Turning Archive 2007
Mike Cunningham (Cape May NJ)
>I just added a third lathe to my shop, a 1971 Rockwell/Delta 46201 with Reeves drive. I'd like to convert this to a Variable speed and reverse. Would someone with knowledge of such things please check the link and advise if the controller depicted will satisfactorily operate a 3/4 HP for this type setup. If not, what kind of controller do I need and will any 3/4 HP motor work or does it need to be specific to variable speed control? Could I use a controller with the existing OE motor?
I'd like to avoid, if possible, the $400 route of a Leeson controller and motor such as that offered by CS.