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by blekenbleu
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: HF 5980 - need wiring info for lathe motor
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

top-to-bottom

> I need to clarify though, with the order you've listed, > are you talking right to left (as in photo) > starting with where the marked ground lug is, or left to right? Not sure this any clarification, but I tried to indicate that the wire on the first line was for the marked ground point, so the s...
by blekenbleu
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: HF 5980 - need wiring info for lathe motor
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

HF 5980 motor wiring and manual

The manual is here:
http://www.harborfreight.com/manuals/5000-5999/5980.PDF

Notes made when replacing the lathe motor:

green ------- ||| (ground symbol)
brown -------
black --------
blue ---------
black tape --
by blekenbleu
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Grizzly GO 516 info , opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 3204

Re: Grizzly GO 516 info , opinions

Hello, would like info/opinions on this combo. can the carriage be used as power feed when milling ? I guess you know that this is basically an Seig C6 9.75x21 lathe with X2 mill head added. http://www.mini-lathe.com/C6_lathe/C6/c6.htm Since they have separate motors, there is little to preclude ru...
by blekenbleu
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New member..new hf5980 owner
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: New member..new hf5980 owner

Triggerman wrote: figured out how to lock the quill in a given position but not how to make the fine feed work.
Push/pull on the big chrome mushroom in the coarse feed hub.
by blekenbleu
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: rest

Hold on old bleu. I hope you know I'm just a garage type machinist and not really able to call myself that among many here. Fair enough, but I had not really thought about that bearing separator being hardened, much less using a hole saw in thick steel angle. It is just that it could work but be en...
by blekenbleu
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: HF 5980 Spindle Specs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9475

Re: HF 5980 Spindle Specs?

Does anyone know the specs for the HF 5980 spindle? Need to build / buy chuck adaptor. Measurement seems to be M42 X 2 (nearly) or 1 3/4 - 12 (nearly). Both seem pretty unusual. Yes, mine measures the same. Does anyone know a source for faceplates that fit? I assume that you are/were looking for a ...
by blekenbleu
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: HF 5980 steady follower
Replies: 2
Views: 1813

HF 5980 steady follower

Based on what I have read, steady rests have 3 arms and anchor to ways, while followers have 2 arms and anchor to saddles. I want to turn inside the ends of aluminum tubes around 6 inches long and 1.5 inch OD, using my tailstock-mounted boring bar. So far as I know, rests were not sold for the 5980....
by blekenbleu
Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 4 jaw chuck for HF 44142
Replies: 18
Views: 5775

Here's a update so maybe it can help the next guy . ShopTask got back to me and said they sell the adapter for $24.99 and the 4 Jaw chuck for $99.95. According to them the adapter fits the standard Chinese spindle mount and the standard Chinese 6" 4 jaw chuck. Thanks, that helped me somewhat. Littl...
by blekenbleu
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: welcome

I see the separater part loosely conforms to the rest you envision. I don't think it is a good choice. I did stuff like that and it doesn't work except like emergency. sigh The surface at least of these are Very hard and knarley to drill through. Shoot, here I was worrying about how to cut 2-inch r...
by blekenbleu
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Potential Changes Coming
Replies: 2
Views: 7006

change of address

I am grateful that you maintain such a fine website and appreciate that controlling subscriptions is necessary. For example, the porshe901 yahoo group was once useful for 911 owners of a certain vintage, but has been trashed. However, once a subscriber is vetted, being allowed to change their email ...
by blekenbleu
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Introduction

I have owned a 3-in-1 for over 10 years, only using the lathe and mostly for fabricating and adapting parts for my track car. Now, I want to turn inside tubing, so need a steady rest, but they do not appear to be available for 3-in-1s. I intend to fabricate the rest from an extra HF 3979 bearing sep...