Turning Archive

Re: You're starting to see why not a popular lathe

Glass Cannon
Yes, I was familiar with the Reeves drive issues before I made the purchase. I have been woodturning for years and had read various posts on the topic, and then did further research before purchasing the 1442.

I will be happy if I am able to get several years out of a new set of pulleys. Once those pulleys start to show signs of wear, I intend to install a VFD and a new motor, which would eliminate the issues associated with the Reeves drive.

In the end, it all comes down to a matter of money, for me. I have very little of it, and I use a lathe to make it, so I have very few options available to me at this time and must make do with what I have.

Thanks again for the info and comments guys, I appreciate it.

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