Lathe Light

Cobra

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The Grizzly G0750G lathe comes with a halogen light.
I wanted a whiter light that covered a larger area than the supplied halogen.
The light was from an accessory light for an ATV.

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The new light provides a bright white area illumination.
 

chips&more

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Looooookin good! I have a $20 (on sale from Costco) LED 2 tube 4 foot fixture that is above my lathe. I’m happy too.
 

Cobra

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Is that lamp articulated arm a standard option from Grizzly?

No, the articulated arm was home built. The photo is the drawing for the arm. If you need it send me PM and I can email the drawing in PDF or DWG file that you could modify as needed for your own machine.
 

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I have basically the same led light may be a little smaller works very good except I get a shadow on the right side,I need a better articulated arm like the one you have would solve the problem.Some where down the road I'll have to make one.
 

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I really disliked the task light I added to my lathe when it was mounted to the splash guard. As the carriage moved, the light was never in the right place. I finally found a magnetic base high intensity lamp. I stick it on the far end of the cross slide and it shines right at the end of the tool and stays that way as the carriage moves about
 

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This is what I use. I have several. However I paid much less than what Amazon shows. magnetic base task light. Mag base task light on Amazon. I bought several about 8 or 9 years ago. I have one on the Lathe, Vertical Bandsaw and a tool chest. I think if I was going to buy another now, I would go with LED.
 

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Thank you...
 
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