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stressbuny

01:29PM | 11/28/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
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I have an old Craftsman Drill Press that I need to get some product information on. I called ***** today and the model number doesn't come up in their system. They say it is probably a pre WWII model, before they kept good records. The model number is 115.6960. It is a Craftsman model, freestanding, with a keyless chuck. The motor is a Dunlop, 115A. The motor runs fine; the belt needs to be replaced, as well as the chuck. I believe that the chuck is rusted closed. The drill is my grandfather's and I don't want to scrap it. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get product information on this? In case ***** can't find anything. They have their research team looking into it. Thanks for your help.

James

carl21l

08:18PM | 11/28/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
173 lifetime posts
go to http://www.owwm.com/ and check for information on the site under craftsman. the model number you listed is for the Rixon manufactured motor on the press. you should be able to replace the chuck with a new jacbos chuck if you can remove the old one and get the diameter and thread pitch of the old chuck

JMHO

Carl

stressbuny

02:37AM | 11/29/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
4 lifetime posts
I have checked with the site. They don't have Rixon even listed with regards to a manufacturer, and the plate on the motor says Dunlop. I posted a message there as well, but have not heard of anything yet. Thanks for the comment about the Jacobs chuck. I will look into that.

James

carl21l

05:22AM | 11/29/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
173 lifetime posts
Rixon is listed in the OEM listing for craftsman. as far as i know, they onlyu made dunlap motors for ***** in the 40's 50's time frame. I have a 1/2 hp capacitor start motor labeled dunlap with the id tag on the motor using the 115.6962 model code. the saw it was with is a 103.0207 with Dunlap logo and a craftsman model tag on the base of the saw casting. i have seen other Dunlap motors with the 115 code but no other equipment tags with the code on other items. where is the 115 code tage located on your drill press?? have you looked at the photos of the dunlap drill presses in the craftsman dunlap listing to see if they are similar to yours?

JMHO

Carl

stressbuny

06:57AM | 11/29/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
4 lifetime posts
The number that I have listed appears on the plate on the motor like the one on the Web Site. It is actually identical, except the model number. Could not find any information about Rixon on the site.

The unit I have is not a tabletop; looked at the Dunlap presses with photos on the site. Per the guy at *****, I think it was manufactured around 1946, which would jive with the information you provided.

The model number I have on the motor (115.6960) is the only number I see on the unit. Have looked for Rixon and Dunlap information on the web; no luck.

James

stressbuny

02:45PM | 11/30/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
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I found out the CORRECT model number for my drill press. It is 103.23100, made in 1946. I found a parts diagram and parts list online, but no owner's manual. I found an owner's manual that is close to it at owwm.com (103.23130). Anyone have any ideas on other places to download owners manuals? Thanks.

James
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