Reverse spindle rotation

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Forum topic by stevematis posted 03-24-2013 07:31 PM 1230 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2013 07:31 PM

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I have a small mini wood lathe, which has a control box for the revolution of the main spindle. It has only one spindle direction. I made some simple modification in order to run the spindle in reverse direction. Cut the cable between the control box and the motor. Installed a connector to end of the cable on the control box side.
Installed a double wall outlet on the end of the cable on the motor side. The cable goes from one outlet to the motor as before ( wire connections: black-black, white-white). The wires were changed at the other outlet, so I have the wire connection: black-white, white-black.
I have to plug the connector to the first outlet= CW direction of the spindle, plug the connector to the second outlet= CCW direction of the spindle.
No more end grain problem !


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