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Manufactured/Badged by:
Power King Tool Corp.
Warsaw, IN

True Manufacturer:
Atlas Press Co., Kalamazoo, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 11-3/4"
Submitted By: Brian Kachadurian
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 611
Date of Manufacturer: Early to Mid-1940s?
Serial Number: 5289 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 10/19/2016 11:49:52 AM

I picked-up this drill press on 6/2/2006 from a gentleman in Grosse Pointe Farms Michigan (Ebay, local pick-up). He said it belonged to his grandfather.

Power King 11-3/4" (sometimes referred to as a 12") bench top drill press, s/n 5289.
This machine was made by Atlas and is similar in construction to their Model 42.
Possibly early to mid-1940s. (The machine tag is the same configuration as Atlas machines, which leads me to believe it was made during the acquisition transition.)
It has bronze sleeve and ball thrust bearings.
The column is 1-5/8" diameter.
This model has the upgraded Jacobs (6A) 0-1/2" chuck, on a 33JT nose. The base machine had a threaded nose and keyless chuck.
Both table and base have parallel attachment slots.
The previous owner brushed on the grey paint. The green paint on the motor mount is original.

Update 6/22/06: cleaned and polished the column, chuck, table, handles and mating surfaces. Full lubrication of all points. Installed a used 1/3hp A.O. Smith motor that I purchased for $5 at a recycling center. Installed a new belt, power cord and switch. This DP shows very little wear and runs very smooth. It is an impressive sleeve bearing DP.

The drill press is standing to the left of a similar Sears (Companion or Dunlap-no identification) machine, given to me by a fellow OWWMer, on 6/2/2006. (I believe it is a ~1940 Dunlap/Atlas 101.03521 machine. Note the threaded spindle nose.)

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Comments: Power King 611 and similar Sears machine.
Source: Canon S230 with flash, garage work bench.
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Comments: Head
Source: Canon S230 with flash, garage work bench.
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