Drill press and jointer.

by John Humbert
(California)

In addition to my Dad's 8" tilting table saw, I have two other Walker-Turner Driver Line power tools of pre-war vintage.


I have a 1/2" drill press with three step-pulleys to vary the speed.

I also have a 6" jointer.

The fence tilting geared knob on the jointer broke off (tab that it goes through) about 1955, and we drilled through the broken off tab on each side of the shaft tapped into the material below it and reattached it with a couple of rh machine screws. That has worked fine since.

No problem with the drill press.

All three tools work fine, and all three have the original bearings in them. I'm a firm believer in frequent cleaning and lubrication on these old "cheap" tools. They have outlasted the bearings in the old worm-drive Skillsaw.

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