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Classic Power Tools => Classic Power Tools => Topic started by: dimwittedmoose51 on March 29, 2014, 01:29:43 AM

Title: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: dimwittedmoose51 on March 29, 2014, 01:29:43 AM
 A customer of mine came by to pick up an old Schrade knife display case yesterday and had me photograph an old drill press he bought from a friend.  Brand name is called "Driver" and it's new to me.  Despite using the "Corvair" style V-Belt for harnessing the electric motor(a GE, BTW), the mechanism to drop the middle set of pulleys to change speeds is really cool.  I anyone knows anything about the company, he's really curious.

TIA

DM&FS
Title: Re: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: oldgoaly on March 29, 2014, 02:06:00 AM
Walker- Turner made them, I have some metal spinning tools from them


Title: Re: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: mikeswrenches on March 29, 2014, 06:18:03 AM
If I remember correctly, the Driver line was the somewhat lesser quality line compared to the Walker Turner stuff.  That being said, I have a Driver wood lathe that is as good as you could want, I don't know how you would improve on it.

Mike
Title: Re: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: stillfishin on March 29, 2014, 06:54:27 AM
Just a little less beefy and maybe more home-owner oriented vs commercial shop used equipment is why Walker Turner came out with the Driver lineup. Or probably another way to reach more market. Delta did this with their homecraft lineup too. Theyre still fine tools.
Title: Re: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: dimwittedmoose51 on March 29, 2014, 07:57:19 AM
Thanks guys, I'm going to try once more to get photos up, but was geting internal server error earlier....

DM&FS
Title: Re: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: thiggy on April 06, 2014, 10:26:56 PM
I like the description of the "Corvair Type V-Belt" drive.
Title: Re: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: lbgradwell on April 07, 2014, 07:37:40 AM
I posted this at the GJ a number of years back:

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41087 (http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41087)
Title: Re: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: dimwittedmoose51 on April 07, 2014, 09:01:26 AM
LBG comes through again!!! Thanks man.

DM&FS
Title: Re: "DRIVER" BRAND BENCH TOP DRILL PRESS??
Post by: bunger on April 09, 2014, 04:33:36 PM
I have a bench top Driver drill press of a slightly different design.
Got it at the flea market a couple of years ago for $20. Could use a new belt but otherwise it works good.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h188/mayo4/old%20Tools%20and%20Toys/IMG_20140409_183429_849_zpsca029182.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/mayo4/media/old%20Tools%20and%20Toys/IMG_20140409_183429_849_zpsca029182.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h188/mayo4/old%20Tools%20and%20Toys/IMG_20140409_183535_947_zps330fb705.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/mayo4/media/old%20Tools%20and%20Toys/IMG_20140409_183535_947_zps330fb705.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h188/mayo4/old%20Tools%20and%20Toys/IMG_20140409_183413_461_zpsb6fdad63.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/mayo4/media/old%20Tools%20and%20Toys/IMG_20140409_183413_461_zpsb6fdad63.jpg.html)