Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Problem with lathe motor

John Crissman
>Ok guys and gals,
I need to tap your expertise. Last night the spindle that runs through the motor on my Nova Mercury lathe broke in half. It is only a 1/2hp dc motor (it is VS) and I do not think I stress the motor. But it broke just inside the motor housing on the internal side of the bearings.

My first concern is getting this lathe back up and running. What are my options? Can I order this part or do I need to replace the whole motor/controller unit?

Secondarily, what can cause this? Has anyone ever heard of this kind of thing?

I do have an email to the Teknatool service also with the same inquiries.

Thanks,
John

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