Vintage Craftsman 13" Drill Press

by Richard Morris
(Sand Lake, Mi)

Vintage Craftsman 13

Vintage Craftsman 13

This is a 13in. bench top drill press. It has a tilting table, 1/2 in chuck. I can't find a model # anywhere. Has been in the family for 35yrs and it was used when purchased by my Father. Would like to find out the vintage and value.

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Mar 18, 2011
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Craftsman Drillpress
by: Andy

I was given a drill press that looks similar to the one in the photo. It's been unused for at least 25 years and isn't in the best of condition but I want to restore it. I estimate that it is at least 60 years old. The belt is long gone. The distance from end to end on the pulleys is about 25". My problem is that I can't figure out how to put a new belt on the machine. There is a vertical metal shaft on the front end of the machine which goes through the front pulley. I'm assuming that the shaft has to be removed in order to install the belt over the pulley. There are two set screws on either side of the shaft which I've removed but I still can't remove the shaft. The shaft rotates freely. Can anyone offer some help? Thank you.

Nov 25, 2009
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Craftsman Drill Press Vintage
by: Bill Russ

I have a 1943 Craftsman tool catalog. Your drill press (dp) is featured on the cover and described on page 23. The cost was 38.95 (less motor) and was the lower of the 3 Craftsman modles. The order number was 99 PTM 2380. Not sure if the order number corresponds to the model number. It did require a war time priority for the order to be accepted. A 1/3 or 1/2 hp motor was recomended. Origionaly shipped with a Jacobs brand chuck.

Both Craftsman and Dunlap motors were available. Craftsman 1/2 hp 1750 rpm was 17.95 and order number was 99 pt 01956, 1/3 - 1750 was 14.95 no= 99 PT 01955. Only 1/3 was available in Dunlap 1750. Number 99pt05620 for 11.95. Also with only bushings instead of ball bearings no=99pt05583 for 9.95

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