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post #1 of 7 Old 10-30-2019, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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my shopfox lathe is slowing down when i am turning i can press hard it i have gotten a new belt and pulleys any suggjestions on how to modify the belt and pulley to make it stronger
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What model is it?

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lack of power OR ......

You need to establish if the motor is lacking it's original power OR if the belt is slipping on the new pulleys. If the motor hangs down underneath and the weight applies tension to the belt, it may need a bungee to increase the tension or some anti-slip compound on the belt. If the motor has a fixed position then tighten the belt by loosening the mount bolts and sliding it away from the driven arbor.


If the motor itself is lacking power, then it may be time for a new one. A motor repair shop could determine that for you. It may just be a bad run capacitor, a much cheaper solution.



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What model is it?
it’s a W1836 12”x15”
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You need to establish if the motor is lacking it's original power OR if the belt is slipping on the new pulleys. If the motor hangs down underneath and the weight applies tension to the belt, it may need a bungee to increase the tension or some anti-slip compound on the belt. If the motor has a fixed position then tighten the belt by loosening the mount bolts and sliding it away from the driven arbor.


If the motor itself is lacking power, then it may be time for a new one. A motor repair shop could determine that for you. It may just be a bad run capacitor, a much cheaper solution.



https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...otor+for+power
I got new pulleyes and belt but the rubber on the pulley wears down fast the motor I cleaned and am getting new bushings. If I need to get a new lathe where is a good place to sell a lathe used
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If the rubber is wearing fast on the belts it would seem you might have the wrong belt width for the pulleys.

Don in Murfreesboro, TN.
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Are you following the instructions here:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/13...page=35#manual

If the belt is wearing excessively and you are losing power it seems the belt may be slipping, this could be a loose belt or your spindle is not rotating freely.

Did you replace belt and pulleys with original parts?

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