general 260 variable speed adjustment

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Forum topic by wanderingtattler posted 10-15-2015 01:44 AM 856 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2015 01:44 AM

I can not adjust the belts on my variable speed lathe, either the upper belt is loose or the lower belt is loose. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 10-15-2015 03:23 PM

Don’t know much about the General 260, other than it uses a Reeves drive for variable speed.

Check for a manual for the 260 at ... there may some adjustment instructions in the manual.

-- 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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#2 posted 10-17-2015 12:08 PM

Do talk about making some adjustments on page 4 on variable speed drive. If that doesn’t help try e-mailing General stating lathe model # and nature of your problem.

Cannot tell you how lmany years ago seen Gen 260 reeves drive. Lot easier to work on than Asian reeves drives.

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