|Forum topic by jhawkinnc||posted 07-18-2011 04:46 PM||2380 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-18-2011 04:46 PM
I was turning some cherry candlesticks yesterday on my Jet lathe. In the process of sanding the third one, the motor revolutions slowed WAY down – to the point where I could stop the wood from turning with my hand. And the motor casing was very hot to the touch. I turned off the lathe, unplugged it and waited a few hours to start it up again. Same result – slow turning and hot motor.
It’s a 1/2 HP Jet motor and it’s probably about 8 years old now. No previous problems experienced. I do my best to keep wood chips from accumulating on the casing when turning.
I’ve looked over some online posts this morning and have heard good/bad reviews about rebuilding a motor. I also saw a kit at Penn State that allows you to hook up a variable speed DC motor – but there were reviews about a lack of power on this particular kit.
Any recommendations of what to do? Has anyone had this experience before with a Jet motor?