I just had a quick look at a Walker-Turner floor standing drill press
and I'm trying to decide whether to buy it.
The model number is "1316 32", SN 0000024. On the side of the
headstock casting, it's embossed with what looks like "1DP700". It has
a 4 step pulley, no speed reducer. The column looks like 2 1/4"
diameter. I think it's a 1/2 hp motor, but there's a scratch through
the label so I can't be 100% sure.
The machine has been mostly idle for years, so it's got surface rust
over it all, but it seems to run fine. With about 3" of drill bit out
of the chuck, there was no visibly noticable runout. Everything works,
but I'm sure it could use a decent restoration.
Can someone let me know the size (looks like maybe 15", but I'm not
sure). When would it have been made? What's it worth?
Bruno (brunoh at pacbell dot net)