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Posted on Turning Novice-Just brought home a Rockwell 46-525 (I Think) Now What

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#1 posted 02-17-2018 11:51 PM

It may not need much repair at all. The rust looks like surface rust which is easy to remove. If the bearings are good to go and the belt is OK a light cleaning and general maintenance is probably all you need.
For rust I would suggest a rust converter (RustMort, Ospho, etc) available from any auto repair or hardware store.
Converts the iron oxide to iron phosphate (not rust anymore). It will turn black; go over before and after with a brass brush and 0000 steel wool as needed.
I would pay particular attention to the use and recommendations in the manual for the Reeves drive mechanism.

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