|Forum topic by rizay||posted 12-03-2010 11:10 PM||1428 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-03-2010 11:10 PM
I have a grizzly G5979 wood lathe. Well, I did a lot of modifications to it, so it really isn’t a grizzly anymore. But the inner workings of the headstock are the same.
I have had this lathe for 8-9 years and plan to replace the spindle, bearings, and pulley. My question is, how to I get the bearings and spindle out of this thing? Is it pressed in?
Also, since I am at it, I want to replace the reeves drive pulley with a fixed, standard pulley. I removed the motor and added a 2 horse 220v and VFD a while back and don’t need the reeves for speed control anymore. And it makes a lot of noise. The spindle is a 1×8, but I am concerned that a 1” id pulley might not fit. This lathe has a “1 inch” tool rest post that is actually metric and so a 1” tool rest won’t fit in the banjo. Any thoughts on where I might find a 3-4” pulley that might work??
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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