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2288 days ago
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