Hopefully I didn't miss a post about this when doing a search. I got this lathe for free so decided to see if it would work. The Reeves drive pulleys and shaft needed to be polished so they would move back and forth freely. I lubricated all the bearings. I made sure all the shafts turned freely with no slop and they did. I ran the motor with no load on it and it seemed to run well. So I put it back together and turned it on. It started turning with a sort of loud whine. And as I turned the speed up it slowed the motor down and when I got to 2000 it was really slow. When I backed off the speed control to r.p.m. s picked up and the whine almost went away. I put a round dowel on the lathe and with a scraper tool I was almost able to stop the machine. The Reeve speed control seems to be working well. The motor drive belt isn't slipping. Is the motor shot? Is there something else wrong? Is the thing worth saving? Do you need more info? I have read enough to know Sears doesn't support this machine any more. Thanks for reading!