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Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Lurker » 31 Mar 2023, 14:01

I have had a delta lathe for about 20 years and it has served me well.
This morning it lost power, I sort of straight away guessed that it was the drive. Fortunately it had just stuck and I soon got it functioning again, and a squirt or three of silicon spray has got it running smoothly again.
Entirely my fault due to lack of maintenance :oops:
One of the drive plates has a chunk missing, it’s been like that for years; it doesn’t effect the running although I imagine it doesn’t do the belt much good, but I have spares and they are as cheap as chips (not that chips are cheap these days :shock:).
Does anyone know of any other brand that is basically the same but differently badged. I thought I might keep my eye out for some spares.
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Re: Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Cabinetman » 31 Mar 2023, 14:32

Is that the same Delta as is prevalent here in the US?
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Re: Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Pete Maddex » 31 Mar 2023, 15:25

Isen't the axminster one the same? I am sure people have said get the parts from them.

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Re: Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Woodster » 31 Mar 2023, 15:47

Many people seem to buy Charnwood Reeves Drive spares.

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Re: Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Lurker » 31 Mar 2023, 15:49

Cabinetman wrote:Is that the same Delta as is prevalent here in the US?


I believe so.
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Re: Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Lurker » 31 Mar 2023, 15:51

Woodster wrote:Many people seem to buy Charnwood Reeves Drive spares.

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Cheers,
They are just up the road from me.
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Re: Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Lurker » 31 Mar 2023, 15:52

Pete Maddex wrote:Isen't the axminster one the same? I am sure people have said get the parts from them.

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Re: Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Woodster » 01 Apr 2023, 14:12

Pete Maddex wrote:Isen't the axminster one the same? I am sure people have said get the parts from them.

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At some point Axminster were unable to supply spares and folks on social media were saying they were getting spares from Charnwood for their machines. ;)
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Re: Delta lathe - reeves drive

Postby Lurker » 24 Aug 2023, 09:57

Just footnote to this incase it helps someone in the future.

The cracked part (on the motor shaft) demolished itself earlier in the week.
So I checked with Charnwood tools that theirs were the right dimensions (received very prompt replies to my emails) and they had stock.
They are only 9 miles away fortunately, so I popped over, bought the parts and fitted them with minimal swearing. The lathe is 20 years old and this is the first repair that has been needed.
Parts are exactly the same.
I am aware that Charnwood has a reputation, but I have never found them anything but very helpful and friendly.
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