Turning Archive 2008

Subject:
mini lathe variable speed motor conversion

Carol - now in NC Nebraska
>OK, I think I am ready and have everything at hand to proceed.

To recap (and ask my questions): several years ago Randy at Vega offered some variable speed treadmill motors that could be used to convert the single speed motor to a variable speed motor, particularly on the Jet mini-lathe (as I recall).

Well, I bought a couple.

Who actually has done this? And after all this time what is your verdict? Was it worth it? What would you have done differently?

Please offer your 20-20 hindsight before surgery on my mini begins.

Thanks!

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