Turning Archive 2005

cheap jet mini

John Lucas
>Well fans the Jet Mini I got for $129 is not perfect. In fact you can't turn anything on it. The motor runs and the variable speed works but there isn't any torque on the motor. didn't think to check that. I measured 25volts min and 75 max on the output of the drive. I haven't had a chance to check anything else. I have another DC controller and motor for another lathe so I can try that and see if it's the motor or the controller.

Worst case scenario, I'll put the Vega DC motor and controller under the lathe. If the cost of repairing either one is low enough I may try that option. I knew it was too good to be true.

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