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1helios1
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« on: October 08, 2007, 07:56:39 pm »

recently a UNIMAT-3 has come into my possession. but i cant seem to get it to work correctly. when i bring the tool into cut, the chuck and its contents just stop spinning. im not experienced in using a lathe like this at all, and im wondering if anybody could help me.
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tattoomike68
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 09:02:08 pm »

I would guess that you have a loose belt or a bad motor. they are a light duty lathe but you should be able to make a cut with it.

You might ask some of the old boys here who own one.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/forumdisplay.php?f=3
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 09:07:45 pm »

I've never used one of these, but from what I've looked at online, It may be prudent to check your belt tension.  because if it's loose, the belt will slip as soon as the tool touches metal.

do you hear any noises when the chuck stops turning?  if you hear a squeak/screech noise, it may be a belt.  If you hear an electric humm/groan, you're exceeding the motor's torque output, and you should try backing off the tool slightly and coming back in with a lighter touch.

Now, if the chuck just stops before the tool is even touching the piece, you've got electrical gremlins the likes of which I can't fathom.

edit: what he said ^
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 11:08:02 pm »

i checked it and found i was the belt, thanks all
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 11:11:55 pm »

It might seem to be the belt, but I assure you it is a problem of a more irreparable nature.  I suggest you not waste your time trying to fix it or consulting other folks and give it directly to me.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 06:09:00 pm »

It might seem to be the belt, but I assure you it is a problem of a more irreparable nature.  I suggest you not waste your time trying to fix it or consulting other folks and give it directly to me.  Wink

That almost made me spit water onto myself (from laughing so much).
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007, 03:17:22 am »

It might seem to be the belt, but I assure you it is a problem of a more irreparable nature.  I suggest you not waste your time trying to fix it or consulting other folks and give it directly to me.  Wink

Jake, clearly you are suffering from aether inhilation, for it is customary for all lathe related transfers to be directed to those members with a "gunner" title.
Those over 1000 posts needn't be bothered with such trivialities...

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