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Quill Spring Cap

I have nearly finished repairing a 1940 Companion table top drill press (model # 101.03521). It came to me after being left in an outdoor junk pile for a couple of years. My only remaining problem is the quill spring cap which is busted and no longer can lock the spring in place.

It is 1 3/4 inch in diameter and nobody seems to sell anything that small.

Where might I find a replacement cap?
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-01-2020, 06:37 AM
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Start with Ebay ....





If that fails, you can fix the one you have or have one made by a machinist. It looks like a casting, so that may be an issue. All depends on what it's made from and how it's made. You could have a sleeve machined that fits on the outside of the cap OR maybe on the inside.... I donno? Companion was sold by Sears as a cheaper line of tools than Craftsman. It was made, as were Craftsman machines by many contracted companies depending on the machine and the date. Post your question on this site, but you will need to register first, it's free.

Or here:

Or here:

It may have been made by Walker Turner:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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