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Forum topic by thelt posted 09-14-2009 04:36 PM 5871 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thelt

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09-14-2009 04:36 PM

When I bought the lathe years back, there was an extension bed that Penn State was selling for $59.95. At the time all I was interested in was pen turning. Now I have a use for the full size and want to buy the extension and can’t find one. I guess this is partially due to the new model just coming out. The extension bed for the new model is $129.00. Anybody know where I can find the one for my lathe?

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#1 posted 09-15-2009 08:47 AM

Check E-Bay and Amazon.com Both are good sources for tools and or parts for tools.

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 08:08 PM

They still have the bed extension (46-855) in stock @ Denny Lumber in OH, 513.422.6391, for $39.88 plus shipping.

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 08:19 PM

Be careful I have a similar lathe and have read that many people have tried to use this as a bigger lathe but it has not enough power. A few folks have burned out their motors with this .Please keep it small and simple it will do long and thin, but don’t think you’ve suddenly got a bigger lathe and go bananas .I found mine kept slowing down with big stuff so it is true. .LO Lhave fun

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thelt

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 12:56 PM

I’ve sent Denny Lumber an email, thanks

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#5 posted 10-04-2012 07:42 PM

Ok, I know this is an old thread, but it is relatively new to me as I am a new suscriber to LJ’s. I recently purchased a Delta LA200 Midi lathe for next to nothing and it came with the bed extension. Figured for a beginner, why not, so I drove on over to take a look at it and how it operated. Checked centers- spot on. Checked how the tailstock slid – it slid with ease and locked down. Had the previous owner go thru how to change speeds and then we/I even turned a small piece of Holly for a bit. Now a week later I am having a difficult time trying to change speeds even though I found a owners manual on line and have tried to loosen the knobs, based on what I have read in the manual and what I saw last week on how to go about doing it. The lower or upper pullys wont budge, the slider behind the locking bolt wont budge. So where am going wrong? Any advice would be appreciated, I am getting an itch to turn something real bad.

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thelt

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 09:49 AM

First thing to check is the belt is not melted to one of the pulleys, I’ve had this happen twice. Replacement belts can be obtained at ereplacement parts. Next, the upper pulleys do not move. The lower pulley will move upward with the motor after you loosen the the tension handle (part No. 71 on the parts diagram). The handle is spring loaded and you have to push in to engage the handle to loosen. Sometimes if shavings get in the works it takes a little force with a small pry bar under the motor. The motor moves upward to loosen the belt. Let me know if this helps.

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 12:44 PM

Thelt, thank you for your response. I finally got everything freed up, lots of rust buster and WD40 finally freed everything up. The tension bracket; item 96 in the diagram looks different than what is on this lathe. Mine looks to be slotted tri-angler and only moves up or down about an 1/8 of an inch, not slotted in a semi circle. In other words, the locking bolt interfers with the function of the slide. I am wondering if the orginal owner replaced this bracket with something other than what he should have? I can take a picture of the tension adjusting bracket later and try to post it if that helps in my explanation. I am going to order a new belt however.

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#8 posted 10-05-2012 02:39 PM

I always keep an extra belt on hand. I’ll have to look at my LA200 and see what part 96 looks like. There’s not a lot of movement in it, just enough to move the belt. If the bracket is working for you, I’d leave it there. Why you ask? Here’s the answer (from the parts catalog at ereplacement parts):

96 1341866 Adjusting Bracket Obsolete – Not Available Discontinued

That’s the big problem with the LA200, not too many parts left available for it.

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