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Grizzly G0462 Review

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 06:43 pmGrizzly G0462 The Grizzly G0462 wood lathe features a DRO that can swing 16 inches over the bed, a 2 HP motor, and a digital readout for spindle RPM. Change the speed between 600 and 2400 RPM. Changing speeds is easy with the shift-on-the-fly speed control lever,…

Central Machinery Lathe

Last updated on November 18th, 2022 at 11:13 amCentral machinery lathe The Central machinery lathe is for turning, counter facing, or making bushings, spindles, prototypes, or models. It comes with 18 threads, an automatic feed, and a chuck guard with a micro switch. The lathe is ideal for labs, workshops, engineering, and educational settings.  The…

How to turn a bowl on a lathe without a chuck

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 10:01 pmTurning a bowl on a lathe is a skill that every woodworker should have, but it can be challenging to learn. To get started, you’ll need a lathe, a bowl blank, and a toolholder (also called a chuck). Fortunately, the lathe comes with a built-in tool holder…

Delta wood lathes

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 06:46 pmDelta lathes The Delta lathe provides what you need to achieve your turning masterpiece. This powerful horsepower workhorse produces 1,750 rpm for enough torque and speed to handle even highly figured woods. You can slow it down to 250 rpm for your large creations. The reversible electronic…

How to use a drill chuck on a lathe

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 06:48 pmThe drill chuck has a morse taper shaft, which you push into the tailstock, locking it in position. The starting point for drilling with a center lathe is to use a countersink bit. It drills into the material and creates a starting point for other drills.  Attempting…

How to taper a dowel without a lathe

Last updated on November 18th, 2022 at 11:56 amHow do you taper without a lathe? How can we reduce diameter without a lathe? Grinder and handheld drill You can use this if you have a large amount of handheld precision. The main benefit of these tools is that both instruments can reach high rotation speeds….

How to sharpen carbide lathe tools

Last updated on November 18th, 2022 at 11:57 amCan you sharpen carbide turning tools? How do you sharpen carbide blades? Stand next to the grinder, ensuring that the fragments flying out don’t hurt people as the grinding happens. Keep your elbows clamped at the waist to reduce unnecessary vibrations during grinding.  Keep the turning tool…

What year is my Atlas lathe

Last updated on November 18th, 2022 at 11:57 amWhat year is my Atlas lathe? It is often difficult to identify the year of an Atlas lathe, given its vintage nature. This problem is common for consumers who purchase secondhand options of this product. Deciding whether it’s worth investing in will depend heavily on this factor….