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  1. OK, update... The lathe is in position and...

    OK, update... The lathe is in position and levelled, I have removed the three phase motor and fitted the single phase motor which came with the lathe. The mounting plate in the base of the lathe...
  2. The deed is done, lathe now sat in my workshop,...

    The deed is done, lathe now sat in my workshop, top off the gearbox for inspection and an oil change. It appears the holes for a clutch shaft are steady there with blanking plates sealing them off. ...
  3. There are many ways which could be used to add a...

    There are many ways which could be used to add a clutch but I don't really feel like embarking on re-engineering the lathe, I feel sure it can be used as Colchester intended. If for no other reason...
  4. OK, I have found and downloaded the manual for...

    OK, I have found and downloaded the manual for the VFD, 104 pages, not easy to read on my iPhone!

    It looks like I should be able to get the VFD to do what is required but I suspect programming may...
  5. I don’t do much with small shafts, one of the...

    I don’t do much with small shafts, one of the reasons why I want a larger lathe is for holding biggish irregular chunks of material in the four jaw chuck. I mentioned photography in my first post, I...
  6. I have tried to find the manual on-line without...

    I have tried to find the manual on-line without success as yet, I am sure the seller will have it and hand it over when I collect the lathe. The seller remarked that Drives Direct were very helpful...
  7. Thanks Peter, That I found hard to believe but...

    Thanks Peter,

    That I found hard to believe but I have confirmed what you said. The user manual refers to the ‘clutch’ lever on the apron controls. In fact it seems Colchester only fitted a...
  8. This is the exact same inverter… 3HP DIGITAL...

    This is the exact same inverter…

    3HP DIGITAL 240V to 415V 3 PHASE INVERTER CONVERTER for LATHE MILL DRILL SAW etc | eBay

    Robert
  9. Buying Colchester Student 1800 Lathe with start issues (electronic and mechanical) UK

    Hello, am new here, you seem a very knowledgable and helpful bunch! I have owned several lathes going back to the 1970's, mainly Colchester. I am now retired but not tired of 'doing stuff'!...
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