Ryobi DP100 drill press help

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Ok so i purchased this a month or so ago, used. When i went to sure it the belt seemed too loose. I have been all over google and can not find what length the belt needs to be. Any help folks?

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Brian ...

Usually the motor is on a hinge so the belt can be tensioned. Try adjusting that before buying anything.

Brian ...

www.ereplacementparts.com/images/ryobi/DP100_WW_1.gif

Where the motor mounts are, there appears to be an adjustment screw for tensioning. Number 15 in the picture.

Thorreain ...

Stupid me, thanks Brian. I sometimes forget that not everyone has had a drill press forever and are firmiliar with it, and since you got it second hand you prob didn’t get a owners manual with it. That may be something to get on line too is the manual. I just assumed it was a stretched belt but it’s more likely just not tightened all the way.

TonyCan ...

You guys are freakin awesome!! The motor has slides on it. I adjusted them out and bam!! Nice and tight belt. Thanks for the help guys!