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post #1 of 5 Old 03-15-2010, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Reversing a Midi Lathe?

Does anyone know if there is a way of reversing a midi lathe? I'd like to be able to sand in both directions to deal with some reversing grain. Is there a reverse polarity switch or someting that could be used?

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Reversing a midi lathe

I have the instructions on PDF,but can't figure out how to post it here.If you will send me an email I'll try an send it to you.This is for a Jet,but I have a Ricon and the Ricon tech said it would work

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Thanks, Ken.

I'll send you an email. It's the Rikon mini I'm trying to reverse as well.

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Email sent,like I said I called Ricons tech support and they said it would work,but you may want to double check with an electritian to be safe.

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If it has a DC motor it can be reversed. All you have to do is swap the leads. To do it electrically you need a switch which I believe would be a double throw double pole but would have to make a sketch. You can do a google search and probably find the schematic for doing that. I think I've seen it.
If it's not a DC motor and wasn't designed to reverse then you can't do it with out changing the motor.
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