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    Default Waldown drill press revival

    I have a Waldown 8sn that I am rebuilding and need to remove the column from the base.
    From what I can see there are no fixings holding the 2 together so think it must just be a press fit? Can anyone confirm that this is the case? I don't have a press so will have to jerry something up if I need to press it out.

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    Have you tried unscrewing it? Some old drill presses had threaded tube for the columns. You can tighten the drilling table onto the column and hit it with a big rubber mallet to see if it unscrews.
    If not, some photos from above and below the base may help?
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    No, haven;t tried that. I have had a close look at it from above and below and it doesn't appear to be threaded.

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    What a cat astrophe.

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    maybe something here
    https://motofaction.org/tool-reviews...y-information/
    or reach out to the site owner for heads up
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bros View Post
    What a cat astrophe.
    Yep, the kids got a new kitten, I got a new drill....fair deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by David.Elliott View Post
    maybe something here
    https://motofaction.org/tool-reviews...y-information/
    or reach out to the site owner for heads up
    Thanks David. I have read through that site before and it is interesting but has no relevant info. I have the assembly drawings from Brobo and the connection doesn't seem to be threaded nor does it have any sort of locking screw.

    There is an active Waldown Facebook site and someone there will know but I don;t post on facebook for anonymity reasons. Might need to create a fake account..

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    Too hard to create a second asccount so have just messaged one of the gurus so hopefully he can shed some light.

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    Thanks Droog. Yes I have read that previously but the column removal is for another brand. It may well be the same for the Waldown but I don;t want to find out when I break something that it is different!

    I have put some Penetrene on the join and will probably fabricate something on the weekend to try and press it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tools View Post
    Thanks Droog. Yes I have read that previously but the column removal is for another brand. It may well be the same for the Waldown but I don;t want to find out when I break something that it is different!

    I have put some Penetrene on the join and will probably fabricate something on the weekend to try and press it out.

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    Not the way I read it, my take is he is removing a Waldown column to put in another brand base as the Waldown column is hollow and weighs less.

    Could always PM Bob as he is still an active member

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    I think you are right. Workmax must be a Waldrown model,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tools View Post
    I think you are right. Workmax must be a Waldrown model,

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    See the section about the 1970’s
    https://motofaction.org/tool-reviews...y-information/

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