Originally Posted by uniwersel
Arizona, moved into town not too long ago. Neftaly hit in on the head however, not very familiar with the machinery side of things, mostly electronics. Sorry for any misinformation, saw the thread and popped my head in.
Nice. When it cools off a little I'll drag you to the field.
Originally Posted by Steadian
Hey everybody, weddin is in the rearview so now I can start saving for some machines
let the stupid questions commence..... So first I want to get a manual lathe. Just to pick your brains here I'll start by saying I want to be able to do barrel boring for myself and freinds, bolts possibly (Plastic and aluminum will be mostly what this thing will see), and threading. In my current situation I cannot see 220v but in the hopefully nearish future after I get a house I am building a shop with 220 so is there something I can get for now then swap out or will 115 be good enough for what I want to do? I would also like to dabble in stainless and mild steel but not necessary. Second bout of silly questions, what is the advantage of 3 phase and what is it for (its always confused me :s )? and third question is a collet system worthwhile to me or should just a 3 jaw chuck suffice?
thanks in advance
I have seen some setups that can run both 110/220 and picked up on a few things. At 110, your amps usage will be double. Many 110 machines I have seen are in 20A circuitbreaker blowing range if you turn anything else on.
Check out the spindle bore and make sure it will fit the barrels. If I had to guess, 1" and above would work, but I'd look for something slightly larger than an even 1".
A chuck will be fine. Collets are nice in a quickchange/production setting, but not at a hobby pace.