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Old July 6th 05, 04:06 PM
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Default Yates American J-170 lathe

Looking for someone that owns or maybe has used one of these lathes. I
have located a used one and would like a littl info before I drive to
take a loot at it.

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Old July 7th 05, 04:14 AM
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Is it like mine?
http://www.jamesriser.com/Magic/Maki...Lathe005sm.jpg

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Looking for someone that owns or maybe has used one of these lathes. I
have located a used one and would like a littl info before I drive to take
a loot at it.



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Old July 7th 05, 02:40 PM
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JAMES RISER wrote:
Is it like mine?
http://www.jamesriser.com/Magic/Maki...Lathe005sm.jpg

BINGO!!
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Old July 7th 05, 04:24 PM
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James,
I went to your home page, really neat turnings and metal spinning.
Martin

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Is it like mine?
http://www.jamesriser.com/Magic/Maki...Lathe005sm.jpg

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Looking for someone that owns or maybe has used one of these lathes. I
have located a used one and would like a littl info before I drive to

take
a loot at it.








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Old July 7th 05, 06:38 PM
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I love this old industrial lathe. It is heavy (650 pounds or so), solid,
and reliable. The variable speed works nicely. Mine is 3 phase; but a
different motor could easily be installed. I did have a spindle adapter
made to change the spindle to 1"-8. The original 1 1/8"-8 is a little
difficult to find fittings for. With a 1 1/8"-8 tap I can easily make my
own faceplates etc. as needed. Mine does not have the gap bed; but that is
not the type of turning I do - so I do not require more than 12" of swing.
These are nice machines that can take continuous work without falling apart.
What else do you need to know?
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JAMES RISER wrote:
Is it like mine?
http://www.jamesriser.com/Magic/Maki...Lathe005sm.jpg

BINGO!!



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Old July 7th 05, 06:41 PM
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Martin;
Thanks, I try.
Jim

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James,
I went to your home page, really neat turnings and metal spinning.
Martin

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Is it like mine?
http://www.jamesriser.com/Magic/Maki...Lathe005sm.jpg

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James P. Riser
Http://www.JamesRiser.com
"Kudzu" wrote in message
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Looking for someone that owns or maybe has used one of these lathes. I
have located a used one and would like a littl info before I drive to

take
a loot at it.








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Old July 8th 05, 01:09 AM
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You told me most of what I was wondering. One thing I have not gotten a
good answer on is what is it's lowest speed? I have heard/deduced that
around 700 rpms is typical for other j-line models. So does that sound
about right? I want something slower but otherwise I like what I am
hearing about this lathe.I will be turning lots of large unbalanced
blanks so slower speeds are essential.

The one I am looking at has a 3 phase motor and I am seriously
considering just adding a VF Drive to it. Program it for say 3 fixed
speeds on the motor and using the lathes variable speed control. Does
that sound feasible? Or would it be better to just go full electronic
speed control and skip the reves drive?

Once I get it in the shop and torn apart that will really help me decide.

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Old July 8th 05, 04:51 AM
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The manual indicates a speed range from 630-3450. This works well for me.
Most of my turnings are done at full speed. Putting a VFD along with the
current drive would work fine. Yes, I have the manual and parts diagrams
;-)
Jim

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You told me most of what I was wondering. One thing I have not gotten a
good answer on is what is it's lowest speed? I have heard/deduced that
around 700 rpms is typical for other j-line models. So does that sound
about right? I want something slower but otherwise I like what I am
hearing about this lathe.I will be turning lots of large unbalanced blanks
so slower speeds are essential.

The one I am looking at has a 3 phase motor and I am seriously considering
just adding a VF Drive to it. Program it for say 3 fixed speeds on the
motor and using the lathes variable speed control. Does that sound
feasible? Or would it be better to just go full electronic speed control
and skip the reves drive?

Once I get it in the shop and torn apart that will really help me decide.



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Old July 8th 05, 05:31 AM
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The one I am looking at has a 3 phase motor and I am seriously considering
just adding a VF Drive to it. Program it for say 3 fixed speeds on the
motor and using the lathes variable speed control. Does that sound
feasible? Or would it be better to just go full electronic speed control
and skip the reves drive?

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All electronic is OK if you have enough horse power. Otherwise, the Reeves
drive can give you additional torque at low RPMs. If the low end is in the
500-700 RPM range now, you can go that low mechanically, then drop down to
200-300 RPM with the VFD and still not lose turning torque.

Ken Moon
Webberville, TX.




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