I have tore apart,and checked with ohm meter. I think motor is bad.
Thanks a bunch.Darren
I am looking at Penn State Ind. variable Speed Conversation Kit #TCLVSKIT. 1/2hp motor.
Do you any thoughts about doing this
I have thought about doing the same conversion for my Delta LA200 Midi Lathe. The main thing that has hung me up so far is the minimum RPM spec. 650 isn't slow enough for some of the things I would like to try. (Chasing threads, "cosmic" finishes, possibly elliptic turning, etc.)
Also, depending on the diameter of pieces you want to turn, the 1/2 HP spec may not provide enough "oomph" ... although that's probably not an issue for my 10" lathe.
Gayl, if you are talking about this conversion. https://www.pennstateind.com/store/TCLVSKIT.html.
Yes, I converted one of the schools Jet mini lathes with this. Quite simple conversion and depending on what pulley you put the belt on determines your slow to slowest rate and obviously using the different pulleys you can get quite the range of speeds. I was leery of it at first thinking it wasn't going to hold up, but it is our demonstration lathe and the advanced kids really like turning small bowls on it. We have had it for probably 5-6 years now. I would say go for it. It has held up with student daily use.
Yes it does,three steps.low,mid & high speed.