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    Hey Calvin, Good to know, I was hoping...

    Hey Calvin,

    Good to know, I was hoping someone with some 1420 experience would chime in. Truth be told, most of the time I've been running it has been in pretty cold weather (in an unheated shop)...
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    It's definitely of substantial construction, the...

    It's definitely of substantial construction, the manual does say that the sight glass is intended to indicate flow through the headstock, not pressure. What's bugging me though is that it's just a...
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    Thanks John. As I've been using the lathe more,...

    Thanks John. As I've been using the lathe more, I've been noticing the flow (which is actually just a steady drip)seems to be increasing. I'm guessing that stuff is clogged up inside, but I think...
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    It does have a pressurized oil system (about...

    It does have a pressurized oil system (about 50psi) supplied to the headstock from an external oil pump that's belt driven off of the main motor. The steady drips I'm seeing would definitely indicate...
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    Are they all supposed to have one? Also John, do...

    Are they all supposed to have one? Also John, do you have any insight on what you're supposed to see in the sight glass while it's running?
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    My manual has a pretty good picture of what the...

    My manual has a pretty good picture of what the filter housing looks like and the plumbing for it, the manual also describes a lever that can be turned to clean the filter out. Mine doesn't have...
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    No.4 Oil Pressure and Flow

    Hey guys, couple questions about the oil system.

    My machine is up and running now, and the oil pressure gauge is reading at a shaky 45-50psi. Also, the oil sight glass takes a while to show any...
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