Vintage Craftsman Bench Top Drill Press

by Andrew
(Calabasas, CA,)

Craftsman Bench Top Drill Press

Craftsman Bench Top Drill Press

I picked this drill press up at a yard sale. It has a four speed pulley and a tilting table. The serial number is 103.0305. I don't know how old it is.

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Apr 23, 2017
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Craftsman drillpress103.0305 NEW
by: John marsden

I have one of these. Was my grandfathers, then my fathers, now mine. My workbench collapsed, drill press fell on its nose and bent the spindle. Anybody have one for sale or know of a parts place that might have it? Diverjtm@gmail.com or 9414008701

Sep 14, 2015
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Chuck Key Size NEW
by: Malcore

I had one of these given to me and am trying to figure out the chuck key size... Anyone help?

Jun 10, 2015
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103.0303 NEW
by: g galant

just picked up 103.0303 and was delighted with it until i broke quill spring. i'm in process of getting replacement other than that this is a true classic.just wondering if splined pulley is available if not what is and could be used as replacement if a source to spline it came up.

Jun 10, 2015
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103.0303 NEW
by: g galant

just picked up 103.0303 and was delighted with it until i broke quill spring. i'm in process of getting replacement other than that this is a true classic.just wondering if splined pulley is available if not what is and could be used as replacement if a source to spline it came up.

Jun 19, 2013
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drill press date
by: softailgarage

I also have this model, it's a 1942. I have found it in the '42 craftsman catalog( if i could post the ad I would). Unlike most of Craftsman drill presses, table saws, bench grinders, etc. which tend to remain the same for roughly 10 years, this model had a very limited run from 1942 - 1943, possibly due to the war.

Jan 03, 2011
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Craftsmen Drill Presss Chuck Key
by: Cigarjohn

I have the exact craftsmen drill press that's in the photo. Can anyone tell what size chuck key would work for it? My chuck key was lost and I tried a 3/8" key and it seems to be too small. I can use a new belt for it too.

Dec 23, 2010
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I have one too!!
by: gary

It's great to be able to locate people that have the same interest as i do.I have a model 103-0303 that doesn't need any parts yet.I was just curious as to what year it was.The only complaint i have is no matter where i set the belt on the pulleys i can't slow it down enough to run large drill bits.Does anyone have suggestions about this or any info about the age??? Thanks Gary

Jan 23, 2010
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Need parts for Craftsman (King Seeley) Drill Press
by: DKearney

Looking for the following parts for a Craftsman Drill Press from the '50s.
27415 - Spindle Pulley (splined bottom end drive)
27130 - Spindle Assembly (splined)
Table lift assembly - I believe it was a rack and pinion design.

Any help you can provide will be apprecitated.

Dan Kearney
dan@kearneynet.com

Jan 13, 2010
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VINTAGE DRILL PRESS
by: ROGER ZICKEFOOSE

I also have a vintage drill press that i resently bought, but I really do not need it. I would like to sell it, if anyone is interested, please E-mail me with an offer, my E-mail is; UNDERTAKER62155@YAHOO.COM.....OR; call me @ 317-917-8054 (H), or 317-490-1572 (C)> Thanks.....(The model number is #247,...tes it is old, and yes it does work!!)

Oct 25, 2009
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I had to give up
by: Bob H

I never was able to find the splined pulley for my drill press and had to give up and buy another one. I still have the old press if somebody is interested in 'parting it out'. I can be reached at bhanna1@austin.rr.com

Oct 24, 2009
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old drill press
by: steve

I have one too. I was doing a remodel job & the homeowner gave it to me. Works fine

Jul 16, 2009
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Wanted: Craftsman Drill press spindle pulley
by: Bob Hanna

I need the spindle pulley for my old Craftsman drill press, model number 103.23640. This pulley is for the chuck side of the press. The outdated Sears part number is 27415. I would also like to find the splined sleeve, part #18413. The diameter of the splined shaft is 5/8 inch with the shallow or lower part of the splines measuring 1/2 inch. I'm hoping that someone either has one of these for sale or can tell me where to locate one. Another hope is that the same splined pulley has been used on other Sears presses and I can get a model number to use in a Sears search. Any help will be greatly appreciated! I can be reached at bhanna1@austin.rr.com

Jul 16, 2009
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Craftsman Press info source
by: BobHanna

There are two web sites that can help you determine the vintage of the press, you can even see the service manuals for you machine. They are OWWM.com and OWWM.net

Jul 12, 2009
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I just got one like this...
by: Anonymous

I just purchased a drill just like the one in the picture that is in excellent working condition. I am going to do some research on the drill, but its design (the shark fin) makes me think that it was made during the 20s and 30s during the Art Deco period.

Earle

May 18, 2009
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1940's craftsman drill press & lathe
by: Linda

I have a 1940's craftsman bench style drill press and lathe but have no idea how to value it. Any suggestions?

May 11, 2009
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Craftsman Drill Press and Lathe
by: Nick Graves.....manteca ca

I just got mine last weekend from my grandpa.
I have no idea what year it is but its the same one as in the picture. The motor shaft to the pulley also broke on mine as i took the pulley off. I'm in the process of painting it. (black and red) maybe I'll post pictures when im done.

Dec 30, 2008
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1960's drill press
by: Tammy Wright

My Grandfather was a gunsmith, and had a drill press exactly like this. When he passed away my Father, also a gunsmith,inherited and still uses this machine.Recently the top pulley on the shaft broke and we are trying to find a replacement. The drill press went through a fire in my grandfathers shop and the plates containing the serial and model numbers were burned off. Can anyone help?

Dec 09, 2008
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I have one too
by: George Larson

It was my grandfathers. I think it is from the 40s or 50s. I live in Woodland Hills. Are you willing to sell it?

geolar@earthlink.net

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