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?
Many thanks, Bruno (brunoh at pacbell dot net)