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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill, Radial
Machine Size: 6" stroke; 34" swing
Submitted By: Dave Potts
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: RAM Radial Drill Press
Date of Manufacturer: 1980s
Serial Number:
Last Updated 2/12/2012 10:48:38 PM

I was introduced to the Walker Turner radial drill while serving as *Pattern Boy* in a foundry & patternshop while in college. The machine was added to my quest list right away and the following summer (1982) I pulled one home. Since that time I have searched for the modern Rockwell-version that boasted a 6" stroke, instead of the 4-1/4" the W-T delivered.

A fellow OWWMer had purchased this drill in Torrington, CT at a Rand Corp. auction and we made arrangements to swap the beast at a rest stop on the NJ Turnpike. The machine is in pristine condition and the only flaws are a few drill holes in the tee-slotted table. This retains the 16 speeds, too-- from 175 rpm to 8200 rpm, and also supports many of the newer delta accessories that interchange with the standard locking collar set-up.

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Comments: One side of the machine before it gets placed in my shop
Source: taken in my driveway
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Comments: The other side--showing the 6" depth-stop
Source: taken in my driveway
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