Discussion for the Craftsman 10323180 Swing Lathe
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Question: Spur Center & Cup Center
Thank you very much for the info about the belt.I am going to mount the motor on a seperate piece of hinged lumber directly behind the headstock.t Hopefully it can easily be clamped/unclamped for tilting the motor when changing speeds. I still am not sure if the centers are #1 Morse tapers or #2. I would like to fully restore this lathe and want to replace the centers. If any one knows the correct size and where I can get them I would appreciate your input. I am new to wood turning and this old 9 inch swing craftsman is going to be what I learn on once I get it up and running. Anyone that has any info or advice about the restoration or operation of this model lathe is more than welcomed to comment. Thanks in advance for your help.
Question: V Belt
I have been lucky enough to find an old Craftsman 9" x 30" lathe in half decent shape. It just needs a little TLC. Is there a specific size or type belt I need to get and how do I set the correct tension in the belt? Is there a specific distance from the headstock required? I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me. Thanks.
Reply: V Belt
There is not much information on the 10323180 lathe the you have obtained. I don't know if the motor is on some type of a pivot that will create it's own tension or not. If not measure around the motor and spindle pulleys. Then try an automotive supplier for that size. I would think that the belt is a 4L cross section. 1/2 inch wide on top and 5/16 inch in depth.