• We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

Self-destructing Lathe

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

El Barto

👍
Joined
20 Nov 2016
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
45
Location
North Hampshire
Turning some chair legs yesterday one of the motor pulleys decided to spontaneously combust and now my lathe doesn't work.

Does anyone know where I can get a pulley set for a Draper WTL90?!



 

CHJ

Established Member
Joined
31 Dec 2004
Messages
20,130
Reaction score
73
Location
Cotswolds UK
Axminster used to have spares that could be persuaded to fit most clones of this drive.
Worth a call to see if they still stock them.
 

El Barto

👍
Joined
20 Nov 2016
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
45
Location
North Hampshire
Update: Axminster said that they wouldn't supply me with a spare part because I wasn't using an Axminster product. I will have to call back and hopefully get someone else and then say I'm using an Axminster lathe and se if that works.

Charnwood are out of stock until February. Argh!
 

El Barto

👍
Joined
20 Nov 2016
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
45
Location
North Hampshire
It's a right pain. I am making four stools for a shop (dunno why I said chair leg) and I want to get them out the door.
 

Sideways

Established Member
Joined
26 Dec 2017
Messages
1,308
Reaction score
219
Location
United Kingdom
The parts you want must be available. Our local men's shed had green Nu-tools and yellow Axminster perform versions of this. I'm sure it's a generic design badged in many differnt colours. One died and someone sourced a new cast 2 part pulley that I fitted.
The lesson I learnt from stripping it down is that you MUST periodically lube the spindle where the two sides of the alloy pulley slide. It's a questionable design to need to lube a spindle inside a pulley where oil is at risk of being spun out onto the pulley cheeks where the belt rides, but without oil, the variable speed mechanism eventually gets stiff and gums up.
Over lube it and you'll get a belt soaked in oil slipping on the pulley. I've seen that too.
Keep hunting - I'm sure you'll find the part you need.
 

Robbo3

Established Member
Joined
28 Jan 2012
Messages
2,187
Reaction score
313
Location
Oxfordshire
Axminster supplied pullys for my Draper WLT90 back in 2012
Headstock pully set for CCL CCBL 700205 700206 - Part CCLSPSET
Motor pully set for CCL CCBL 700205 700206 - Part CCLMPSET
 

El Barto

👍
Joined
20 Nov 2016
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
45
Location
North Hampshire
Thanks guys. I’m going to try and blag it with Axminster. It’s happened at a rather inconvenient time of year!!!
 

El Barto

👍
Joined
20 Nov 2016
Messages
1,106
Reaction score
45
Location
North Hampshire
New pulley ordered. I just told Axminster that I had a lathe of theirs that fitted the part number Robbo3 gave. Sorted, cost about £25.

Thanks all.
 

Abw

Member
Joined
30 Dec 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
Location
Devon
Spooky my lathe did exactly the same thing last week - just the other pulleys and Axminster said the same thing but then relented thankfully but having dismantled the pulleys I can’t get the second one off and can’t find any advice on line. I’ve undone the lower bolt but what else is holding the wheel on??!
 

CHJ

Established Member
Joined
31 Dec 2004
Messages
20,130
Reaction score
73
Location
Cotswolds UK
Abw":2o9g94i1 said:
Spooky my lathe did exactly the same thing last week - just the other pulleys and Axminster said the same thing but then relented thankfully but having dismantled the pulleys I can’t get the second one off and can’t find any advice on line. I’ve undone the lower bolt but what else is holding the wheel on??!
This thread of any use?
 

Abw

Member
Joined
30 Dec 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
Location
Devon
a bit of bodge and fix with a mallet... sounds like a plan!
 

Abw

Member
Joined
30 Dec 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
Location
Devon
With the help of a mallet I managed to get the second pulley off as the pulley wheel was well and truely jammed on and it appeared all was good however when I checked the spindle on the pulley is 25mm and the inside of the bearings it has to go into is 20. Everything else appears well though. Anyone got any ideas as to how I get round this? Can I get bearing that are the same externally and have larger gap internally?? Everything was going so well!☹
 
Top