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Lathe issues

by Arcos
posted 07-27-2017 03:20 AM

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#1 posted 07-27-2017 04:01 AM

I’m assuming you’re trying to adjust the speed of the lathe? Were you adjusting it when the lathe was running? I believe a lot of lathes can only be adjusted while the machine is running.

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#2 posted 07-27-2017 04:03 AM

Yes, I was attempting to adjust it while it was running, the readout has it set at 560 rpms? I believe

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#3 posted 07-27-2017 04:58 AM

Hello Arc, welcome to LJ. The one thing I can think of is, are you pulling the lever toward you as you try to move the speed? On my Laguna lathe I had to pull the lever forward towards me and then shift the gear into next speed. Sort of spring loaded. Thinking along the lines say of a cog wheel, it has cut outs in the sprocket that the lever lifts out of and sets to the next cog. Hope this makes sense, if not, you can always call Grizzly and they will attempt to help you. Do you have the owner’s manual, look up trouble shooting in it and perhaps that may help. Have fun, make some dust.

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#4 posted 07-27-2017 05:13 AM

Thank you, and yes I am pulling the lever but it only allows roughly a inch of play either way and won’t budge anymore after that. And I’m sure I have the manual somewhere stashed away, never knew where he put those things. But I will find it, thanks for the advice.

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#5 posted 07-27-2017 05:14 AM

(From the manual found here)

If the mechanism isn’t moving, you may need to do a little maintenance. I believe it has a reeves type drive, which needs to be lubricated every now and then to allow the sheaves to move freely. Check the manual – it should have instructions on how to do routine maintenance.


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