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Walker-Turner Co., Inc.
Jersey City, NJ; Plainfield, NJ

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 14"
Submitted By: Ray Muno
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Model 2450 Table Saw
Date of Manufacturer: 1950's
Serial Number: 0000172
Last Updated 4/22/2007 2:39:32 PM

Pictured is a Walker-Turner 2450 14" Table Saw


Blade Capacity: 14"
Arbor: 1"
Depth of cut: 5-1/8" with 14" blade.
Motor: 5HP, 3450 RPM, 3 phase
Table size: 39" deep x 66" wide
Rip Capacity: 33" right of blade, 33" left of blade.
Height: 35"
Weight: ~1,000 pounds

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Here is the entry from Eric Tuck, when he had the machine.


I acquired this machine in the fall of 2006 from Eric Tuck. He had bought it from a local lumber yard. I wanted a machine that would share tooling with my Oliver 90. This is a similar machine, 14" blade capacity, 5 HP, 1" arbor. It fit the bill nicely. It was meant to be a machine that was going to be put in short order while the Ollie was finished. It turned out it needed a bit more work then it revealed from first glance. The table tilt mechanism is driven by a pair of miter gears. One gear had only a couple teeth left. Luckily, I was able to find a near perfect replacement from Boston gear. It just required a thinner thrust washer. The next problem was the arbor. It looked like it had led a hard life. At some point, it must have spun a bearing. The inboard bearing seat had been brazed up and turned down. In addition, the pulley must have gotten loose and was a bit wallowed. With the great assistance of a friend of mine, he put it back in to shape. The pulley was bored and sleeved. The arbor was trued up and the bearing seats re-machined. New spacer were made to locate the pulley and act as bearing retainers. The face of the arbor flange was machined true. The two 4-groove sheaves were also cleaned up. The last step was to modify the end of the arbor to accept a Grizzly arbor extension, similar to what was used on the Delta 12/14 saw. With the extension, it now has a dado capacity of 1-1/8". A bit less than what was original but more than enough for my needs. I still have the Oliver 90 with 2-1/2" of dado capacity, something I doubt I will ever find need for.

This is a big and substantial machine. It is similar to the Delta 12/14 in size and capacity. The notable difference is that all the internals are hung from the table, not from the cabinet. At each corner is a substantial cast iron leg. The side panels are infill of fairly heavy gauge sheet metal. Also, this is a true 14" machine. It can fully retract a 14" blade and has a cutting capacity of 5-1/8" fully extended.

The drive is 5HP with a set of 4 matched belts. The motor is the original Walker-Turner Driver motor, made by Kingston-Conley (a division of the Hoover corporation).

The machine would have come with a single ribbed extension. This one now has two. The second one came from Dick Streff. He found it attached to the side of his Oliver 270 table saw, covered with plastic laminate. Removing the contact cement was a chore but the machine is nicely balanced with two wings instead of one. With the motor hanging to the right and a single extension, this machine was noticeably lopsided in terms of weight. When I went to lift it, it wanted to lean to the right side. Now, it rolls nicely across the floor on a few pipe rollers.

The adjustment for the 45 and 90 degree stops is done from the top of the table. There are two 1" disks that cover a socket head cap screw. The steels disks have a hole in the center to allow access to the screw. Once set, the disk locks the screw in place.

Blade height is adjusted with a fully enclosed worm gear and a pitman arm. Blade tilt is adjusted through a pair of enclosed miter gears driving a lead screw that pivots the trunnions. The only exposed part is the screw.

It has the original fence. The fence is similar to what was used on the smaller 10" saws, it just has a longer fence bar to accommodate the deeper table. The machine had a Biesmeyer (poorly fitted) when Eric acquired it. I am still missing the front rail. It is a simple affair, a 2" x 5/8" steel bar. It is attached to the table with 1/2 spacers. It should be easy to fabricate. It will just lack the engraved rip scale of the original. The tables are machined on the front and back edges. The fence clamps very positively across the table. I see no need for a modern replacement. The fence was patented by Walker-Turner in 1956 although the design was submitted many years previous to that.

It is missing a few items. There should be 2 sheet metal dust doors, one on the left, one on the rear. Also missing is the inner dust floor. It was curved, attaching just below the handwheels in the front and just below the dust outlet on the rear. These will no doubt get replaced in the future.

This machine would have been a competitor to the Delta 12/14 and Powermatic 70 series. In the end, Walker-Turner was aquired by Rockwell along with Delta. These machines may have been stable mates for a while but the 12/14 won out. It was made many years beyond the WT 2450.

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Comments: Obligatory garage door shot
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Comments: Depth of cut 5-1/8"
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Comments: Original Kingston-Conley 5HP motor
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