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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2012, 04:36:46 PM »
Glad all went well!  Nice looking lathe too.
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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012, 08:25:54 PM »
How's the new lathe? Have you made any swarf with it yet :???:?

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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 09:23:16 PM »
BTW, with the forwards leadscrew spring cover on, you will not be able to do any close work with the faceplate, the toolpost will just not get close enough before the spring cover gets a mechanical lock, I had mine removed by the factory before delivery.

Also, the chip guard will not allow you to turn large items on the faceplate, as it gets in the way. They fitted me a much larger commercial guard that gives me plenty of clearance.

I did lots of little mechanical mods to mine, just to make things easier for me.

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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2012, 08:42:37 AM »
i'm still at the "sorting" stage.

Its taking a lot of restraint, but i'm taking my time to sort everything first!

The Sino manual account for a fair chunk of time yesterday!

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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2012, 03:43:52 PM »
Finally cut some metal!!

Had some issues with chuck (not being able to get soft jaws!! chester sent me a new chuck) and some other fettling and its great!!!

Still a few issues to sort, but its a fantastic lathe!!

screw cutting is easypeasy and parting off is knife through butter league!!!

still got plenty of jobs to sort out (readout for tailstock being one!)

can't find out what voltage and watts the light is, does anyone know?????

cheers Jim

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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2012, 03:49:07 PM »
Usus est optimum magister

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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2012, 03:57:41 PM »
Rotagrip do quite a good range of softjaws for the chucks on the imported lathes if you do need anymore, got mine from them

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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2012, 04:28:38 PM »
the size of the jaws on the chuck the lathe came with were a weird size!

 i'm going to make my own two piece jaws to two different designs.

looking forward to getting more done
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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2012, 09:30:16 AM »
MS,

I don't know what voltage the lamp is, but mine does have a mains converter on it, so I would suspect a max of 24volts but most probably 12volts.

I did do one crucial mod to mine, moving the lamp from the saddle (where it gets in the way) to mounting it atop the backsplash, meaning that because it doesn't now move with the saddle, all shadows and hilighted areas don't move, making machining a lot safer and easier.

John


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Re: Crusader lathe arrives!
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2012, 12:41:45 PM »

I did do one crucial mod to mine, moving the lamp from the saddle (where it gets in the way) to mounting it atop the backsplash, meaning that because it doesn't now move with the saddle, all shadows and hilighted areas don't move, making machining a lot safer and easier.

John

That's been done, thanks.

i'll get me volt meter on the lamp.

cheers Jim