Before you jump all over me and say toss the tool and buy a new one...
This "old" craftsman 3/8 variable speed drill belonged to my Father-in-law.
He recently passed away and my sister-in-law asked me to get the thing operational so she can have it. This is an emotional repair.
The drill is model 315.11450 serial 5141
according to my sears "cheat sheet" I think this was made by Ryobi/Ryobi motor products -or- Ryan. I suspect around the late 70's
I have done the obvious..I went to the Sears parts website and their part number is 6.607808.00
but no joy! they of course no longer support this tool and have no parts for it.
There is no cross reference at Ryobi.
I checked around locally and bought a very close looking switch from a Milwaukee drill. Close but no cigar. I also looked at E-BAY and other sites but again no luck.
Do any of you have any suggestions where to look for a really old variable speed drill switch?
My last resort may be to yank out a dremel tool and sort of make the switch I purchased fit..I mean it is really a close fit..about 0.065 off as a screw hole is in the way.
any help is appreciated