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South Bend 13" lathe horse power?

Discussion in 'SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS' started by chucksterock, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. chucksterock

    chucksterock United States Swarf Registered Member

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    I am looking for a South Bend 13" lathe and am currently trying to do my research to figure the good, the bad and the ugly about what's out there. One had the three phase motor changed out to single phase. It's listed as a 1 HP motor. That's when i realized I didn't know what size motor was standard or recommended for a 13" lathe. What's the answer? Side note I already have a rotary phase converter good to up to 3 hp so that isn't an issue.
     
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    7635tools United States Swarf Registered Member

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    My 13" south bend has
    1.5 hp 3 ph motor. It is the original motor.


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    Same on my 13" SB. Built Aug 12, 1966. 13x5 flame hardened bed. 1 1/2 hp 3 phase 60 cycle 230 volt 1800 rpm motor.
     
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    Must remember tho , the older motors hp was probably more like three hp. Compared to the 1 1/2 HP newer motors. Or at least they seem to be.
     

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