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    Default Help w/ Warner Swasey #3

    We have a warner swasey #3 that bogs down quite a bit when you take a cut. Even with a small cut like .02 it loses umph. At low rpm, itll almost stop the chuck. Now ive ran these machines all my life. Seems like any ive run in the past have had power for days. Can anybody tell me whats going on?

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    If the clutch is not slipping, is there any chance it's a 440 volt machine running on 220?

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    Clutch doesnt sound like its slipping but i can look at that

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    Box on the back of the machine say 240. Cant see whats on the motor. Its plugged into 208. I dont know whats going on with it.

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    Did it ever work properly, or is this a new-to-you or recently moved machine?

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    A phase down?

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    Running in reverse with a dull tool. LOL
    Check your motor and or clutch! As others have stated.

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    Vee belts slipping/broken ?

    Regards Tyrone.

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    our #5 can hit .5 doc without bowing down. you definitely have a problem.

    is this a war machine? or is it a hydraulic machine made later on?

    This could be as easy as a dated piece of electrical gone bad or a clutch.

    You need to find out if the motor is slowing down when you take a cut.

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    Did you engage it fully? The amount of travel of the engagement arm is directly proportional to the amount of force on the clutch.

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    Of the top of my head voltage is roughly squared to hp on a induction motor, ie half the voltage, you quarter the delivered HP. A thick gear oil and a headstock full of gears will happily eat a couple of hp to start with too so it can have a surprisingly big effect even on a 10+hp machine

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    We just bought it at auction and it has been recently moved.

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    You need to check out the drive train then. Start with the motor and work your way through it.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    when bogging down does the main motor bog down? There are clutches at the feed levers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p4th4ss View Post
    We just bought it at auction and it has been recently moved.
    If it's a newer square head machine, you could have hydraulic problems. The best around for fixing W&S stuff is Gahr. They ain't cheap to have come in, but they know their stuff.
    Gahr Machine Company. - Home Page
    JR

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