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Posted on Please help!! Lathe motor Boggs down with forstner bits!

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#1 posted 04-21-2018 06:19 PM

I’m glad to hear that some of you are having no trouble with similar tasks on your smaller lathes as well…my wife would not be happy if I told her I need a new lathe already.
And thank you for all of your thoughts so far…
The problem with the belt tentionnis that the motor moves up and down, as some of you may know, to make the belt looser or tighter. Well, I’m my case the motor is as far down as it can go. Meaning it’s resrinf on the table already. Does this mean my belt is too big? Or stretched over time? Also, if I made foot pads for my lathe, raising it up and inch or so…perhaps I could get more tension that way…does that sound like a viable option to anyone? Thanks again!

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut

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