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MANUAL MACHINES => Machine related electrical issues (not structural) => Topic started by: ddickey on June 12, 2019, 03:40:26 PM

Title: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: ddickey on June 12, 2019, 03:40:26 PM
Just a question.
What's normal for a lathe.  Start lever up for forward or down?.
Title: Re: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: Carpenter84 on June 12, 2019, 04:06:22 PM
Ooooh... The comfort in me wants to say down, but the risk management in me says up ..
It's always more comfortable to press down to start, but it's safer to be able to push down to stop.
Title: Re: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: ddickey on June 12, 2019, 04:33:31 PM
I was used to my old lathe as it was up. My new lathe is down. I asked another guy he said most lathes are down. Then I watch a video of a well know machinist and his was up. just thought I'd ask.
I know it makes no difference but was curious.
Title: Re: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: Carpenter84 on June 12, 2019, 08:28:05 PM
Are we talking clutches or rocker switches?
Title: Re: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: ddickey on June 12, 2019, 08:42:23 PM
Clutch
Title: Re: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: Carpenter84 on June 12, 2019, 08:49:01 PM
Ahhhh. Then I got nothin. No clutch on my lathe
Title: Re: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: f350ca on June 13, 2019, 08:07:41 AM
Mine with a clutch is down for forward and up for reverse.

Greg
Title: Re: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: ddickey on June 13, 2019, 08:20:18 AM
Okay that must be normal then
Thanks
Title: Re: Not Really an Issue but
Post by: 4GSR on June 13, 2019, 11:27:18 AM
All of the old lathes I ran in my past, down was on or forward, up was stop.  No reverse.  Generally had the reverse the motor to run backwards or the lathe did not have reverse!