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20” Walker Turner Verticle Band Saw

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Flat fender

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Any idea where one could obtain a manual or a copy of a manual for this saw ?

Thanks, Lee
 

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Try here, lots of W-T machine information. I couldn't immediately see one for 20", but having a model number would be useful in addition to the just the size.

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=808&tab=3

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Thank you for the link, much interesting reading there!.... I can find no model number on the saw anyplace! , it is a 20” and the S/N tag says it’s built by Rockwell. Looking through your link, it appears Rockwell took over in the mid 1950’s and I see no saw larger than a 16”. Also the list doesn’t go beyond 1960 so I would assume it was built post 1960. I did replace the tires on it yesterday and had sourced replacements from a vendor on EBay who matched my wheel measurements with a Rockwell model. I’m not sure when Rockwell dropped the Walker Turner name, but perhaps this saw as a prototype design for Rockwell or some like situation!.... It’s an awsome saw and I’d like to keep it that way, LOL...

Lee
 

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This 1961 Vintage catalog shows the 20" saw, it is after Rockwell acquired the Walker Turner line:

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/808/379.pdf

It appears to be a rebadged Delta Rockwell design:

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1141/18134.pdf

Rockwell also acquired Crescent in 1945 and the same saw appears to have been sold badged Crescent:

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/224/776.pdf

It was a significant departure from the previous heavy cast iron Crescent designs so I suspect it was a Rockwell or
Delta design rather than originating from Crescent. The first reference to the Delta 28-350 20" saw seems to appear
in the above instructions (1947) and it shows up in the 1948 Delta-Milwaukee Industrial Machine Tools - Catalog A48:

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1141/4883.pdf
 
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Thank you!, the first link is my saw! I did find info on 20” Rockwell saws and it appears a model 28-356, 28-365 and 28-366 are the same saw!, and I found a manual for those on eBay!.... Many thanks for the help

Lee
 
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Nice looking saw, at least in the catalogue. Great speed range by the looks of it too. Have fun with it!

-frank
 

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I did receive my manual I purchased on eBay. A very nice reprint dated 6-20-64, with all the maintenance info and parts list! Shipped to me for $15, very pleased

Lee
 
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