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Forum topic by JetJock posted 04-07-2008 07:30 PM 2347 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2008 07:30 PM

Hi everyone,

I just purchased an old Crafstman 150 drill press at a local auction. The machine had been used at our local high school for over 40 years and I got a very good deal. The motor, spindle, chuck and gearing is in excellent condition. I took the machine home and disassembled, cleaned and reassembled in an afternoon, making sure to oil and grease while reassembling. I also replaced the power cord. This is a very good DP for the money I spent and I about broke my back lugging it down stairs. The make and model is a late 50’s or early 60’s Craftsman 150 (103-24530). I think it was made by King Seeley, according to information found on line. Walker Turner made the drill presses for Sears prior to the late 50’s.

The only thing wrong with the machine is it needs at return spring for the spindle. I took everything apart and the spring is broke in the middle. I shopped the Sears/Craftsman site for spare parts but the machine is too old. I also consulted ebay and found nothing. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find a replacement spring, or, information about modifying a spring that is readily available? I do not have a manual for this machine either, so, information on where to find a manual would be appreciated as well. I plan to use the machine even if I don’t find the part I need. I really enjoy drilling accurate holes and the power this machine delivers is unbelievable.

I appreciate the help.

-- Todd C, Central Illinois

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#1 posted 04-07-2008 09:36 PM

Good luck finding something like that.

If you don’t find it then you might think about rigging something of to make it foot controlled with a counter
weight to raise the spindle. That would free up both of you hands.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-07-2008 10:59 PM

If you haven’t already tried it, you should check out the Old Woodworking Machine website. This is the discussion forum; you might want to search through the posts there and see if you can find any useful information. If not, then inquire with your own post – the guys there are super friendly and useful (but they DO like their pictures, so you should seriously consider taking some and posting them along with your question; I think it helps generate answers).

They have a sister site with a ton of useful database information, from dating your specific model (a lot of Delta info) to downloadable (.pdf format) manuals.

Good luck!

-- Ethan,

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#3 posted 04-08-2008 04:18 AM

Thanks Gary and Ethan.

Ethan, I did search OWWM websitebeforeI posted here. There was a guy who purchased and refurbed a machine identical to mine. I asked him for help.
Sure would love to find someone with a spring just laying around, but I guess that would be too much to ask.

Thanks for the help/

-- Todd C, Central Illinois

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