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Forum topic by loiblb posted 11-05-2015 08:05 AM 685 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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loiblb

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11-05-2015 08:05 AM

My Walker Turner drill press needs new bearings on the quill/spindle. I have managed to identify the bearings as why the chuck has run-out. I need to ask how the bearings are replaced. Thanks


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#1 posted 11-05-2015 02:48 PM

Which WT model? 900?

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 03:22 PM

I think it’s a WT 900 bench top. I have two bench top Walker Turner drill presses.

I also have a floor model Delta and a floor model Boice Crain drill press.
All are from the late 40’ early 50’s. I like the older USA made tools.

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 09:03 PM

You may be able to find the manual or one close for that drill press on the Vintage Machinery website. I would think most drill press quills are made in a similar manner. Give it a try. And just take the bearing to a bearing supply house and ask them to match it. I am pretty sure a replacement is available off-the -shelf.

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#4 posted 11-08-2015 01:18 AM

After thinking about it put a few all thread rods through some scrap hard wood to press the bearings off the spindle. $9 worth of hardware and a little red neck thinking.

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#5 posted 11-09-2015 12:46 AM

Whatever works! The other night while watching an auto repair program on the Velocity channel they showed a trick that I made note of. Like your bearing situation, they had to replace a bearing in a rear suspension. The trick they used as to select a socket (used on a socket wrench) of the right size to fit on top of the outside portion of the bearing but small enough to make it through the hole the bearing was to go into. Then they got a bolt and some large washers. They slid the washers over the bolt, then put the bolt through the hole in the suspension member, then they slid the bearing and the socket (with the socket on the outside) over the end of the bolt. A nut was screwed onto the bolt and all of this was tightened down with wrenches thus drawing the bearing inside the hole in the suspension. Worked like a charm!

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