Craftex CT024N Owner`s manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
CT024N – 8” DRILL PRESS
INDEX
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Features
Electrical Information
Unpacking & Cleaning
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PAGE 6
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Assembly
Base to Column
Drill Press Head to Column
Feed Handle
Pulley Cover
Mounting the Drill Press
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Adjustments
Changing Spindle Speeds
Table Adjustments
Drilling Depth
Spindle Return Spring
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Operation
Drilling Speeds
Metalworking
Woodworking
Feeding
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Maintenance
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Schematic Diagram
Parts List
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Warranty
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GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE USED IN OPERATING ALL POWER TOOLS. KNOW
YOUR POWER TOOL, BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS OPERATION. READ THE OWNER’S
MANUAL AND PRACTICE SAFE USAGE PROCEDURES AT ALL TIMES.
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CONNECT your machine ONLY to the matched and specified power source.
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WEAR SAFETY GLASSES, HEARING PROTECTION and SAFETY
SHOES when operating heavy machinery. Always wear safety glasses.
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DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewellery when operating machinery.
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A Safe Environment is important. Keep the area free of dust, dirt and other
debris in the immediate vicinity of the machine.
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BE ALERT! Do Not Use prescription or other drugs that may affect your ability
or judgement to safely use this machine.
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DISCONNECT the power source when making other adjustments or repairs.
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NEVER leave an operating tool unattended.
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NEVER reach over the table when the tool is in operation.
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ALWAYS keep blades, knives or bits sharp and properly aligned.
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ALWAYS keep all safety guards in place and ensure their proper function.
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ALWAYS make sure that any tools used for adjustments are removed before
operating the machine.
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ALWAYS secure your work with the appropriate clamps or vises.
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ALWAYS keep bystanders safely away while operating machinery.
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THINK SAFETY. WORK SAFELY. Never attempt a procedure if it does not
feel safe or comfortable.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Always make certain that you clamp down any object that you are drilling into.
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When drilling, make sure that you are using the correct speed for the material
being drilled.
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Clear the drill press table of all objects before turning the tool on.
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Keep hands and fingers safely away from the spinning drill bits.
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NEVER start the drill press with the drill bit in contact with the work piece.
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Make certain that the drill bit is securely tightened into the drill chuck.
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NEVER wear gloves while operating a drill press.
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Make certain that the table lock is securely tightened before using the drill press.
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Never attempt to drill any material that is not flat without using a secure jig for
that specific work piece.
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Always remove the drill bit before leaving the machine.
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DRILL PRESS FEATURES
As part of the growing line of Craftex woodworking equipment, we are proud to
offer the CT024N Drill Press. The Craftex name guarantees Craft Excellence. By
following the instructions and procedures laid out in this owner’s manual, you will
receive years of excellent service and satisfaction. The CT024N is a professional
tool and like all power tools, proper care and safety procedures should be
adhered to.
This little drill press features solid cast iron construction, depth stop adjustment
and lockable switches. Comes complete with pulleys, belts, arbor, drill chuck and
motor.
Specifications
Size: 8"
Motor: 1/3 HP
Chuck: 1/2"
Spindle: JT33
Table: 7" Round
Speeds: 5
Height: 23"
Weight: 20 kg.
Carton size: 14" x 8 1/2" x 17 1/2"
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides the path of least
resistance for electrical current and reduces the risk of electrical shock. This tool
is equipped with an electrical cord that has an equipment grounding conductor
and a grounding plug. The plug MUST be plugged into a matching outlet that has
been properly installed and grounded in accordance with ALL local codes and
ordinances.
DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG PROVIDED. If the provided plug will
not fit the electrical outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a
qualified licensed electrician.
IMPROPER CONNECTION of the equipment grounding conductor can result in
risk of electrical shock. The conductor wire with the green insulation (with or
without yellow stripes) is the equipment-grounding conductor. If repair or
replacement of the electrical cord or plug is required, DO NOT connect the
equipment grounding conductor to a live terminal.
If in doubt about these instructions consult a qualified,
licensed electrician.
USE ONLY A THREE-WIRE EXTENSION CORD with
a 3-prong grounding plug and three-hole receptacles
that accept the tool’s plugs as shown.
It is recommended that stationary tools be assigned to a dedicated 15 amp circuit
using #12 wire.
UNPACKING AND CLEANING
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Carefully unpack your drill press and all of its parts. Compare the carton contents
with the illustration below. Do not discard any packing material until the drill press
is completely assembled and operating properly.
Your drill press and some of its parts have been coated with a protective
lubricant that should be removed before the machine is assembled. This can be
done with a soft cloth moistened with non-corrosive kerosene or mineral spirits.
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ASSEMBLY
BASE TO COLUMN
Select the base and the drill press column from the loose parts. Select the four
bolts from the parts bag. Align the holes of the post flange to the threaded holes
in the base. Insert the bolts and tighten securely.
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ASSEMBLY
DRILL PRESS HEAD TO COLUMN.
Lift the drill press head carefully and position it over the column.
The column fits into the drill press mounting hole. Make certain the mounting hole
is properly seated on the column. Line the drill press head up with the table and
base and then tighten the two set-screws using the supplied hex wrench.
FEED HANDLE.
Fit the feed handle onto the shaft.
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ASSEMBLY
PULLEY COVER
Insert washer and screw through the hole in the pulley cover, thread the knob
onto the screw and then tighten.
MOUNTING THE DRILL PRESS
Your drill press must be securely fastened to prevent the machine from tipping,
sliding or walking during operation. There are two base holes provided for this.
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Adjustments
CHANGING SPINDLE SPEEDS
Disconnect the drill press from its power source.
Open the pulley cover.
Loosen the slide bar knob
Move the motor to the front to loosen the tension on both belts.
Relocate the belts to the pulley steps appropriate to the required spindle speed
To tighten the belt tension, move the motor toward the rear of the drill press.
Tighten the slide bar knob
Close the pulley cover.
Test run the drill press to check the belts for proper tension.
TABLE ADJUSTMENTS
To tilt the table from 0 degrees to 45 degrees left or right, loosen the table locking
bolt, tilt the table to the desired angle and tighten the bolt.
When returning the table to 0 degrees tighten the bolts.
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ADJUSTMENTS
DRILLING DEPTH
Your drill press has been equipped with a new type depth adjustment. To set the
depth stop, loosen the depth locking nuts and rotate them to the desired depth as
indicated on the scale.
SPINDLE RETURN SPRING
The spindle is equipped with an auto-return mechanism. The main components
of which are a spring and a notched chrome housing. The spring was properly
adjusted at the factory and should not be readjusted unless absolutely
necessary. If required, proceed as follows:
- Unplug the drill press.
- Loosen the two housing nuts (1) approximately 1/4".
- Firmly hold the spring housing (2) and pull it out so it clears the raised notch
(3).
- Turn it until the next notch is engaged with the boss. To increase
the tension, turn it clockwise and counter-clockwise to decrease
the tension.
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Tighten the two nuts.
Do not over-tighten the nuts, as it will make the spindle handle sluggish.
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OPERATION
Note: As with any new piece of equipment, the owner/operator should use scrap
material in order to become accustomed to it.
DRILLING SPEEDS
The following is intended to be a general rule-of-thumb, not specific information.
Important drilling speed factors are the type of material, hole size, the type of drill
bit/cutter and the desired cut quality. The smaller the drill bit, the higher the
speed required and soft materials generally require a higher speed while hard
materials a slower speed.
METAL WORKING
A metal workpiece (like all work) should be firmly clamped to the drill press table
and the table securely locked. NEVER hold the workpiece with your bare hands.
The drill bit may grab and cause serious personal injury.
Flat metal pieces should be backed with scrap wood and clamped.
Irregular-shaped pieces should be blocked and clamped.
WOODWORKING
Metal-piercing twist drills may be used on wood but the preferred choice is bradpoint bits or Forstner-type bits.
Do not use auger bits, as they will tend to lift off the table.
To prevent tear-out when drilling through a workpiece, back it with a piece of
scrap wood.
FEEDING
Be aware of the sound of the drill press motor when drilling.
Do not rotate the feed handles too quickly as the belts may slip or the motor may
stall.
Feeding too slowly may cause the drill bit to heat up and possibly burn the
workpiece.
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MAINTENANCE
Disconnect the Power Cord before Working on the Machine
Although machines such as this drill press are designed to work in wood shops
and metal shops, sawdust and metal shavings are not friendly to electrical
motors.
The owner should routinely (once a month) blow out or vacuum metal shavings
and sawdust from around the motor cover, the pulley housing, the drill press
table and other surfaces.
The drill press table should be cleaned after each use.
The application of a light coat of paste wax on drill press column and the table
will help keep these surfaces clean and rust-free.
The bearings in the quill and V-belt assembly are permanently greased and
sealed.
A light application of oil to the quill every three months is recommended.
Lubricate other moving parts as well to keep the drill press well maintained.
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CT024N – 8” Drill Press
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM
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CT024N – 8” Drill Press
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CRAFTEX 2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Craftex warrants every product to be free from defects in materials and agrees to correct such defects where applicable.
This warranty covers two years for parts and 90 days for labour (unless specified otherwise), to the original purchaser
from the date of purchase but does not apply to malfunctions arising directly or indirectly from misuse, abuse, improper
installation or assembly, negligence, accidents, repairs or alterations or lack of maintenance.
Proof of purchase is necessary.
All warranty claims are subject to inspection of such products or part thereof and Craftex reserves the right
to inspect any returned item before a refund or replacement may be issued.
This warranty shall not apply to consumable products such as blades, bits, belts, cutters, chisels, punches etceteras.
Craftex shall in no event be liable for injuries, accidental or otherwise, death to persons or damage to
property or for incidental contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our
products.
RETURNS, REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS
To return, repair, or replace a Craftex product, you must visit the appropriate Busy Bee Tools
showroom or call 1-800-461-BUSY. Craftex is a brand of equipment that is exclusive to Busy Bee
Tools.
For replacement parts directly from Busy Bee Tools, for this machine, please call 1-800-461BUSY (2879), and have your credit card and part number handy.
• All returned merchandise will be subject to a minimum charge of 15% for re-stocking and
handling with the following qualifications.
• Returns must be pre-authorized by us in writing.
• We do not accept collect shipments.
• Items returned for warranty purposes must be insured and shipped pre-paid to the nearest
warehouse (see locations on inside back cover of this manual).
• Returns must be accompanied with a copy of your original invoice as proof of purchase.
Returns must be in an un-used condition and shipped in their original packaging a letter
explaining your reason for the return. Incurred shipping and handling charges are not
refundable.
• Busy Bee will repair or replace the item at our discretion and subject to our inspection.
• Repaired or replaced items will be returned to you pre-paid by our choice of carriers.
• Busy Bee reserves the right to refuse reimbursement or repairs or replacement if a third party
without our prior authorization has carried out repairs to the item.
• Repairs made by Busy Bee are warranted for 30 days on parts and labour.
• Any unforeseen repair charges will be reported to you for acceptance prior to making the
repairs.
• The Busy Bee Parts & Service Departments are fully equipped to do repairs on all products
purchased from us with the exception of some products that require the return to their
authorized repair depots. A Busy Bee representative will provide you with the necessary
information to have this done.
• For faster service it is advisable to contact the nearest Busy Bee location for parts availability
prior to bringing your product in for repairs.
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