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BigFoot Products Canada

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04-20-2012 10:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

For Sale Very Reasonable Price $300.00
Totally restored
1939 Walker-Turner Driver Line Drill Press Series 700
1/2” Jacobs Chuck, 4 Ball bearing shaft.
Please read the Manufacturers AD that I’ve posted for all the details.
You can Watch the VIDEO also.. it’s posted below.
I’m located near Niagara Falls Canada…
You can email me at: thelaserguy@cogeco.ca if you want it..:)

If your looking for a Quality Drill Press for your
workshop.. you just found it!
They don’t make them like this anymore.
One thing about Quality Vintage tools.. they always retain their value.

This is a very RARE Drill Press.. if you do an internet search
to this link: ASTRO-TOOLS
and scroll down to “DRILLS”
you will find another one listed at $750.00 and NO PICTURE..
Their listing #: 04636 17” WALKER TURNER Drill Press, Step Pulley Drive

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woodchic

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 11:43 AM

Nice piece of equipment David! You can’t beat how much better the equipment was made back in the day. Newer equipment just doesn’t hold up like it should anymore.

AKA Woodhic

-- Robin Renee'

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Bertha

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 12:11 PM

^I’ve been looking for a big WT for years. Someone’s getting a nice press.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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racerglen

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 12:47 PM

I guess the shipping would kill it for you Al ?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 08:08 PM

Yes it weighs a lot to ship it..:)

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#5 posted 05-25-2013 11:53 AM

David: Very nice. I am currently cleaning up my grandfather’s drive line press for use. I think it is a series 700. Looks similar to this one but with no intermediate pulley post. I even bit the bullet and am having the original motor rebuilt.

Can you tell me where you found the Walker Turner literature you show above?

Thanks
Bo

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 05-25-2013 01:13 PM

I have that same press, save mine is about a 1941 model. Not painted as nice as yours, but the same thing. Been trying to sell it for $200 for about two months. Not a single taker. Runs perfectly. I live in SE Tennessee, Chattanooga area.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#7 posted 03-02-2014 10:59 PM

Hi David beautifull press just wandering if bearings can be had for that model

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Planeman40

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 04:00 PM

Bearings can be found for almost anything with some looking. The Internet is a wonderful thing for doing this looking.

I have a 1940s era Walker-Turner all cast iron 14” bandsaw that I treasure. Its a monster! The most solidly built machine I have in the shop.

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#9 posted 01-10-2016 05:34 PM

You have any insights you can provide for tearing down, cleaning, and rebuilding. I just picked this up over the weekend. Runs OK, but I still want to re-lubricate. It was covered with grease/grime, but cleaned up pretty decently.

Haven’t decided yet about refreshing the paint.

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MrUnix

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#10 posted 01-10-2016 05:38 PM

You have any insights you can provide for tearing down, cleaning, and rebuilding.

Go over to OWWM... lots of info for what you are wanting to do.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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shampeon

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#11 posted 01-10-2016 08:20 PM

I’ve got a similar floor model. Bought it off Craigslist a couple years ago—it had been sitting in a brake shop for years and years and was completely covered with grease and grime.

Brad speaks the truth: OWWM has a lot of info, so search the threads. The spindle bearings are odd sizes, but I ordered a new set from Walker-Turner Serviced Machinery (WTSMLLC@juno.com). Apart from that, it’s pretty uncomplicated. The spindles are pot-metal, so be very careful when you pull them. Use some plywood to make support for each tier when you use a puller, and use some penetrating oil on the shaft. I probably used half a thing of 3-In-1 oil getting all the moving parts loose and clean.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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dhazelton

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#12 posted 01-10-2016 09:12 PM

shampeon – really interesting wheel on that one. Wonder if it was a marraige…..

I have a Craftsman/King Seeley benchtop DP I restored with new motor bearings, quill bearings, switch and wiring, paint and Jacob chuck jaws (The jaws cost twice what I paid for the whole DP). I also have a 1930s Delta DP220 floor model drill press I got for $40 and just cleaned up. I laugh to myself when I see people in Harbor Freight looking at the drill presses when so much great old stuff is out there for a lot less money. And everyone complains about the run out on new machines – there isn’t any on my old equipment.

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shampeon

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#13 posted 01-10-2016 09:41 PM

It’s an original wheel, the so-called “captain’s wheel” or “ship’s wheel” version of the 900.

I totally agree on buying used for better and cheaper. My W-T replaced a generic Taiwan benchtop from the early ‘80s that I bought off Craigslist for hardly anything, and it was a solid, solid machine. I kind of miss the geared table lift on it, to be honest.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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dhazelton

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#14 posted 01-11-2016 12:54 PM

“I kind of miss the geared table lift on it, to be honest.”

I agree, I don’t know if the tubes on old machines are the same as on new ones, would be nice if you could just add that feature. People have modded scissor jacks and things.

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