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King-Seeley Corp.-Central Specialty Division
Ann Arbor, MI; Ypsilanti, MI
Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
103.23130 Drill Press
Date of Manufacturer:
12/1/2012 12:59:00 PM
This is my Craftsman "100" 1950 Craftsman/King-Seeley drill press with a 15" swing. I inherited this bench drill press from my grandfather in 1994. He purchased it brand new in 1950 from Sears in the Detroit, Michigan area. I replaced the older 1/4 hp motor with a new 1/2-hp Marathon Electric motor. The vise on the base is a Dunlop "Approved Tools" model that was purchased at the same time. I use this sweetie all the time for both wood and metal work. I repainted all the King-Seeley power tools are inherited with my own mix using US Paint's Awl Grip mixed by eye to match the "King-Seeley" gray enamel color.
This machine weighs 136 lbs. without the motor and cost $74.95 per the 1951 Craftsman Power Tools catalog. It has a 1/2" Jacobs chuck and 4" of spindle travel and is a ball bearing industrial type with 4 sets of bearings.
There is a manual on this site for this drill press your can print off in the machine index under catalog reprints in the Craftsman section.
This manual link is for a 1950 model here: http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=573
1950 Craftsman "100" Bench Drill Press
Right hand wheel view
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