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Sears | Craftsman

True Manufacturer:
Atlas Press Co., Kalamazoo, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 15"
Submitted By: Bob Passaro
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: don't know --help?
Date of Manufacturer: 1930s or 1940s?
Serial Number:
Last Updated 2/2/2016 7:46:28 AM

I surmise from other images on OWWM that this Craftsman drill press was made by Atlas and dates to the '30s or '40s. I don't know the model No. Would appreciate any help in determining that.

My father-in-law (an electrician) did some work for an old woman. The job turned out to be a little more expensive than she expected, so she offered to trade some of her late husband's tools. My father-in-law said he'd trade for the drill press and call it good. She agreed. Then he gave this to me for my birthday. Nice gift!

It is a wonderful tool, but I am realizing it might be time to tune it up. I'm not sure if the motor is original. I suspect not. Also, it is missing a piece right in front and above the chuck. Can anyone fill me in on this? I'm going to post a question in the discussion forum about this. Thanks.

Photo 1:

Comments: Craftsman (Atlas) drill press
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Comments: Shows site of missing part -- help?
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