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12-15-2017 07:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

I just got room for a lathe that was given to me by my grand father and hooked it up for the first time in 10+ years. And it broke. Amt is no longer in business and I need to get a pulley for the top end. It is very special to me to get this up and going any suggestions.

-- Bob, Helena, Montana


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#1 posted 12-15-2017 07:59 PM

I assume you have a lathe made by American Machine & Tool Company?

Might help if we knew the model number, etc. Pictures are always a plus.

Check this site for info: http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=29&tab=3

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 08:06 PM

a picture would be good …but pulleys like this are probably very common GOOD LUCK :<))

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#3 posted 12-15-2017 08:12 PM

IT is a model number 5300 pictures don’t know how to post a pic but I will try

-- Bob, Helena, Montana

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#4 posted 12-15-2017 08:13 PM

The OWWM website will have lots of knowledgeable people and help.

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#5 posted 12-15-2017 08:26 PM

I assume it is like the one in this link.
https://www.hibid.com/lot/11217-29439-93557/amt-rotating-head-wood-lathe/

It looks to have a reeves drive. I have never used one with a reeves but it is my understanding that the speed can only be changed while in motion. If you try to force the lever with it turned off it can break the pulley.
Like the others I would suggest the OWWM web site for possible knowledge on what other pulleys will fit. A local machine shop MAY be able to repair it for you.

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#6 posted 12-15-2017 09:07 PM

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#7 posted 12-15-2017 10:07 PM

Photobucket sucks… just post it directly to this site. And the picture you linked to doesn’t do much to determine what exactly is broken :(

Just to save everyone some grief, here is the picture:

To the OP – just use the button above the text box to upload your photos.

Cheers,
Brad

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#8 posted 12-15-2017 10:19 PM

Her is a pic

-- Bob, Helena, Montana

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#9 posted 12-15-2017 10:19 PM

-- Bob, Helena, Montana

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#10 posted 12-15-2017 10:20 PM

-- Bob, Helena, Montana

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#11 posted 12-15-2017 11:31 PM

This is a Reeves drive …can’t tell for sure but it looks a lot like the guts from a Harbor Freight, Jet, etc. Reeves drive lathe.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 12-15-2017 11:37 PM

Do you know where I could get one? Can’t fine a part anywhere

-- Bob, Helena, Montana

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#13 posted 12-15-2017 11:40 PM

Do you know where I could get one? Can’t fine a part anywhere

-- Bob, Helena, Montana

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#14 posted 12-16-2017 12:53 AM

Do you know where I could get one? Can’t fine a part anywhere

- Bobholmes33

No idea … maybe other LJ’s have had experience getting parts for Reeves drives.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#15 posted 12-16-2017 01:03 AM

That is going to be a hard part to source… you will most likely have to find a parts machine to scavenge one from. It is an Asian import though, so it could possibly be identical to another brand (ie: Sears sold AMT machines for a while), which would make the search slightly easier. It might be easier/cheaper to just convert it to a stepped pulley if possible.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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