I am fortunate enough to have an old Craftsman drill press made my King-Seeley Corporation in the '60s. It is a great DP but will not go slow enough for general purpose use in the metal shop. I learned that Sears offered an accessory called the "Craftsman Vari-Slo Speed Control Attachment" which is a set of pulleys, belts and a linkage that fits to the top of the DP to provide much slower speeds:
I also would like to find an original table lift mechanism as shown below:
If anybody has a new Vari-Slo system or all the parts to one, or a table lift mechanism, I would like to buy it. Please take a look around.
Many thanks, John.