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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
King-Seeley Corp.-Central Specialty Division, Ann Arbor, MI; Ypsilanti, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 13 1/2
Submitted By: Justin Weier
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 103.23120
Date of Manufacturer: 1949
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Last Updated 5/12/2018 11:59:54 AM

Comments:
I picked this up a couple years ago with the idea that I would add a variable speed DC motor. That idea died pretty quickly though. As a birthday present to myself I drove the 4 hours south to the quad cities and picked it up. It was in pretty rough shape at the time. The return spring was broken and the bearings were shot. I stripped it down to parts and replaced all the bearings with modern equivalents and the return spring. I've been working on a table/fence setup for the drill press and converted it to a keyed chuck. The Garage Journal Forum's Craftsman Drill Press thread has been invaluable source of information for getting this machine restored. Sorry I'm missing so many pictures of the process.

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Comments: Just after I got it home with the DC motor and controller I picked up on the same trip. I decided against using the motor for this application and went with a 1/2 hp Craftsman motor from the early 40's
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Comments: One of the few in progress shots I still have.
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Comments: Mostly finished. I picked up the legs as part of another project. I assumed they were from a 1940's craftsman table saw base. However I found out later that these are likely from something else entirely.
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Comments: You can see in this picture the base on the left (under the band saw) is the stand I thought the legs I used originated. Having them side by side they are obviously not the same design. I'm working on adding the table/fence right now.
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