
speed function of this bench drill press.
1. Remove the screw that secures the housing
cover (1). Open the housing cover.
~-. Remove the belt (2) from the housing cover if
it is broken. If it is not broken, but is too stretched
to operate correctly, work the belt off the drive
(motor) spindle (3). Then remove the belt from the
front spindle (4).
3. Replace the belt by putting a new belt over
the front spindle (4) and carefully sliding the belt
over the drive (motor) spindle (3).
I A WARNING: i DO NOT CHANGE THE
DRIVE SPEED WHEN THE BENCH DRILL
PRESS IS TURNED OFF.
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Bench Drill Press ON/OFF switch (Fig. 21)
1. To tum the drill press ON, insert the yellow
safety key (1) into the switch housing (2). As a
safety feature, the switch cannot be turned ON
without the safety key.
2. Flip the switch (3) upwards to the ON position.
3. To turn the drill press OFF, press the switch
downwards.
4. To lock the switch in the OFF position,
remove the safety key (1) from the switch. Store
the safety key in a safe place.
Light and laser Line ON/OFF switches (Fig.
21)
1. The light switch (4) is located below the
ON/OFF switch on the left.
2. The laser switch (5) is located below the
ON/OFF switch on the right.
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Position the table and workpiece (Fig. 22)
1. Always place a piece of backup material (1)
(wood, plywood, etc.) on the table underneath the
workpiece (2) . This will prevent splintering on the
underside of the workpiece as the drill bit breaks
through.
2. To keep the material from spinning out of
control, it must contact the left side (3) of the
column as illustrated, or be clamped (4; not
included) to the table.
Note: For small workpieces that cannot be
clamped to the table, use a drill press vise (not
included). The vise must be clamped or bolted to
the table to avoid injury.
GENERAL DRILLING GUIDELINES
IAWARNING: I TOPREVENTTHE
WORKPIECE AND THE BACKUP MATERIAL
FROM SLIPPING FROM YOUR HAND WHILE
DRILLING, POSITION WORKPIECE AND
BACKUP MATERIAL TO THE LEFT SIDE OF
THE COLUMN. IF THE WORKPIECE AND THE
BACKUP MATERIAL ARE NOT LONG
ENOUGH TO REACH THE COLUMN, CLAMP
WORKPIECE AND BACKUP MATERIAL TO
THE TABLE. FAILURE TO DO THIS COULD
RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURV.
To drill a hole:
1. Mark where. you want to drill in workpiece by
using a centre· punch or a sharp nail or tum ON
Laser Line to mark drilling point.
2. Before turning ON the bench drill press, tum
the feed handles ·to bring the drill bit down. Line
the drill bit tip up- with the mark. Clal’T!P the
workpiece in place,
3. Turn ON the bench drill press and pull down
on the feed handles with appropriate force
needed to allow the drill bit to drill material.
Note: FEEDING TOO SLOWLY might cause the
drill bit to turn in the chuck. FEEDING TOO
RAPIDLY might stop the motor, cause the belt to
slip, force the workpiece loose, or break the drill
bit. Practice with scrap material to get the feel of
the machine before attempting to do any drilling
operation.
OPERATION
To adjust drilling depth (Fig. 23)
The depth gauge controls the maximum distance
the drill bit will move up or down.
To stop the drill bit at a pre-measured depth:
1. Rotate the upper depth knob (2) until the
bottom of the knob is aligned with the desired
depth mark (5) on the gauge scale.
2. Rotate the depth scale lock knob (1) until it
meets the lower depth scale knob (2). The chuck
will stop after travelling downward to the selected
distance.
To adjust quill (return) height (Fig. 23)
To adjust the upward distance the quill (shaft that
moves up and down) can travel:
1. Turn the feed handles until the quill is at the
desired height and hold it there.
2. Rotate the lower depth knob (3) until it rests
against the bottom of the metal gauge support
(4).
DRILLING BLIND HOLES
Drilling an unmeasured blind hole (not all the way
through the workpiece) to a given depth can be
done two ways: using the depth scale method or
workpiece method.
Depth scale method (Fig. 24)
1. Make sure the o (” or mm) mark on the depth
gauge rests at the top edge of the metal support
(3) when the quill is fully retracted.
2. Put the workpiece on the table, and raise the
table until the tip of the drill bit just touches the top
of the workpiece. Lock the table in place.
3. Determine the drill depth for this workpiece.
4. Rotate the lower depth knob (2) until it is
aligned with the desired depth mark (4) (for
example, 1 “) on the gauge scale.
5. Rotate the upper depth lock knob (1) until it
meets the lower depth knob (2). The chuck will be
stopped at the distance selected on the depth
scale.
Workpiece method (Fig. 24 and 25)
1. Mark the desired depth (5) of the drill hole on
· the side of the workpiece.
2. With the bench drill press in the OFF position,
bring the drill bit (6) down until the tip is even with
the mark.
3. Holding the feed handles at this position,
rotate the lower depth knob (2) until it meets the
metal support.
4. Rotate the upper (1) depth scale lock knob
until it meets the lower knob (2). The chuck and
the drill bit will now be stopped at the distance
selected on the depth scale.
DRILLING SPEEDS
Important factors when determining the best
drilling speed:
• Material type
• Hole size
• Drill bit or cutter type
• Quality desired
Smaller drill bits require greater speed than large
drill bits. Softer materials require greater speed
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OPERATION
than harder materials . See right speadsheet ‘.0r
recommended speeds tor the workpiece matenal.
Mechanical variable speed (Fig. 26)
This is a variable speed bench drill press. To
increase or decrease the speed when operating,
raise or lower the speed handle ( 1 ).
Use the following table to determine the
recommended speed for the drill size you are
using and the type of material you are to drill.
While drilling, check the speed on the digital
speed readout (2) located at the front of the drill
press.
Recommended Soeed for Dill Size & Material
WOOD
ALUM ZINC
IRON STEEL
SPEED RANDE BRASS
(R.P.M.) in
2000-3100 318 7132 5,6 3132 2.4
1400-2000 518 16.0 11/32 8.75 5132 4,0
1000-1400 22.0 15132 12.0 1/4
800-1000 1-1 /4 31,75 11/16 17,5 3/8
530-800 1-518 3/4 5/8 16.0
MAINTENANCE
[AwARNIN-G: ! FOR YOUR OWN
SAFETY, TURN THE SWITCH OFF AND
REMOVE THE PLUG FROM THE POWER
SUPPLY BEFORE MAINTAINING OR
LUBRICATING THE BENCH DRILL PRESS.
Vacuum sawdust or metal shavings that
accumulates in and on the motor, pulley housing,
table, and work surface.
Apply a light coat of paste wax to the column and
table to help keep these surfaces clean and
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rust-tree.
The ball bearings in the spindle and the V-belt
pulley assembly are greased and pen:nanently
sealed. Pull the spindle _ down anc;t oil the spindle
sleeve moderately every three months.
Lubricate the table bracket and locking knobs if
they become difficult to use.
IACAUTION: !Auservlclngofthedrill
press should be pei:tormed by a qualified
service technician.
PROBLEM
Noisy operation.
The drill bit burns or
smokes.
Excessive drill
run-out
or wobble, drilled
hole
. is not round.
Drill bit binds in the
workpiece.
Spindle returns too
slowly or too quickly.
Chuck falls off
spindle.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBABLE CAUSE REMEDY
1. Incorrect belt ten;ion. • Adjust the belt tension. See “To replace
the belt” in ADJUSTMENTS.
2. Dry spindle. • Lubricate the spindle. See MAINTENANCE
section.
3. Loose spindle pulley. • Tighten the retaining nut on the pulley
insert.
4. Loose motor pulley. • Tighten the set screw on the side of the
motor pulley.
1. Drilling at the incorrect • Change the speed. See “Variable speed”
speed. in OPERATION.
2. The wood chips are not • Retract the drill bit frequently to clear the
coming out of the hole. chips.
3. Dull drill bit. • Resharpen or replace the drill bit.
4. Feeding the workpiece • Feed fast enough to cut the workpiece.
too slowly. See “To drill a hole” in OPERATION.
5. Not lubricated. • Lubricate the drill bit with cutting oil or
motor oil.
1. Bent drill bit. • Replace the drill bit.
2. Bit improperly installed in • Reinstall the bit. See “To install drill bits” in
the chuck. ADJUSTMENTS.
3. Worn spindle bearings. • Replace bearings. Take to a qualified
service technician.
4. Lengths of cutting flutes • Resharpen the drill bit correctly or replace
– -or angles not appropriate for with the appropriate type.
‘ the hardness of the wood
grain.
5. Chuck not properly • Reinstall the chuck. See “To install the
installed. chuck” in ASSEMBLY.
1. The workpiece is pinching • Support or clamp the workpiece. See
the bit. “Position the table and workpiece” in
OPERATION.
2. Excessive feed pressure. • Feed more slowly. See “Feeding the drill
bit” in OPERATION.
1. Spring has improper • Adjust the spring tension. See “Spindle
tension. return spring• in ADJUSTMENTS.
1. Dirt, grease, or oil on the • Clean the tapered surface of both the
tapered surface on the chuck and the spindle with a household .
spindle or in the chuck. detergent. See “To install the chuck” in
ASSEMBLY.
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PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE REMEDY
1. No backup material under • Always use a backup material. See
The workpiece
“Position the table and workpiece” in
splinters on the the workpiece.
OPERATION.
underside.
The workpiece is 1. Not supported or clamped • Support workpiece using extension wing or
slipping from your properly. clamps. See “Position the table and
hand. workpiece” in OPERATION.
1. Defective or broken • Take to a qualified service technician.
switch. • Take to a qualified service technician.
2. Defective or damaged
power cord.
3. Open circuit, loose • Take to a qualified service technician.
Motor will not run. connections, or burned out
motor.
4. Blown fuse or circuit • Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Tum
breaker. off other machines on the same circuit.
5. Low voltage. • Check the power line for the proper
voltage. Use another circuit or have a
qualified electrician upgrade the service.
Motor will not start 1. Short circuit in motor or • Take to a qualified service technician.
and fuses or circuit power cord.
breakers blow. 2. Incorrect fuses or circuit • Replace with correct fuse or circuit breaker
breakers. for the circuit. ·- Motor fails to reach 1. Overloaded circuit. • Tum off other machines and retry.
full power. 2. Improper extension cord. • Replace with proper size extension corc:I.
See ELECTRICAL INFsQ!;IM~Tl(!>N.
1. Short circuit in motor. • Take to a qualifiecl ervice technician. 2. Incorrect fuses or circuit • Replace with correct lase or circuit breaker Motor stalls. breakers. for the circuit.
3. Overloaded circuit. • Turn off other machines and retry. 4. Low voltage.
• Check the power line for the proper
voltage. Use another circuit or have a
qualified electrician upgrade the service.
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Pa~20
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Key No. Description Qty Key No. Description
Qty

1 Pan Head Screw, M4x8 2 53 Handle
4 Base 1 54 Hub 3
5 Support clamp 1 55 1 Pin, 5X16
6 Hex socket screw, M8x8 1 56 1 Ring
7 Hex bolt, M16x35 2 57 1 8 Support column Shaft-pinion 1 1 58 Hex bolt, M8x25 4 11 Hex bolt, M10x30 4 59 Washer 11 14 Crank 1 60 Motor 1 15 Hex. socket screw, M6x10 1 61 Key, C4x76 1 16 Worm 1 62 Hex bolt, M8x12 3 17 Gear pin 1 63 Motor mount 1 18 Helical gear 1 64 Pin, 6×16 2 19 Table support 1 65 Screw, M5x12 2 20 Table 1 66 Hex socket screw, M8x8 2 26 Rack 1 67 Hex socket screw, M6x8 4 27 Column tube 1 68 Head 1 28 Hex socket screw, M8x10 2 69 Shaft 2 29 Chuck key 1 70 Shaft plate 1 30 Chuck, JT3 (16mm) 1 71 Pan head screw, M5x10 3 31 Chuck arbor, MT2-JT3 1 73 Cord clamp 3 32 Spindle 1 74 Ball bearing 2 33 Screw, M6x20 1 75 Retaining ring 17 1 34 Ball bearing 1 76 Spacer 1 35 Lock collar 1 n Pulley Insert 1 36 Nut,M6 1 78 Key, 4×60 1 37 Lock nut 2 79 Hex nut, M12 2 38 Quill tube 1 80 Cap-spring 1
39 Lock-depth bolt 1 81 Spring-torsion 4
40 Quill gasket 1 82 Hex nut, MS 2
41 Ball bearing . 1 83 Retaining spring 2
42 Retaining ring 11 1 84 Socket set screw 1
43 Screw, M8x20 1 85 Pan head screw, M5x6 2
44 Lock washer 1 86 Lock washer 2
45 Spring 1 87 Pan head screw, M5x14 3
46 Shaft 1 88 Digital screen 1
47 Laser beam device 2 89 Switch box 1
49 Pan head screw, M3x8 1 90 Switch, HY18 1
50 Lamp assembly 1 91 Light switch, HY35B 2
51 Socket support 1 92 Adjust nut 2
52 Handle knob 4
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12″ Drill Press(Variable Speed)
WARRANTY
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are not completely satisfied with your MASTERFORCE™ brand power tool for any reason
within ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, return the tool with your original receipt to
any MENARDS® retail store, and we will provide you a refund – no questions asked.
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incidental, or consequential damages. The sole exclusive remedy against the seller will be for
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