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Craftsman 137.229201 Operator's Manual
Craftsman 137.229201 Operator's Manual

Craftsman 137.229201 Operator's Manual

Stationary floor model 2 hp (maximum developed) 12 speeds (150-4200 r.p.m.) 3/4 inch chuck 20-inch drill press


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Operator's Manual
Stationary Floor Model
2 HP (Maximum Developed)
12 Speeds (150-4200 R.P.M.)
3/4 Inch Chuck
Model No.
Before using this Drill Press,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Parts List
Help Line
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
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Summary of Contents for Craftsman 137.229201

  • Page 1 • Operation • Maintenance all its Safety Rules and • Parts List Operating Instructions Customer Help Line 1-800-843-1682 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit our Craftsman website: Part No. 137229201001...
  • Page 2 ......................Parts ............................ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TOOL If this Craftsman tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, CALL 1-800-4-MY-HOME® TO ARRANGE FOR FREE REPAIR (or replacement if repair proves impossible).
  • Page 3: General Safety Instructions

    13.USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS owner's manual for recommend accessories. The use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons. BEFORE USING THIS DRILL PRESS 14.REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form Safety is a combination of common sense, stay alert and habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting knowing how to use your drill press.
  • Page 4 SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 14.SECURE THE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold the work when practical. It's safer than using your hand and it FOR THE DRILL PRESS frees both hands to operate tool. 15.WHEN using a drill press vise, always fasten to the table. For your own safety, do not try to use your drill press or plug it in until it is completely assembled and installed according 16.MAKE SURE all clamps and locks are firmly tightened...
  • Page 5 GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS FIGURE A shows a 3-prong electrical plug and receptacle that has a grounding conductor. If a properly grounded IN THE EVENT OF A MALFUNCTION OR BREAKDOWN, receptacle is not available, an adapter (FIGURE B) can be grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric used to temporarily connect this plug to a 2-contact current and reduces the risk of shock.
  • Page 6 Visit your Sears Hardware Department or see the Craftsman Carefully unpack the drill press and all its parts, and compare Power and Hand Tools Catalog for the following accessories: against the list below.
  • Page 8 ter_Si_ han_ Belt tension knob _otor Spring cap Cord, Feed spring 8ev_ scale Fen_ ba_stop...
  • Page 9 BASE - Supports drill press. For additional stability, holes DRILLING SPEED - Changed by placing the belt in any of are provided in the base to bolt drill press to the floor. (See the steps (grooves) in the pulleys. See the Spindle Speed "specific Safety Instructions for Drill Presses".) Chart inside belt guard.
  • Page 10 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS TABLE ASSEMBLY TO COLUMN SUPPORT (FIG. B THROUGH I) 1. Locate the worm gear, table crank arm, crank For your own safety, never connect plug to power handle, and table support lock handle from the loose source outlet until all assembly and adjustment steps parts bag.
  • Page 11 6. Place the rack (3) in position inside the table support Fig. G (6), making sure the worm gear (7) on the inside of the table support is engaged with the teeth of the rack. Fig. E 10.Assemble table (5) to the table support (6) using the large hex head bolt (4).
  • Page 12 INSTALLING THE HEAD (FIG. J) Fig. L The Drill Press head is very heavy and MUST be lifted with the help of 2 PEOPLE OR MORE to safely assemble the Drill Press head on the column. 1. Carefully lift the head (1) above the column (2) and slide it onto the column.
  • Page 13 INSTALLING LIGHT BULB (FIG. O) (not included) DRILL PRESS ADJUSTMENTS Install a light bulb (no larger than 60 watt) into the CAUTION: All the adjustments for the operation of the socket inside the head. drill press have been completed at the factory. Due to normal wear and use, some occasional readjustments Fig.
  • Page 14 SQUARING THE TABLE TO THE HEAD (FIG. R and BEVEL SCALE (FIG. T) NOTE: The bevel scale has been included to measure NOTE: The table and support has a predrilled hole approximate bevel angles. If precision is necessary, a with a locking pin inserted for locking the table to a square or other measuring tool should be used to predetermined 0 °...
  • Page 15 To prevent personal injury, always disconnect the plug To avoid injury from an accidental start, ALWAYS from the power source when making any adjustment. make sure the switch is in the "OFF" position, the QUILL RETURN SPRING (FIG. V) switch key is removed, and the plug is not connected The quill return spring may need adjustment if the to the power source outlet before making belt tension causes the quill to return too rapidly or too...
  • Page 16 j. Use the SPINDLE SPEED recommended for the specific operation and workpiece material. Check the panel on the inside pulley cover or the chart BASIC DRILL PRESS OPERATIONS below for drilling speed information. For accessories, refer to the instructions provided with YOUR PROTECTION each accessory.
  • Page 17 DRILL SPEED RPM (FIG, Y) 3. To lock the switch in the "OFF" position, grasp the yellow part of the toggle switch and pull it out. 4. With the switch key removed, the switch will not Fig. Y operate to power the drill press on. 5.
  • Page 18 USING THE FENCE (FIG. CC) Depth scale method The fence provides a way of accurately and quickly Note: With the chuck quill assembly fully retracted the setting up the workpiece for more precision or for repitive tip of the drill bit must be just slightly above the top of drilling operations.
  • Page 19 Fig. EE To prevent the workpiece or backup material from being torn from your hands while drilling, you MUST position it against the LEFT side of the column. If the workpiece or the backup material is not long enough to reach the column, use the fence provided with the drill press to brace the workpiece.
  • Page 20: Maintaining Your Drill Press

    TILTING THE TABLE (FIG. II) NOTE: The table arm and support (1) has a predrilled hole with a locking pin inserted for locking the table MAINTAINING YOUR DRILL PRESS into a predetermined 0° horizontal position. 1. To use the table in a bevel (tilted) position, TIGHTEN the nut (2) on the locking pin clockwise to RELEASE it from the table support.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE To avoid injury from an accidental start, turn the switch "OFF" and always remove the plug from the power source before making any adjustment. • Consult your local Sears Service Center if for any reason the motor will not run. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES REMEDY...
  • Page 22 20" DRILL PRESS PARTS LIST MODEL NO. :137.229201 When servicing use only CRAFTSMAN replacement parts. Use of any other parts many create a HAZARD or cause product damage. Any attempt to repair or replace electrical parts on this Drill Press may create a HAZARD unless repair is done by a qualified service technician.
  • Page 23 20" DRILL PRESS PARTS LIST MODEL NO. :137.229201 05X_ ..-O?AT OgPX...