changing the belt on a HF 12 x 33 lathe

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Forum topic by AJLastra posted 06-11-2012 04:41 PM 1030 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2012 04:41 PM

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Do any of you own the HF 12×33 wood lathe? Some of you might be tempted to ask WHY would anyone own a HF lathe, well, this is actually a pretty good machine. A clone of the Jet 12×36. Its done everything I’ve asked of it. I want to replace the belt that it came with with one that I bought from an auto parts supplier but the manual for the lathe says nothing about how to change the belt.

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 10:44 AM

Most lathes are the same, you need to remove the headstock shaft. This is usually done by removing a couple set screws in the pulley and the hand wheel and maybe the the bearings (probably not). Then just tapping the shaft out using a wooden or plastic mallet and changing the belt. Once changed reverse the reassembly. Hope this general information helps.

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