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Upgraded the lathe...

Posted by SasaniFab, Oct 5, 2020

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  1. SasaniFab

    SasaniFab Freelancer

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    I made the decision to upgrade my lathe from the southbend 10 inch I had as they are generally very basic. I found this locally and jumped on it. This particular model was made in 1988 , it’s a 13 inch x40 gear headed lathe with a 3hp 3phase motor. I can do metric and standard threading and it has auto feed. Getting it into my garage was terrifying as it weighs 1700 lbs. I still need to find myself a nice bridgeport .... Soon hopefully
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
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  2. 95REGF150

    95REGF150 Proven Member

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    Nice find. I got a 14X50 LeBlonde gear head in my shop. Used to have a south bend heavy 10. South bends are good lathes but man does that belt change get annoying. Especially if you use it a lot. You can never go back once you run one of these gear heads. Do you have 3 phase in your garage or are you running a VFD or rotary phase converter?
     

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  3. SasaniFab

    SasaniFab Freelancer

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    I have a 10hp American rotary phase convertor, I made the mistake of running a static convertor on my southbend. What a pile of shit
     

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  4. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Good stuff! My geared head lathe is about the same size.

    Something to consider for a shop without 3-phase; A replacement 1-phase motor is often cheaper than a good phase converter. Especially for these lower HP motors.
     

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  5. pagosa dsm

    pagosa dsm Proven Member

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    My new addition to my shop is a Jet 1336 lathe. I rebuilt it with new bearings and seals. Working much better than the Logan I had.
     

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  6. SasaniFab

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    I was going crazy with my southbend 10 , it had an old Pre nema 65 frame motor which they don’t make anymore , if u want one they Are stupid expensive in single phase. My new lathe has a 3 hp 3 phase.... I love 3 phase motors, so smooth
     

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