1956 Craftsman Benchtop Drill Press Restoration Pt. 1:  Introduction

For the past few weeks, my dad and I have been restoring a 1956 Craftsman Benchtop Drill Press.  I will also be posting photos of the disassembly, cleaning/painting, motor disassembly and fixing, and rebuilding the general assembly.

Shoutout to user jtbinvalrico on Garage Journal for inspiring this restoration in the first place!  His work is amazing.

Here is a video of the drill press before we restored it and after we finished (you can really hear the difference - before, all the bearings were shot and made a crunching sad noise):

Here are some photos of the drill press before the restoration:

Next, I will post photos of the disassembly!

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