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Blog entry by Wayne99 posted 06-06-2011 06:10 AM 1046 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just been trying out my one week old General Maxi Lathe 200M1.
Something went pop and the rpm ran up to 7300.
Wood almost took my head off when it came flying off.
The bench I can fix, just glad I still have my head.
Will see what General has to say about there machine tomorrow.
Anyone else ever experiance this.



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Drew

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 06:45 AM

Keep us informed, I purchased a 25-114 roughly about the same time you purchased yours….

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#2 posted 06-18-2011 05:43 AM

Was it the wood that popped or something on the lathe? When you say the wood came flying off it makes me think that the wood release some stress and after it flew off the load was reduced on the lathe so it sped up? Good to hear you weren’t hurt.

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Wayne99

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 05:48 AM

What happened was that I was running the lathe at about 700 rpm rounding a piece of wood when the electronic variable speed control made a popping noise.
The lathe then instantly sped up past its maximum speed as the variable speed control went up in smoke.
The timber at that high speed came flying off.
Talked to General about it, and they said we’ll send you another head to replace yours. (The lathe head not mine)

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