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Forum topic by Salmo posted 08-30-2015 03:49 PM 929 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2015 03:49 PM

Looking for a handwheel for a General 160-2 (1” – 8 tpi). They don’t stock the part any more. Anyone have one??

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#1 posted 08-30-2015 05:26 PM

Someone else just posted about a handwheel for their General 160 over at owwm. They contacted General and was told it would cost somewhere near $180 and they were out of stock… so they made their own out of HDPE. I imagine it wouldn’t be too difficult to make one out of wood either.

You can read about it here: General lathe handwheel


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#2 posted 08-30-2015 10:24 PM

I saw this when researching a Moxon vise for myself. The guy made the handwheels out of his weights, 5 lb weights. He drilled and tapped out the center of the round weights, worked great for him.

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