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Forum topic by Bill Commerford posted 05-28-2017 11:00 PM 735 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill Commerford

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05-28-2017 11:00 PM

This is a question from a relative newby.
I am noticing heat building up at the headstock out put shaft but no noise from the bearings. Today after about 1/2 hour of bowl buffing at about 3000 rpm I registered 160 degrees on the shaft after taking off the beal threaded extension and 139 degrees on the headstock face itself. Measurements taken with infrared thermo.
I have talked to manufacturer ( Laguna ) and they don’t feel it is problem. The lathe is about 3 months old and used daily so it is fairly well broken in.
Would really appreciate an opinion from you experienced turners as to whether or not I should feel concerned.


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Nubsnstubs

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#1 posted 05-29-2017 06:49 PM

Just normal everyday heat. When the temperatures get over 300 degrees, be concerned, very concerned…..... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#2 posted 05-29-2017 07:09 PM

That much heat is probably from the friction between the belt and pullys. Nothing to worry about, like Jerry said.

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#3 posted 05-30-2017 01:26 AM

Or you could get a DVR XP and not experience much heat – no belts, no pullys. ;o)

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#4 posted 05-30-2017 01:01 PM

Thanks for the quick replies, will quit worrying.
Jimbo4; the heat is not from the belts, checking inside the access cover the heat is at the bearings.

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#5 posted 05-30-2017 03:03 PM

I looked at your profile, and have concluded that the heat is from your location. You just never noticed it in the winter. Now it’s almost summer and the heat is actually from the desert….. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#6 posted 05-30-2017 03:12 PM

Well, I NEVER ! Ya got me there. FYI ….... it ain’t hot YET !

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