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Default Yates American J170?

dmreasons wrote:

The Yates American J170, in even fair condition, is worth $ 250.00.The
base supporting the head and tailstock can easily be detached, leaving
just three pieces to deal with. The banjo,toolrest and tailstock
support are not heavy. In removing the bed at the headstock you will
discover two locating pins that enable a perfect re-alignment of the
bed assembly and centerline adjustment. The quill in the tailstock
works in reverse of most lathes. Unless absolutley necessary, do not
remove the motor or variable sheave mechanism. The motors that
accompanied the J 170 were typically 1/2 HP three phase. One downside
is the spindle is 1 1/8" x 8 TPI, which is not real popular.

I have had, and modified three of these to date. If interested just
email me and I'll send some pics that show riser blocks and motor

hi i just got a used j170 it has a 3ph 1/2 hp motor and i don't have
three phase, from what i read the static ph converters reduce the hp by 1/3
is there and easy 1 ph motor i can put in this great old machine? what hp?
has anyone done this? it would be great if someone can rec.a replacement motor


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