Grizzly Lathe Belt Tension

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Forum topic by Jim123 posted 04-23-2012 01:18 AM 1497 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2012 01:18 AM

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I just bought a Grizzly G0624, but I am having trouble with the belt adjustment. I have followed all instructions but the belt tension lever will not move. Therefore, I cannot loosen the belt to change speed.
Any ideas, please?


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Bill White

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 01:56 AM

Don’t have the 0624, but sometimes the detent pin on the variable selector can get “stucK” which will prevent the lever from moving. My G1067Z gets a little goofy from time to time.


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#2 posted 04-23-2012 03:38 PM

Bill, the Reeves drive might be sticking on the shaft. Mine (The HF version) gets a bit touchy at times and I open it up and oil it and it works fine.


I would check to see if they didn’t have the quick release lever open when they set it up and it is just tightened by the motor mount.

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 09:55 PM

Thank you guys for your help, I have it working now.

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