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Forum topic by EdKnight posted 12-16-2016 06:29 PM 551 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EdKnight

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12-16-2016 06:29 PM

Hi everyone
I am new to this site and was just wondering if there is an off chance someone would have a broken down lathe that would have a switch I could purchase. I have a General Lathe Model 260 that needs a new variable speed switch. I seen a posting on this site that someone had the same lathe for sale.
I am having a hard time finding one anywhere.
Thanks Ed Knight


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#1 posted 12-17-2016 04:29 AM

I have a General 260 to sell but it’s not the electronic variable speed version and since it’s in perfect working order I’m obviously not going to piece it out.

However, I’ll bet you can get what you need from Automation Direct. A variable speed switch is a pretty standard component. Even if you have to take off the old switch and mount a new box there has to be a way to retrofit a switch to work.

You’ll need to know the voltage, and amp rating on your motor to locate an appropriate switch.

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#2 posted 12-17-2016 04:57 AM

What does the switch look like… I doubt that General made it themselves, and it can probably be found through other sources.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 12-17-2016 10:21 PM

Thanks for the reply. Here are some pictures of the switch

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#4 posted 12-17-2016 10:24 PM

Exact match found here for $14

Here is one for about $25 at Amazon.

$10 w/free shipping on the bay. (not exactly the same, but would work)

I’m sure you could find one elsewhere as well… It’s just a 2.5K 2 Watt pot (variable resistor).

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 12-19-2016 02:04 AM

Thanks Brad
I will order one tomorrow. Thanks for the effort to research this for me I had the hardest time locating the switch. Much appreciated.

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