Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Nichols lathe bearings heating up

Wayne Cooper Charlotte NC
>I just received a 'little used' Nichols Lathe from my colleagues at work. I hooked it up Saturday and ran it without any load or wood on it. After 10 minutes the main pillow block bearings were to hot to touch. I had greased them before running the lathe. How hot do the bearings get?? Should I replace the bearings before I begin turnings. They are 1 1/4" Browning bearings. Thanks for any and all help and advise.
Wayne

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