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171 days ago

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#1 posted 170 days ago

Lathe discontinued by Delta, best advice for people buying this lathe new was check store’s return policy before buying.

Guess needed a little luck with this lathe, some people got a year or two of use out of them before problems arose.

Not so lucky people had these problems right away vibration, vertical headstock/tailstock misalignment of over 1/16”, a rattling headstock, tailstock that could not be adjusted to lock down securely, problems in the indexing mechanism.

I would recommend people stay away from this lathe, not sure spare parts available or affordable if find them.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 169 days ago

Not mine I just posted what I found. I do know that there are people that are quite well satisfied with this machine. Most of the problems you have listed have been dealt with satisfactorily in other threads.

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#3 posted 169 days ago

REO, someone with your experience with woodworking machines might be able to make that lathe work including modifying it to run right.
Delta did not stand behind that lathe very long before dropping it.

My own experience with Delta Asian reeves drive lathe (46-700) 12”x36” required modification to work. Removed the reeves drive, added a pulley to spindle mounting motor a bracket attached to lathe bed which allowed the motor to swing. You swung motor in and moved the belt along pulleys to change speeds. Friend & I took it to local machine shop to make the required parts way back then only cost $170 for parts & labor.

That lathe not sits on floor in back of my shop collecting dust & rust.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 160 days ago

Roger

Thank you for the Tip on buying this lathe, however, I was still hoping you are making my lathe like you said. :)
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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