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Forum topic by rosebud54 posted 08-03-2015 04:39 AM 912 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-03-2015 04:39 AM

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I recently purchased a 46-715 Delta lathe on a school auction, after reading some of the posts, on this site and others ,it may not have been the type to buy. It is missing the control shaft that changes the variable speed.
Hoping someone that has converted one of these with a variable speed motor may have the parts I am needing.
the shaft is no longer available from Delta.


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#1 posted 08-03-2015 06:35 AM

Not familiar with that particular lathe, but have you checked the aftermarket guys like ereplacements.com, toolpartsdirect.com, etc…? They show some parts for it in stock, but I can’t really tell which shaft you are referring to… maybe post a picture of what you got?

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 11:17 AM

If remember right man with same lathe ordered parts for his reeves drive from Grizzly because could not find anything for his delta lathe. You can check parts on G0462 if think will work on your lathe check price list. Even Grizzly does not stock all parts for that lathe but worth a shot.

http://cdn2.grizzly.com/partslists/g0462_pl.pdf

Only other option know of is check local Craig’s List for same lathe at price you can afford.

Good luck with it!

-- Bill

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 04:59 PM

For all us out there who have Delta Machinery, there is a rumor going around that Delta does not support older machines any more – only those that are in their catalog.

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#4 posted 08-05-2015 11:29 AM

That is not a rumor and has been true for many years now. See people asking for help with Delta’s first mini lathe and their EVS Steel bed lathe from time to time. Folks problems getting parts and optional accessories for their new midi lathes from time to time.

Delta is not alone some vendors have no or very limited spare parts to support current models they sell. Grizzly tells you they may not have all the parts for their G0462 lathe.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 08-06-2015 08:09 PM



For all us out there who have Delta Machinery, there is a rumor going around that Delta does not support older machines any more – only those that are in their catalog.

- Jimbo4

I’d guess the cost to manufacture, warehouse, ship, and provide tech support for so many products over the years would sink them into bankruptcy. And if there was really much of a market for those parts, an aftermarket company would pick up the slack. It’s a shame really but Delta was mishandled during the B&D years.


I recently purchased a 46-715 Delta lathe on a school auction, after reading some of the posts, on this site and others ,it may not have been the type to buy. It is missing the control shaft that changes the variable speed.
Hoping someone that has converted one of these with a variable speed motor may have the parts I am needing.
the shaft is no longer available from Delta.

- rosebud54

I’d convert it to a DC motor and have real variable speed but some people prefer VFDs, which is a more expensive way of doing the same thing.

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#6 posted 08-14-2015 05:34 PM

I have a Delta 46-715 and have replaced worn parts with the Grizzly G0462 parts, they work/fit great. This is a good lathe, especially with the outboard turning ability.

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#7 posted 08-17-2015 03:19 PM

Try this place-

http://www.owwm.org/viewforum.php?f=4

I’ve found parts to a 1930s Drill Press there

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#8 posted 08-17-2015 05:38 PM

Another option might be: http://www.renovoparts.com/

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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