Walker Turner drill press

Grallert

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Hello folks I'm new to this forum, thanks for having me. I have an old, well two old WT drill presses. I use one but the spindle bearings are worn and wicked noisy. From what I gather these are hard to find? I don't really even know where to start. Any ideas from the hive?
thanks in advance
Matthew
 

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Somewhere around here there's a post about replacing those bearings and where they came from, though naturally I don't remember
where. Try a search and you'll probably come up with it.

Welcome to the forum. Don't forget, we like pictures...
 

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I'll check out the search function. I'll post pictures too. Great sight here, I'm hooked.
 

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I would start by pulling the thing apart and removing the bearings. They should have their identifiers inscribed on one side or the other so you can replace them.
 

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Hi Mikey. Yes I've had it apart, actually i've had both spindles apart. I chose the best bearing to reassemble with. Apparently the ID size is an oddity and no longer available from what I can tell. I'm still looking. What I didn't realize was that there are pulley bearings. Maybe I forgot, it's been a couple of years since I had it apart. I'll have another look this afternoon after work.
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Little update gang. I found this place here in one of the many threads I read. I think I'll send the pulley and spindle to these folks for new bearings.
Walker Turner Serviced Machinery LLC. Their email is wtsmllc@juno.com. They're in Coventry Connecticut. I sure most of you guys know this but man am I happy to find it and this forum.
 

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Welcome Grallert!

Skip the shipping and just drive them down: you'll have a chance to chat with what seems like some really knowledgeable folks and likely check out more cool W-T equipment. Just an hour and a half from your hill town. (I'm in a valley town just up the river from you.)

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That's a good idea ConValSam. I have a good friend in your town. He's a potter and serious outdoors man. I think I will take a trip to CT. Thanks for the idea.
 
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