I've wanted a late for some time now, and the local machine shop here has some lathes on special but have "faulty" motors. I'm not sure whats actually wrong with them.. but im going to assume they need replacing.
seems like a pretty good deal to me... as you can get 2HP motors for like 150$ on flea bay??
I also purchased an RF45 off these guys (https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Pr...stockCode=M123) so i should be able to mill up any adapter plates etc required... or even maybe donate it's motor to the lathe and replace it with a variable speed one
I have a keling g540 kit which i purchased ages ago when i wanted to make a CNC router they are 387oz-in steppers would they have enough guts to CNC the late??
Very tempted ATM! i notice however everyone on here seems to get the smaller lathes 7x12 etc? where this one is more like 11x29.5 if I'm not mistaken is there any reason for that other then the space/price ?
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Seems like a decent deal. And if Al is right about the starting caps, you may even be able to fix the motor instead of replacing it.
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Replacing motor & driver is recommended.
What the....That is the same as the Lathemaster 9X30...... almost. I don't have the option of the gear box though. other than that it is the same.... look
If you don't need a variable motor on the lathe then you would be able to get a cheap motor on eBay.
If the motor is done, another option is to replace the motor with a 3 phase motor / vfd combination. If you join the Yahoo group 10x22grizzlyandthelike : 10x22 lathe
In the file section, there is a document Installing_a_3_Phase_Motor_&_VFD.pdf
The author has a Grizzly G0602 lathe which appears to be a smaller sibling to the lathe you are looking at.
Yes it looks like my lathemaster 9 x 30 also.
You could always contact Bob @ Lathemaster for a replacement motor