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Discussion in 'PRECISION-MATTHEWS' started by rbjscott, May 4, 2015.
Thanks for the dimension.
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How are you liking the lathe, I love mine.
You bought a machine that is a professional level instead of the home shop stuff the rest of us have.
The real question: does it have a safety switch on a chip shield over the spindle?
To answer question. I like the lathe very well. It did not come with a chuck guard, I added one. I do not think a guard is mandate by OSHA. Part of my responsibilities as a supervisor for ExxonMobil was OSHA compliance. Chuck guard for manual machine never was question.
Good to see a picture of one of these machines. I have a 1640hd on the way and have been trying to find some good pictures of one. But it's only a few weeks away so the longest part of the wait is over. Great looking machine.
CM the PM 16X40HD looks to be a lot heaver machine than the 14X40Hd---nice machine.
I left my lathe electrically energized for a couple of days by accident. Will this hurt anything ? I don't think it should. Any comments?
I wouldn't want to make a habit of it but it want hurt anything aslong as there is no power surges/storms etc.
Not going to hurt a thing.
The only thing that is powered is the control power transformer (which may or may not buzz).
So essentially you just burned up 48 hours of its life expectancy.
You might want to ration it better in the future, since it probably will only last for another 350040 hours.... and it costs like $20...
I have another question. Can you use the emergency stop occasionally in an operation . I have some spring shapes to bend--one half round to make a hook shaped tool. I have never ran a machine with this type stop. Thanks once again
E-stop won't instantly stop the spindle. But using it hurts nothing.
The foot brake, on the other hand, is very effective. Essentially has a drum brake on the pulley that is driven from the motor, so it usually has a decent mechanical advantage and can stop the spindle almost instantly.
In the market for a lathe and this is one I am considering. Any comments or thoughts from the owners of the pm 1440 hd would be appreciated.