Yes, there are four places that should be checked if the feed shaft is not turning:I have another question. Just wondering why my carriage quit auto feeding when I flip the handle up or down? It used to work. I've never crashed the lathe. Is there something on the left end (gear box end) that has to be engaged (pulled in our out) besides flipping the handle up or down on the carriage?
Thanks ... I don't know much about the actual operation of the gears but would like to. I did replace one of the fiber gears when I first received the lathe as shown in the link below. I know a couple of the metal gears have "a" chipped tooth, maybe two.Yes, there are four places that should be checked if the feed shaft is not turning:
* upper left - lever for forward / reverse and feed disconnect
* far left - knob for feed or threading (pull out for threading, push in for feed
* left end of feed shaft - lever for different feed rates
* lower left quick change gear selector
also, it is possible to purchase a standard steel gear and replace on of the "unobtainable" gears although it may take shaving the gears width and boring the ID.
Yeah, item 22. It tends to break if you crash but can let go just from metal fatigue over time. It is light aluminum and I think you can turn one from the stuff from the hardware store.
Hi Mark, sorry but I most defiantly do not agree that tightening by hand is sufficient !I agree with the chuck removal technique, but not re-mounting with a wrench- tightening by hand should be sufficient