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Forum topic by pklumber44 posted 06-19-2017 03:01 PM 164 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2017 03:01 PM

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Hey everyone,

I have an excelsior mini lathe from Rockler. I went to turn on my lathe and nothing happened. There is no resistances when flipping the switch. I took it apart and noticed the two copper pieces were loose. I put them back where I thought they should go and still nothing. By the way this looks like a basic toggle switch

I am wondering if anyone has replaced, upgrade, or fixed a switch on this lathe? I miss making it rain shavings.

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 03:41 PM

Use a multimeter to see if it has voltage going to the switch if not then check the outlet. If yes flip the switch on and check it if has voltage going out of it to the motor. If it does then you have a motor issue if not then you need a switch. A multimeter is a good tool to have laying around for times like this.

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