|Forum topic by fladdy||posted 11-28-2015 04:40 AM||390 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-28-2015 04:40 AM
A few weeks ago, I went to the local Woodcraft to pick up a band clamp that was on sale and happened to stop in at the pawn shop down the street. They had a Delta 46-250 lathe for sale. To get to the point, my step-father said that I should buy it and he’ll pay me back, sort of like an early Christmas present. Sweet! They wanted $180 for it with a goofy, makeshift stand that I didn’t need. So I offered $150 and he said sure. Got it home and cleaned up a little surface rust on the bed, then waxed it. The only problem is that, there is no wrench to take the faceplate off the headstock (Yes, I knew that when I bought it). I thought I could just take it off with a monkey wrench at home but it doesn’t quite fit. Does anyone have an idea of where I can get a replacement wrench or an idea of how I can do it with the tools that I have in the garage? I’ve looked online for the wrench and most place state it’s obsolete and don’t have a replacement part.
As a side note, I also need to get a drive center, as it doesn’t have one. And replace the pulley, in time.
Thanks for any tips on where to get the wrench.