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Forum topic by shipwright posted 01-29-2022 01:04 AM 424 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2022 01:04 AM

A friend is in need of the reeves drive pulley (lathe side) for his Delta 46-715 lathe. Like so many Delta parts it seems not to exist anymore. However there are sometimes similar workable parts or other work arounds.
Anybody here have any ideas to help him out?
Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-29-2022 01:12 AM

Have they looked on ebay? That’s my best guess.

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#2 posted 01-29-2022 01:49 AM

Have you tried ereplacementparts.com? They seem to be the only place online that might have older Delta parts.

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#3 posted 01-29-2022 09:17 AM

Maybe something too expensive, but this is how I solved it (BTW Not a Delta)
Buy a new 3 Phase motor 500W motor (1500/3000 rpm) or maybe a little more KW.
Buy two pullys, one for the motor and one for the drive shaft (If technical possible maybe a double or triple set)
Buy (Aliexpress for example) a 1,5 KW VFD 110/230V 1Phase to 3 Phase.
If you think this is worth the machine you have a great upgrade. Here in Europa the cost would be about € 200 to 250, but if there is someone with a 3Phase motor for free the cost would be acceptable.

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#4 posted 01-29-2022 03:45 PM

Thanks for the thoughts.
We’ve looked pretty much everywhere. I was hoping someone might say something like “Oh, Grizzly #1234-56 uses the same pulley”.
Maybe not so lucky this time.
Thanks Dutchy, a work around of some sort is likely next. I’ll pass your thoughts on to him.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 01-29-2022 03:59 PM

Do you have a photos of the pulley needed and the bore and keyway size?
I sent some Harbor Freight pulleys to a friend in Croatia for a lathe from Australia and they fit fine.

cheers, Jim

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#6 posted 01-29-2022 04:56 PM

Because so many people have had failures on the pulleys for this model I decided to look elsewhere for a solution. There is a good series of articles by Sawdustonmyshoulder on this site. I’m taking a slightly different tack and going with a solution on dazecars.com. Yup, it’s a car restoration site, but the principal did a similar conversion from an AC motor to a DC motor (from a treadmill) that yielded a variable speed solution and cost less than what replacing the reeves drive pulleys would cost. If your friend is dead set on sticking with reeves drives, there is a pulley supplier in the Carolinas who claims he can supply a complete set of reeves pulleys that fit the 46-715. He wants something like $170 for the set. I got his name from Delta Customer Support when I asked if they knew of anyone who could supply the pulleys. I believe the company name began with L but not sure. I discarded that solution because my lathe never operated well with the Reeves drives (a lot of force required to change speeds), and there were some shortcomings to his solution. Am currently in the process of converting my 46-715 to the treadmill motor right now. I’m having trouble acquiring pulleys that fit the metric shafts of the lathe (25mm) and the motor (17.5mm) and will allow me to use a standard type A V-Belt (really want to use a link belt.) I’m closing in on finding the needed pulleys, however.
HTH,
Scrooge

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#7 posted 01-29-2022 05:35 PM

Since Reeves drives are kind of specialized, they’re usually outsourced parts, so if you google “reeves drive pulley” and pick through the results, you might find one with the same dimensions. They’re very common in variable speed drill presses.

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#8 posted 01-29-2022 06:00 PM



Because so many people have had failures on the pulleys for this model I decided to look elsewhere for a solution. There is a good series of articles by Sawdustonmyshoulder on this site. I m taking a slightly different tack and going with a solution on dazecars.com. Yup, it s a car restoration site, but the principal did a similar conversion from an AC motor to a DC motor (from a treadmill) that yielded a variable speed solution and cost less than what replacing the reeves drive pulleys would cost. If your friend is dead set on sticking with reeves drives, there is a pulley supplier in the Carolinas who claims he can supply a complete set of reeves pulleys that fit the 46-715. He wants something like $170 for the set. I got his name from Delta Customer Support when I asked if they knew of anyone who could supply the pulleys. I believe the company name began with L but not sure. I discarded that solution because my lathe never operated well with the Reeves drives (a lot of force required to change speeds), and there were some shortcomings to his solution. Am currently in the process of converting my 46-715 to the treadmill motor right now. I m having trouble acquiring pulleys that fit the metric shafts of the lathe (25mm) and the motor (17.5mm) and will allow me to use a standard type A V-Belt (really want to use a link belt.) I m closing in on finding the needed pulleys, however.
HTH,
Scrooge

- Scrooge

A DC motor, great idea! About the pullys: Do it the Matthias Wandel way, out of Baltic Birch plywood,

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