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    I also could just buy a phase converter for a 1.5 to 2hp 240v 3ph motor from 1ph 240v power input to 3ph 240v output just big enough to run the motor on this lathe And I relocate the drum switch for on/off power

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    can a lathe like a SB 14.5x36.5 be lifted up with a forklift by locating the forks under the bed straddeling the carriage but over or between the chip pan safely and no damage to the bed? Of course the motor end is heavier than the tailstock end and it will tip if not chained on the fork or strapped on the opposite end of the motor/gearbox end

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    Yes.

    We built ours on our car lift bench, head stock end one side and tail stock end other side.

    Made it easy to work on it.

    When finished fork lift under bed with 2x4 on forks to make less slippery and a strap around lathe to keep it from sliding off.

    Tail stock and carriage at end of travel for balance and forks as wide as they can go so pivot point at end of pedestal.

    You can add strap around fork and bed too for extra security.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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    yes that is the way I will lift mine Some people will use 2 lifting straps to lift a lathe with a forklift with the straps above the lathe like if u would do if u used a overhead crane/hoist but where would u attach the strap to on the motor/gearbox end? not many solid areas u can attach a strap to on that end I can see

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    The 1ph motor in my lathe is an old "General Electric Reversible Repulsion Induction Motor", 225 frame, Model number 5SCA225D27 (If that helps). I believe it to be original to the lathe.

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    this is a old ''U'' frame motor before nema motors came out Has different mounting bolt pattern than a nema frame motor used


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