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by SteveM
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Me and my Heavy Ten
Replies: 24
Views: 312

Re: Me and my Heavy Ten

You can buy replacement tubes on ebay to fix that closer.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Looking to buy a new Lathe need some advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Re: Looking to buy a new Lathe need some advice.

I wouldn't be so fast to write off used lathes - looks like you are looking at short work, and mild bed wear won't have hardly a measurable effect on your parts (you can prove that by doing the trigonometry, but it's late and I'm not up to it right now). You can find a used South Bend 9a with toolin...
by SteveM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Belt keeps falling off
Replies: 23
Views: 268

Re: Belt keeps falling off

wlw-19958 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Steve is correct.
Let my wife know, please.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Belt keeps falling off
Replies: 23
Views: 268

Re: Belt keeps falling off

Search ebay for 88504 comes up with more bearings than you will use in five lifetimes.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Belt keeps falling off
Replies: 23
Views: 268

Re: Belt keeps falling off

Those aren't any particularly precision bearings.

Any industrial supply house can probably get them for you.

There are probably numbers engraved on the sides of the races.

Steve
by SteveM
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Belt keeps falling off
Replies: 23
Views: 268

Re: Belt keeps falling off

Thru that hole in the cone pulley, there is an allen screw. There should be two of them. Those screws need to go into countersinks in the shaft - that's your confirmation that the cone pulley is in the correct place on the shaft. Not sure if the drive mechanism has an alignment adjustment. Also, run...
by SteveM
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Me and my Heavy Ten
Replies: 24
Views: 312

Re: Me and my Heavy Ten

What is broken on the collet closer?

Can you post pics showing the damage?

It's just a tube with a wheel at the end, so not much to go wrong.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Me and my Heavy Ten
Replies: 24
Views: 312

Re: Me and my Heavy Ten

Go out and get some lotto tickets, because this is your lucky day! A whole lot of people on this board are now officially jealous. It's a 1943, based on data here: http://www.wswells.com/serial_number.html BTW, Steve Wells' site is one of the best resource on the web for South Bend lathes. Yours is ...
by SteveM
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Me and my Heavy Ten
Replies: 24
Views: 312

Re: Me and my Heavy Ten

Check on the right - if there's a green checkmark, you are good. If there's a yellow caution side, your picture is too large. To resize your pictures, make a new folder on your machine and copy the pictures there. That way you still have the originals at full resolution. Open each file in Microsoft ...
by SteveM
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Me and my Heavy Ten
Replies: 24
Views: 312

Re: Me and my Heavy Ten

Oh, and unless it's trashed or stripped, $900 is a pretty good price for a heavy 10.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Me and my Heavy Ten
Replies: 24
Views: 312

Re: Me and my Heavy Ten

Welcome to the forum. First thing you should do is post your location. You can set it in your profile so it's on all your posts and guys like me won't keep asking you. There could be a forum member next door who is willing to help. Second - post some pictures so we know what you have. Also, let us k...
by SteveM
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Tools from China....
Replies: 27
Views: 1305

Re: Cheap Tools from China....

My criteria for quality vs price is: If it's an important tool, and one that I will use a lot, I will get the best one I can (although the cheapskate in me is still going to look for a bargain). My micrometers and most of my commonly used measuring tools are Starrett. My digital dial calipers are Mi...