Uses for my 1934 Craftsman Drill Press

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Forum topic by Woodmaster1 posted 08-04-2013 08:39 PM 2091 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2013 08:39 PM

I was looking at the information sheet and thought it was interesting how many different uses there was for the 1934 drill press. I do not have the different attachments just the drill press. I also have an instruction booklet for it as well.

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#1 posted 08-26-2013 05:24 AM

Really it is the electric motor that provides all the versatility, once you get past the idea of it being just a drill a whole world of possibilities opens up.

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 05:27 AM

Drill, saw, truck, bicyle. If it has power ? USE IT !

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#3 posted 12-08-2016 11:13 PM

Hi there, I have acquired one of these and was wondering if you could help me. Your photos are the only thing I’ve found that matches. Could you please send or post better photos of the parts page? I am missing something just don’t know what.

Thank you for your time,


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#4 posted 12-08-2016 11:32 PM

You can get that info from the 1934 Sears tool catalog:

1934 Craftsman Power Tools

There might be a manual for it over there as well (Vintagemachinery site), but I didn’t look.


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#5 posted 12-08-2016 11:32 PM

I will look for the info and take better pictures. My brother in law has the drill press right now and he went south for warmer weather.

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#6 posted 12-09-2016 08:03 AM

Thanks for your response! I’ve checked vintage tools and they don’t have any info useful for me. I look forward to warmer weather.



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#7 posted 12-09-2016 01:33 PM

@Evanolddrill – the anatomy of a drill press doesn’t really change from year to year, so look on the Vintage Machinery for ANY Sears DP for nomenclature. They all have quills that ride on bearings and return springs and pulleys etc. You can have one apart easily in an hour.

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