Turning

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Re: Variable Speed?? *PIC*
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Variable Speed?? ()

Peter Hyde
Tom here's a couple of pics of my old Rockwell Delta that was converted before I got it.

It had a 1HP 220v 3 phase motor and a matched Leeson VFD
Served me well for many years. Weak link was the pot metal pulleys on the motor and the spindle. Once they crack you will have all sorts of problems trying to get replacements that will allow you to change speeds without adjusting the belt. 1 HP is NOT enough. I wouldn't bother with anything less then 2HP. The set up on this lathe allowed outboard turning up to about 22" diameter.
I eventually got seduced by the mustard monster but no regrets on either lathes.

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