Atlas Model 63




I like my little drill press.  It is simple and well built.  From what I can tell it was built in the mid-1940s.
I acquired it from a local guy for the same price as a newer chinese model.  It still spins quiet and true, there is almost no side play even when extended fully.  The quill lock is simple allowing quick setup.  The feed stop has two nuts, allowing a for a quick and solid lock.
It is definitely not a top of the line production model, but it has it's place. For now that's my garage.



Some Items of interest. 

Model 73 Instruction and Parts List
Bulletin No. 73DB-1, May 1945
Scanned .PDF 1MB
Atlas Drill Presses
Catalog No. D43, July 1943
Scanned .PDF 4MB