Old Walker turner jointer
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Got this old Walker Turner 6" Jointer for $75.00. I took everything apart to check bearings (bushings on the old motor). Then built this stand (till I find a good metal one). This thing cuts like silk! I really want an older DJ-20 but my budget doesn't allow for that now. I was very happy that it has the original guard and does not appear to have been used much.

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  Re: Old Walker turner jointer by Smashedfinger (Got this old Walker ...)
Here ya go.

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  Re: Old Walker turner jointer by Smashedfinger (Got this old Walker ...)
That is a good looking machine for its age . I like the bench you built. If its solid...its a keeper. Add a shelf real low on it and add some weight, will make it even more solid.



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  Re: Old Walker turner jointer by Smashedfinger (Got this old Walker ...)
I have that same jointer, and it will not need more weight. It does work great. I made a different stand, as the original was too tall for me.
S.E. Alabama
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  Re: Old Walker turner jointer by Smashedfinger (Got this old Walker ...)
My father had a WT 6" jointer when I was a kid. I've used and owned a lot of jointers since those days, but I haven't found a better one.
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  Re: RE: Old Walker turner jointer by Wizard of Oz (I have that same joi...)
(02-28-2019, 07:27 PM)Wizard of Oz Wrote: I have that same jointer, and it will not need more weight. It does work great. I made a different stand, as the original was too tall for me.

Did you ever have to replace the bearings? I can't find them, they are pressed both on the shaft of the cutter head, and also into a oblong piece that bolts to the main body.
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  Re: Old Walker turner jointer by Smashedfinger (Got this old Walker ...)
Another, nice ol' arn from good old Plainfield NJ:


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  Re: RE: Old Walker turner jointer by Smashedfinger ([quote='Wizard of Oz...)
(03-01-2019, 11:41 PM)Smashedfinger Wrote: Did you ever have to replace the bearings? I can't find them, they are pressed both on the shaft of the cutter head, and also into a oblong piece that bolts to the main body.

I have not replaced the bearings, because they run smooth and don't give me any problems. I would think a bearing puller should remove them, and a simple press to install new ones. Do a search and I'm sure you should be able to find new bearings if needed.
S.E. Alabama
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  Re: RE: Old Walker turner jointer by Wizard of Oz ([quote='Smashedfinge...)
(03-06-2019, 04:22 PM)Wizard of Oz Wrote: I have not replaced the bearings, because they run smooth and don't give me any problems. I would think a bearing puller should remove them, and a simple press to install new ones. Do a search and I'm sure you should be able to find new bearings if needed.

I have discovered these Walker Turner bearings are (SKF I 70336 a2z) are no longer available. The so called equivalent bearings will not fit (they will be loose on the shaft). Many of Walker Turner machines used this particular bearing. Just be forewarned, unless you happen upon some on ebay or something; they do not exist. The drill presses and most WT jointers used this bearing.
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  Re: Old Walker turner jointer by Smashedfinger (Got this old Walker ...)
When looking for bearings on an old machine (1950's USA made), I had to match with mm instead of inches to find the bearing. They fit perfect. You might convert your sizes to metric and redo the search by size instead of the number. There are sites that have the exact dimensions on every bearing that existed.

https://bearingsdirect.com/search?contro...mit_search=

http://www.timken.com/engineering-tools/bearing-search/

https://bearingfinder.ntnamericas.com/ad...lpver=1006
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