View Full Version : Walker-Turner drill press repair

11-03-2004, 12:01 PM
I have a Walker-Turner drill press that seems to have a bad bearing in the spindle from the sound of it. Does anyone have information on how the spindle is disassembled? Knowing how it is put together will save me some time over the forensic tinkering approach.

11-03-2004, 12:41 PM
The bad news on some WT equipment is they used proprietary bearings that are no longer available. The good news is you can sometimes make do with a current style of standard bearing by shimming the thickness.

It's been too many years to remember exactly the method of tear-down. Don't think it was anything too tricky though.

Smoking Crater
11-04-2004, 11:01 AM
I was able to download a manual for my Walker-Turner from the Old Wood Working Machines website for free. You have to remove the top cap/bearing holder, then loosen set screw on pulley, remove the pinion, and drop (literally) the spindle out the bottom. Be carefull that it doesn't fall and booger something up. You might have to use the spindle lock to hold it in place when you remove the pinion. I have the bearings out of mine but haven't had time to look for replacements:

Bottom one: SKF 170372
Middle two: SKF 1703827
Top one: SKF 465966Z

Let me know if and where you find some. Good luck.

10-28-2005, 04:07 PM
I'm looking for a couple of these bearings (SKF 1703827) and having no luck finding this number. On the other hand, my measurements indicate that this is probably a metric bearing for a 25mm shaft, with a 52mm OD and a thickness of 15mm. If that is accurate, then there is a bearing No. 6205 listed in my McMaster catalog that matches these dimensions.

Smoking Crater
10-28-2005, 09:18 PM
Thanks for the info. I too tried to find stock replacement bearings. I have decided to make a new spindle shaft with metric bearings. I want to eliminate the "flow through" design of the bearing lubrication system and eliminate future oil puddles. All my time is being consumed with getting my new 13x40 lathe running so it might be quite a while before I get to it. I will keep you posted when I finish it.

04-19-2011, 02:32 AM
for what it's worth, I know for sure that the pulley bearings are 6205, the upper spindle bearing at the top of the quill is a 6204, and the lower bearing is the infamous 170372, which seems to cross pretty closely into SKF 3205 which is 25mm ID, 52mm OD, 22mm wide

04-19-2011, 09:06 AM
If we could just clearify...What # Walker-Turner DP we are referring to ?

04-19-2011, 09:47 AM
Try contacting the following:

Walker Turner Serviced Machinery, LLC
PO Box 666
Coventry, CT 06238
Email: wtsmllc@juno.com

Charlie W.
04-19-2011, 12:31 PM
I have rebuilt several of these but I think this link will help you more than anything I can say.


Charlie W.

04-19-2011, 12:46 PM
Note that this was an old thread.

Not to say that it might not be of renewed interest to some.