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    question for Jeff Horton

    Jeff, or anyone, I would like to restore my Craftsman drill press. I have started disassembly. My question is, how do you remove the tags without destroying them? They are held on with small "rivets" I guess. Not sure if that is the right name for them or not. Thanks for any help you can give me.
    John

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    John,

    Might have to drill the rivets out. Then when you are done with the restore, pop rivet it back on, or put it on with small screws.

    just my 2 cents. Maybe Jeff will have a better idea.
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    Thanks Sean, I considered trying to drill them out but the head on them is very round, I'm afraid drill will skip right off. I may end just grinding them down very carefully.
    John

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    Thats an idea too. If you had something like a Dremel, you might be able to grind them off with more precision than with a drill.
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    EASY!! Of course I am assuming they are the same as mine and probably are. Clean the dirt off from behind the rivets and see if the hole isn't drilled through. I will bet it is. Is so, then it is a drive screw and just take a small pin punch and tap them out. SAVE THEM! They can be reused.

    I suggest getting some zipper bags and putting them and the tags in there.

    On some machines there is a blind hole and getting them out with out ruining the tag is a royal pain. You can't hardly drill them out because they are very hard. Probably worked hardened from being forged to shape.

    Jeff
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    Thanks Jeff, sure enough, I turned the base over and the hole is all the way thru. DUH! that's easy enough.
    John

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