Re-wiring a motor on the H8259 lathe

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Forum topic by Mike posted 08-17-2013 01:09 PM 985 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2013 01:09 PM

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Hi everyone,

I’m left handed and it is becoming increasing difficult to turn on a “right handed” lathe. Does anyone know if the motor on the H8259 lathe by Grizzly can be set to turn in both directions? I know that with chucks and screw mounts I need to keep the standard rotation, but for small objects like pens and sanding, can this motor be reversed? If so, is there a easy way to allow for the direction change?

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 07:27 PM

I know less than nothing about working on a lathe so I am sure something is entirely wrong with the suggestion that you stand on the opposite side so that the apparent rotation is reversed.

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 07:33 PM

The name plate on the motor should say reversible if it is.

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 06:16 AM

Any motor is reversable. some are set up to be reversed by the “user” and some need a little mor in depth work to get them to work the way you want them to. A good start is looking at the motor. sometimes the rotation schematic is on the nameplate and sometimes it can be found on the cover plate where the connections to the motor are made. If you are willing to do a little work almost any single phase motor can be reversed or made to run on either 110 or 220.

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