Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Walker Turner 10" contractor saw

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Floydada, Tx
    Posts
    1,941

    Walker Turner 10" contractor saw

    Well, I finally found a saw somewht local for a fair price. Picked up a 10" Walker Turner contractor saw w/ solid cast iron wings and base for $150. I know no pics means im full of it. Will snap some later when I head back out there. It is a really strange setup. The motor sits under the blade and swings like a clock movement when the arbor is tilted. It also has a built in blade shroud to connect to a dc system. I am geussing it weighs around 300lbs.

    The blade has some writing on it that is hard to see but, looks like It has a M+S on it. Anyone heard of this brand?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Floydada, Tx
    Posts
    1,941
    Here is a linkhttp://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...20pics/001.jpg to the pics of the saw.

  3. #3
    Al,

    Neato! Nice saw! Your description of the tilting mechanism got me curious, so I looked it up on OWWM - http://www.owwm.com/files/PDF/Walker.../wt1937cat.pdf
    (page 32 of the pdf)

    Very cool set-up and with a cast iron stand to boot! My old Rockwell/Delta unit seems so - well, so conventional in comparison.

    Wes

    PS Don't know about the blade.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    Congrats, Al. I don't think I've seen a contractor saw with a cast iron base like that. A little bit of elbow grease and that thing will look nearly new.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Floydada, Tx
    Posts
    1,941
    I am going to sand blast the the saw and stand and repaint it. For now I sprayed the top with degreaser and it stripped all the old wax of and left a nice looking top. Had to upgrade the cord as the motor is a 2 horse and the cord was only 16 gauge. The fence is not the proper one and is mounted a 1/2" to high on the back. This means the miter gauges hit the rail and stop.

    One other intresting thing about this saw is that there is a bar that locks the two miter gauges together to act as a cut off sled. Plus the miter gauges are geared and have preset sops every 15 degrees or you can lock it in anywhere between.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,268
    Almost positive that is a Unisaw fence on there. No idea what came on though.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Almost positive that is a Unisaw fence on there. No idea what came on though.
    I thought it looked familiar. I only recently replaced mine. I would still be using it if I hadn't picked up the Beismeyer deal at Lowes. When adjusted and a sacrificial face added they can be nice fences to work with (IMHO).

    Wes

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,268
    I have not problem with mine either. I took it apart and 'restored' it.In other words put it in working order again. Not as nice as a Bessy to use I admit. But I have no complaints either. But if my miter gage was hitting...... I would not be a happy camper either.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

Similar Threads

  1. Walker Turner 14" Bandsaw
    By Dave Black in forum Old Iron
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-01-2012, 01:12 AM
  2. FREE by me I have an old walker turner 4" jointer
    By Ken Ward in forum Giveaways, Contests, and Swaps
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-23-2012, 11:15 AM
  3. 16" Walker Turner Bandsaw in NJ
    By Jim Mattheiss in forum Hot Deals
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-23-2010, 09:48 PM
  4. Mid '50s Walker-Turner 6520 6" Jointer....Gloat.
    By Greg Cook in forum Old Iron
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 02-16-2007, 11:56 PM
  5. Walker Turner 16" Bandsaw
    By M Toupin in forum Old Iron
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-01-2007, 01:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •