I was given a Walker Turner 10” table saw today. It belonged to my wifes grandfather and has been sitting in his garage for who knows how long. I was told that it was used not too long ago but it did blow a breaker the last time. I found the reason for the breaker issue, one of the arbor belts broke and got caught in the trunnion.
I dont know that much about Walker Turner. Are they worth restoring? I am in awe of this saw however, it is complete, right down to the original motor, rip fence and even miter gauge. The rip fence is solid steel and must weight in the neighborhood of 30lbs. It has a cast iron top with steel extension wings. As far as I can tell the only things missing are the rear cover for clean out and the knob to lock the blade height. Arbor bearing feel ok, no rough or binding movement and the tilt works well.
I got the saw home today and have completely disassembled it. Except for some surface rust, about 30# of saw dust and deteriorating wiring the saw is in decent shape. The model # 16-544, has a dual voltage motor 220V/110V, 1HP single phase.
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