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04-06-2012 12:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: walker-turner drill press vintage drill press vintage tools david bethune david william bethune drill press

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 ballbearings..
You talk about smoooooooooth running.. It’s excellent!

I’ve advertised it now for $300.00. I sell these pretty quick.
My last one a 1948 Duro Drill Press Model SF3083 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 and original advertisement and a video.


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RandyM68

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 03:09 AM

Nice looking restoration. I like the old tools better, too. They have a lot more character, some are even art. I like that this one was built for people who were smart enough, not to stick their finger in the belt. I don’t like all the guards on the modern ones.

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#2 posted 04-06-2012 12:54 PM

very nice restore.

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 01:12 PM

Wow, fantastic job !
Looks like it is right out of the factory.

Lisa

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 01:46 PM

I just passed on one of those at an auction last week – missing the table and a washing machine motor cobbed on. Should have bid though, only went for around $20 (sigh).

I restored my 1950ish Craftsman benchtop DP with all new quill bearings and chuck jaws, paint polish the tube, clean out the motor etc. Can’t recall if it’s a Walker Turner or King Seeley, but the old stuff is definitely better.

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#5 posted 04-07-2012 07:06 AM

Nice work.

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#6 posted 04-07-2012 12:31 PM

I like the old stuff to.tools that were made when men were really men…the band saw in my pic is 1897ish ..love it as much as my wife…lol….keep it up..restoring american pride..

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#7 posted 04-07-2012 12:34 PM

David – what will you do with that great base it originally was on?

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#8 posted 04-07-2012 02:19 PM

That GREAT Base is now re-painted and ready for my 1960 GENERAL Band Saw that I’m now Totally Re-Furbishing…. I really lucked out getting it with the drill press… Someone already in-boxed me wanting to buy it..LOL Not a chance.. I know what they are worth and how rare they are..

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#9 posted 04-07-2012 08:24 PM

I hate to think about how many of those types of things got scrapped. Congrats on finding it.

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