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« on: June 28, 2012, 11:51:35 AM »
I just bought an antique Atlas table top drill press that needs the adj. table. Where would I get one of these, along with one of the three turning arms.

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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 01:02:53 PM »
Go to www.owwm.com and join. Then you must separately join their forum and classifieds community. Lots of old used parts available there. No better resource if you ask me.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 08:54:07 PM »
Pictures please!!!!

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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 09:23:16 PM »
I will take pics this weekend. I just picked it up and it is as heavy as a boat anchor (Ship that is) :-\

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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 06:00:13 PM »
O.K.  after a taking three hours to go 60 miles I picked her up. She is a table top style DP from Atlas that function perfectly. I did discover that she never came with an adj. table top as the whole head is designed to move up and down. the pulley up top is linked to the counter weight inside the tube. So I just need a foot to attach her to.

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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 06:50:36 PM »
Open the link to see roughly what yours would have looked like when new. Different brand, same idea.

http://blog.sterlingmachinery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/A1874.jpg
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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 07:41:32 PM »
Thanks Uncle Buck, that does explain a lot, I just need a drill press and I think she should be fine in that dept. It does say 'Property of the National welding Equipement Co. San francisco, Ca. No 174 on the side plaque.

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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012, 03:21:50 AM »
Mike that is a cool one, never seen one where the head is designed to move, glad to see it has some kind of counterweight built in
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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2012, 04:54:05 AM »
Cool drill now you need to find a table .

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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2012, 11:25:07 AM »
Anyone know what model this is so I can get am manual?

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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2012, 03:41:49 PM »
My guess would be that this came off a multi head (4 or 6 heads?) production drill press that had long one piece table, hence you had to bring the drill bit to the table not the table to the drill bit as you normally do. You could make a small steel bench and bolt it directly to that!
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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2012, 10:56:22 PM »
Duh! I was too hasty should have clicked on  Uncle Buck's link before I replied. Still reckon it Will make a useful drill press. As far as the arm is concerned it's just piece of rod threaded on both ends and you should be able to buy a new plastic knob off the shelf.
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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2012, 07:09:13 AM »
Missing downfeed handles for drill presses are popcorn. Remove an existing one and remove the ball handle as well. I think most if not all I have ever seen simply unscrew. Measure the length and diameter of the steel handle then cut and thread with a die to match the existing handle you have.
Order three new balls for your three handles on the drillpress so they will match. Grainger, McMaster Carr, etc. Many places to get the ball handles you need.
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Re: antique drill press
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2012, 07:09:13 AM »