Tool Restorations #1: 1939 Walker-Turner Driver Line Drill Press Series 700

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Blog entry by BigFoot Products Canada posted 04-06-2012 12:35 AM 4105 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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1939 Walker-Turner Driver Line Drill Press Series 700
This is my latest restoration job. It took me quite a while to
complete but I’m very happy with the results.
Unique to this drill press is the fact the shaft has 4 sets of ball bearings..
You talk about smoooooooooth running.. It’s excellent!
Read the OLD brochure for it!

I’ve advertised it now for $300.00. I sell these pretty quick.
My last one was a 1948 Duro Drill Press Model SF3083 and it was gone in the first 24 hours…
People like quality.. not the junk you buy today.
Nice thing about the Vintage machines is they always retain their value.
Anyhow.. I thought I’d show it off along with some before photo’s, original advertisement and a video.

YouTube Video Link >>>>> Walker-Turner Drill Press VIDEO

4 comments so far

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Pete Jansen

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 12:43 AM

Look almost new, nice job.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#2 posted 04-06-2012 12:53 AM

An awesome restore for an awesome drill press, I’m sure. Very kool. Old is always good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 01:21 AM

I love restoring old tools. I never posted on them though. I have a similar drill press I just picked up awaiting a make over right now. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Don W

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 12:19 PM

i love it.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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