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Old 07-11-2002, 10:43 AM   #16
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The lhs(also happens to b our local hudy distributor) that I bought the hudy lathe from recommends v-guides rather than bearing guides as bearing guides tends to hav more play in them after sometime. They told me that they hav experienced more consistent cuts fr v-guides than bearing guides overtime.
I think v-guides needs less maintenance n seems to last longer than bearing-guides, but both r gd when new.
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Old 07-11-2002, 11:26 AM   #17
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Kinoshita - that is exactly it! good call!
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Old 07-11-2002, 01:46 PM   #18
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I've got an Extreme lathe (made by Hudy), it's got the bearings but I've never had a problem with it. With a diamond bit it cuts very smooth, and will give a nice shiney cut every time. I paid $100 for it used, then the bit was like $60-$70.
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Old 07-11-2002, 05:19 PM   #19
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I'm going to get the "V" groove plates and see it my lathe starts cutting like it did when it was new. I still would like to know how to take these bearing out. Sunday is my relax day so if I have too much time on my hands I might start to mess with the lathe and have it in tiny pieces...LOL
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I've had my Hudy since late December, and have had no problems with the bearings, although it is still fairly new.



The only time it has had problems, is when the nut behind the controls got a little cut happy.
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Old 07-11-2002, 05:49 PM   #21
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STLN - there should be a screw that holds them in - on my Trinity lathe that's what it was. Just unscrew it (them) and the bearings should come out fairly easily.
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Old 07-11-2002, 09:05 PM   #22
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STLN - there should be a screw that holds them in - on my Trinity lathe that's what it was. Just unscrew it (them) and the bearings should come out fairly easily.
I'll look for the screw this weekend.
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Old 07-11-2002, 10:40 PM   #23
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They should be pretty obvious, they just come in perpendicular to the bearing face...When I got my Trinity I had to install them, Hudy's might be different...

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Old 07-18-2002, 04:57 PM   #24
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I brought the lathe and it works well but how do you determin what hight the tip shud be set at? Thanks Rick
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Old 07-18-2002, 05:53 PM   #25
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The cutting tip of the bit should be a few thousandths higher than the centerline of the comm. It can be tough to determine on some lathes, but one trick is to put an armature in the lathe and take a small piece of scrap lexan and hold it upright between the bit and the comm. Slowly run the bit towrd the comm until it just "pinches" the piece of lexan and see if the lexan is dead upright, or wants to lean toward or away from the comm. If the height of the bit is correct, it will lean slightly toward the comm, away from the bit.

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Old 07-22-2002, 03:51 AM   #26
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What's everyone using to power the comm lathe? battery pack? 4, 6 cell? Power supply?

I really don't want to use packs. Got any leads on a power supply that puts out 4 to 5v? Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2002, 04:44 AM   #27
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I'm using a 4cell pack
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Old 07-22-2002, 06:01 AM   #28
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Sydewynder: Turbo 35

Rick, go to the Hudy site, Hudy.net all the tech and instructions are on the site. I have a Hudy on order. Waiting for Serpent to come back from vacation. I have a few Hudy tools and Excellent tire truer. I have found all their parts to be top notch.
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4 cells on a 55T motor...
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Old 07-24-2002, 10:03 PM   #30
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I have a HUDY com lathe and was wondering what size the transmittion belt is?
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