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Forum topic by Emargerum posted 01-05-2017 12:34 AM 299 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2017 12:34 AM

I have a craftsman 15 in. Lathe. Been having issues with it. The spindle has about 0.020 run out in it. The bearing is also bad…. I ordered a new bearing. does anyone know where to buy a replacement spindle? Its obsolete from sears. Part # 8501.00, model number 351.21717. I’ve searched the web but no luck. Also I find the threads are kind of sloppy…. Anyone else have that issue? Last resort is to make a new spindle at work( I am a machinest).


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#1 posted 01-05-2017 01:12 AM

What makes you think you need a new spindle? Did the bad bearing score it or something?

If you really do need a spindle, and it’s made out of unbotanium, then you got a couple of options. One would be to see if you can find one at places like the buy/sell/trade section of OWWM, e-bay or other online sources. Finding another lathe for parts would be another option as well. And for a last resort, you can make your own as you mentioned.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 01-05-2017 05:20 AM

I believe it is bent. I had a heafty bowl with a beautiful check running through it explode on me. I it does not run true. Ive never tried owwm before. I’ll check. EBay does not have them. Nor Amazon. I’ll let you know on owwm

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#3 posted 01-05-2017 05:38 AM

My lathe does not fit the category of old, plus it is an import. I did learn it is manufactured by colovos. Once I have the spindle pressed out I will check for concentricity. I think I’ll make a new one anyway. I think the threads are too sloppy for my liking .

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#4 posted 01-05-2017 05:44 AM

My lathe does not fit the category of old, plus it is an import.

Whoops… yup, OWWM is not an option then. Chances are that machine was sold under several different manufacturer brand names though, so if you can figure out which ones, you might get lucky sourcing a part that way… otherwise, making one would be your best bet, particularly if you have the ability to also do the threading.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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