Harbor Freight Tools 14 in. x 40 in. Lathe with 7 in. Sander Product manual

14” X 40” WOOD LATHE
WITH 7” SANDER
Model 67690
SET UP AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION .....................................................3
GROUNDING ..............................................................................................7
EXTENSION CORDS ..................................................................................7
SYMBOLOGY .............................................................................................8
SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................9
UNPACKING ...............................................................................................9
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS .....................................................................9
WORK AREA SET UP ...............................................................................11
DEFINITION OF TERMS ...........................................................................11
ADJUSTMENTS ........................................................................................12
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................15
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICING ...........................................................18
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.....................................18
TROUBLESHOOTING ..............................................................................19
PARTS LIST ..............................................................................................20
ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM .............................................................................21
WARRANTY INFORMATION ....................................................................22
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SAVE THIS MANUAL
NOTICE is used to
address practices
not related to personal injury.
Keep this manual for the safety
warnings and precautions, assembly,
operating, inspection, maintenance and
cleaning procedures. Write the product’s
serial number in the back of the manual
(or month and year of purchase if product
has no number). Keep this manual and the
receipt in a safe and dry place for future
reference.
CAUTION, without
the safety alert
symbol, is used to address
practices not related to
personal injury.
General Power Tool Safety
Warnings
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION
WARNING Read all safety
warnings and instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and
instructions for future reference.
The term ″power tool″ in the
warnings refers to your mainsoperated (corded) power tool.
In this manual, on the labeling,
and all other information
provided with this product:
This is the safety alert
symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal
injury hazards. Obey all
safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid
possible injury or death.
1.
a.Keep work area clean and well
lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite
accidents.
DANGER indicates
a hazardous
situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
b.Do not operate power tools in
explosive atmospheres, such as in
the presence of flammable liquids,
gases or dust. Power tools create
sparks which may ignite the dust or
fumes.
WARNING
indicates a
hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION, used
with the safety
alert symbol, indicates a
hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in
minor or moderate injury.
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Work area safety
c.Keep children and bystanders
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose
control.
2.
Electrical safety
a.Power tool plugs must match the
outlet. Never modify the plug in
any way. Do not use any adapter
plugs with grounded power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching
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c.Remove any adjusting key or
wrench before turning the power
tool on. A wrench or a key left
attached to a rotating part of the
power tool may result in personal
injury.
outlets will reduce risk of electric
shock.
b.Avoid body contact with grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
ranges and refrigerators. There is
an increased risk of electric shock if
your body is grounded.
d.Do not overreach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
This enables better control of the
power tool in unexpected situations.
c.Do not expose power tools to rain
or wet conditions. Water entering
a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d.Do not abuse the cord. Never
use the cord to unplug the power
tool. Keep cord away from heat,
oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
e.If operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) protected supply. Use of
a GFCI reduces the risk of electric
shock.
3.
Personal safety
a.Stay alert, watch what you are
doing and use common sense
when operating a power tool. Do
not use a power tool while you
are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A
moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious
personal injury.
b.Use safety equipment. Always
wear ANSI-approved eye
protection. Safety equipment such
as NIOSH-approved dust mask/
respirator, full face shield, heavy-duty
work gloves, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection used
for appropriate conditions will reduce
personal injuries.
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e.Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. Keep your
hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes,
jewelry or long hair can be caught in
moving parts.
4.
Power tool use and care
a.Do not force the power tool. Use
the correct power tool for your
application. The correct power tool
will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was designed.
b.Do not use the power tool if the
switch does not turn it on and
off. Any power tool that cannot
be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
c.Disconnect the plug from the
power source before making
any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting
the power tool accidentally.
d.Store idle power tools out of
the reach of children and do not
allow persons unfamiliar with the
power tool or these instructions
to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
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e.Maintain power tools. Check
for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts
and any other condition that may
affect the power tool’s operation.
If damaged, have the power
tool repaired before use. Many
accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f.Keep cutting tools sharp and
clean. Properly maintained cutting
tools with sharp cutting edges are
less likely to bind and are easier to
control.
g.Use the power tool and its
accessories in accordance with
these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions
and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations
different from those intended could
result in a hazardous situation.
5.
Service
a.Have your power tool serviced by
a qualified repair person using
only identical replacement parts.
This will ensure that the safety of the
power tool is maintained.
Lathe Safety Warnings
1.
Maintain labels and nameplates on
the Lathe. These carry important
safety information. If unreadable or
missing, contact Harbor Freight Tools
for a replacement.
2.
Do not run the Lathe without its
covers and guards in place.
3.
Tighten all locks before operating.
4.
Do not mount a split workpiece.
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5.
Use the lowest speed when starting a
new workpiece.
6.
Always stop the Lathe at its slowest
speed. If the Lathe is run so fast
that it vibrates, there is a risk that
the workpiece will be thrown or the
cutting tool jerked from your hands.
7.
Always rotate the workpiece by hand
before turning on the Lathe. If the
workpiece strikes the tool rest, it
could split and be thrown out of the
Lathe.
8.
Do not allow cutting tools to bite into
the workpiece. The wood could be
split or thrown from the Lathe.
9.
Always position the tool rest above
the centerline of the Lathe when
shaping a piece of stock.
10. Before attaching a workpiece to
the faceplate, always rough it out
to make it as round as possible.
This minimizes the vibrations while
the piece is being turned. Always
fasten the workpiece securely to the
faceplate. Failure to do so could
result in the workpiece being thrown
away from the Lathe.
11. Remove all loose knots in the
workpiece before mounting between
the centers or on the faceplate.
12. Position your hands so they will not
slip onto the workpiece when the
Lathe is running.
13. Use a brush or compressed air to
remove wood shavings; never your
hands. The wood shavings will be
sharp.
14. The cutting tool must always be tight
within the tool post or chuck and
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adjusted to limit projection from the
post. This will reduce the possibility
of the tool breaking or bending.
15. Avoid unintentional starting. Prepare
to begin work before turning on the
tool.
16. Do not reach across the Lathe while it
is running.
17. Industrial applications must follow
OSHA guidelines.
18. Do not use the Lathe if it is offbalance, or the workpiece is not
properly centered.
19. Only feed workpiece into a cutting
tool against the direction of rotation.
The workpiece must always be
rotating toward you.
20. Do not leave the tool unattended
when it is plugged into an electrical
outlet. Turn off the tool, and unplug
it from its electrical outlet before
leaving.
21. This product is not a toy. Keep it out
of reach of children.
22. People with pacemakers should
consult their physician(s) before
use. Electromagnetic fields in close
proximity to heart pacemaker could
cause pacemaker interference or
pacemaker failure. In addition,
people with pacemakers should:
• Avoid operating alone.
• Do not use with power switch locked
on.
• Properly maintain and inspect to
avoid electrical shock.
• Any power cord must be properly
grounded. Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) should also be
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implemented – it prevents sustained
electrical shock.
23. Some dust created by power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling,
and other construction activities,
contains chemicals known [to the
State of California] to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints
• Crystalline silica from bricks and
cement or other masonry products
• Arsenic and chromium from
chemically treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures
varies, depending on how often you
do this type of work. To reduce your
exposure to these chemicals: work in
a well ventilated area, and work with
approved safety equipment, such as
those dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic
particles. (California Health & Safety
Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
24. The warnings, precautions,
and instructions discussed in
this instruction manual cannot
cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. It must
be understood by the operator that
common sense and caution are
factors which cannot be built into this
product, but must be supplied by the
operator.
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INSTRUCTIONS.
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GROUNDING
TO PREVENT
ELECTRIC SHOCK
AND DEATH FROM
INCORRECT GROUNDING
WIRE CONNECTION:
Check with a qualified
electrician if you are in doubt
as to whether the outlet is
properly grounded. Do not
modify the power cord plug
provided with the tool. Never
remove the grounding prong
from the plug. Do not use the
tool if the power cord or plug
is damaged. If damaged, have
it repaired by a service facility
before use. If the plug will not
fit the outlet, have a proper
outlet installed by a qualified
electrician.
of electric shock. (See 3-Prong Plug
and Outlet.)
2.
The grounding prong in the plug is
connected through the green wire
inside the cord to the grounding
system in the tool. The green wire
in the cord must be the only wire
connected to the tool’s grounding
system and must never be attached
to an electrically “live” terminal. (See
3-Prong Plug and Outlet.)
3.
The tool must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet, properly installed
and grounded in accordance with all
codes and ordinances. The plug and
outlet should look like those in the
preceding illustration. (See 3-Prong
Plug and Outlet.)
EXTENSION CORDS
Grounded Tools: Tools with Three
1. Grounded tools require a three wire
Prong Plugs
extension cord. Double Insulated
tools can use either a two or three
wire extension cord.
This product
uses a
3-prong plug.
2.
As the distance from the supply
outlet increases, you must use a
heavier gauge extension cord. Using
extension cords with inadequately
sized wire causes a serious drop in
voltage, resulting in loss of power and
possible tool damage.
(See Table A.) The smaller the
gauge number of the wire, the
greater the capacity of the cord. For
example, a 14 gauge cord can carry
a higher current than a 16 gauge
cord. (See Table A.)
3.
When using more than one extension
cord to make up the total length,
make sure each cord contains at
3-Prong Plug and Outlet
1.
Tools marked with “Grounding
Required” have a three wire cord
and three prong grounding plug.
The plug must be connected to a
properly grounded outlet. If the tool
should electrically malfunction or
break down, grounding provides a
low resistance path to carry electricity
away from the user, reducing the risk
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4.
5.
least the minimum wire size required.
(See Table A.)
SYMBOLOGY
If you are using one extension cord
for more than one tool, add the
nameplate amperes and use the sum
to determine the required minimum
cord size. (See Table A.)
Double Insulated
If you are using an extension cord
outdoors, make sure it is marked with
the suffix “W-A” (“W” in Canada) to
indicate it is acceptable for outdoor
use.
6.
Make sure the extension cord is
properly wired and in good electrical
condition. Always replace a damaged
extension cord or have it repaired by
a qualified electrician before using it.
7.
Protect the extension cords from
sharp objects, excessive heat, and
damp or wet areas.
Canadian Standards Association
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
V~
A
Volts Alternating Current
Amperes
No Load Revolutions per Minute
n0 xxxx/min. (RPM)
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE
GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS*
(110 VOLT)
(at full load)
50’
75’
100’
150’
EXTENSION CORD
LENGTH
25’
NAMEPLATE
AMPERES
0 – 2.0
18
18
18
18
16
2.1 – 3.4
18
18
18
16
14
3.5 – 5.0
18
18
16
14
12
5.1 – 7.0
18
16
14
12
12
7.1 – 12.0
18
14
12
10
-
12.1 – 16.0
14
12
10
-
-
16.1 – 20.0
12
10
-
-
-
TABLE A
* Based on limiting the line
voltage drop to five volts at
150% of the rated amperes.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical
Requirements
TO PREVENT
SERIOUS INJURY
FROM ACCIDENTAL
OPERATION:
Turn the Power Switch (14) of
the Lathe to its “OFF”
position and unplug the tool
from its electrical outlet
before assembling or making
any adjustments.
120 V~ / 60 Hz / 1.8 A
Maximum Stock
40” Long, 14” Diameter
Length/Diameter
Lathe Type
Wood Cutting Turning
Motor
1/2 HP @ 1800 RPM
Operating
Speeds (4)
930 RPM
1500 RPM
2050 RPM
2500 RPM
Swing Over Bed
13-13/16”
Tail Stock
Quill Travel
3-1/8”
Tool Rest Width
11-7/8”
Drive Method
Belt & Pulley
Belt Type
Rubber V-type 8-510
Worktable
7-3/8” W x 4-7/8” Deep
Power Cord
(E21210 & 215550)
1 PAWG/3C 105°C STT
Accessories
Miter Gauge (Qty. 1)
Spanner Wrench (27mm) (Qty. 1)
Sanding Disc
(Qty 3, 60, 80 and 100 grit)
UNPACKING
When unpacking, check to make sure
that the item is intact and undamaged. If
any parts are missing or broken, please
call Harbor Freight Tools at the number
shown on the cover of this manual as soon
as possible.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Note: For additional information regarding
the parts listed in the following pages,
refer to the Assembly Diagram near
the end of this manual.
NOTE: This Lathe requires partial
assembly.
1.
To attach the Faceplate (9) to the
Main Spindle (2), loosen the Drive
Center (8) and remove it from the
Spindle. Do this by using the Spanner
(70) to hold Main Spindle in place.
Then use a wrench (not included) to
loosen and remove the Drive Center.
See Figure 1, below.
Main
Spindle
(2)
Drive
Center
(8)
Spanner (70)
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SAFETY INFORMATION section
at the beginning of this manual
including all text under
subheadings therein before set
up or use of this product.
Figure 1
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2.
Once Drive Center is removed,
thread Faceplate onto Main Spindle
and hand-tighten only. See Figure 2.
4.
Spindle (2)
To install Work Table (36), slide Table
Bracket (39) into slot on the belt
housing. Then use Set Screw and
Hex Wrench to fasten the Bracket.
See Figure 4.
Hex
Wrench
(71)
Set Screw
(55)
Table
Bracket
(39)
Faceplate
(9)
Work
Table
(36)
Lock
Screw
(38)
Figure 2
3.
To attach Sanding Disc (34), align
flat Set Screw (55) at the back of
Sanding Disc with the flat face of
Spindle and then slide Disc over
Spindle. Then use Hex Wrench (71)
to tighten Set Screw. See Figure 3,
below.
Hex
Wrench
(71)
Sanding
Disc
(34)
Figure 4
5.
Use the Lock Screw (38) to secure
Table Angle Gauge (37) to the Work
Table. See Figure 4.
6.
Once the Work Table is secured, set
the Miter Gauge (43) onto the Work
Table by sliding the Miter Gauge
Slider (46) into the groove on the
Work Table. See Figure 5, below.
Work
Table
(36)
Set
Screw
(55)
Miter
Gauge
Slider
(46)
Miter
Gauge
(43)
Figure 3
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Figure 5
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7.
8.
1.
2.
3.
To install Tail Stock (24), set Tail
Stock on far end of Lathe with Hand
Wheel facing away from Head Stock.
Set Bottom Plate (18) under Tail
Stock and below Lathe. Slide Lock
Screw through Tail Stock and Bottom
Plate and secure using Nut (30).
To install Tool Rest, set Tool Rest
Holder (20) on middle of Lathe. Set
Bottom Plate under Tool Rest Holder
and below Lathe. Slide Lock Screw
through Tool Rest Holder and Bottom
Plate and secure using Nut (30).
WORK AREA SET UP
Lathe will need to be located on
surface capable of bearing combined
weight of Lathe and intended
workpieces. The surface must be
able to withstand vibration generated
by the Lathe during operation.
Lathe must be flat, level and easily
cleanable or the Lathe will not rotate
properly and may become damaged.
The unpainted surfaces are coated
with a waxy oil to protect them from
corrosion during shipment. Remove
coating with solvent cleaner or citrusbased degreaser. Avoid chlorinebased solvents.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Bed: (1) Main supporting casting
running the length of the lathe
Between Centers: A dimension
representing the max. length of
a workpiece that can be turned
between Drive Center (8) and Tail
Center (27). Also a method of
holding a workpiece by mounting it
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between centers of the Headstock
and the Tail Stock spindles.
Center (8, 27): A precision ground
tapered cylinder with pointed tip
and Morse Taper shaft. Used in Tail
Stock (Tail Center) to support end
of long workpieces. May be used in
Headstock spindle to support work
between centers at both ends.
Centerline: An imaginary line
extending from center of Spindle
through center of Tail Stock ram,
representing central axis of Lathe
around which the work rotates.
Tool Rest Holder (20): Movable
platform where Tool Rest is mounted;
it can be set at an angle to the
workpiece (also known as compound
slide and compound rest).
Face Plate (9): A metal plate with
a flat face-mounted spindle to hold
irregularly shaped work.
Facing: A lathe operation in which
wood is removed from the end of a
workpiece to create a smooth surface.
Head Stock (31): The main casting
mounted on the left end of the Bed
where the Spindle is mounted.
Houses the Spindle Gears.
Morse Taper (MT): A taper of
specific dimensions used to mate
matching male and female parts
together tightly. The Tail Stock has a
MT-2 Morse Taper.
Spindle (2): Rotating shaft on which
the Face Plate is mounted. It passes
through the Headstock.
Swing: A dimension representing
largest diameter workpiece a lathe
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can rotate. The 14” x 40” Lathe
2.
means max. size workpiece diameter
that can rotate without hitting Bed is
4” (6-11/16’) in diameter.
Locate desired speed on Speed Chart
on inside of Belt Cover. See Figure 7.
FIGURE 7
Tail Stock (24): Assembly that slides
along the Bed and can be locked in
place. Used to hold long workpieces
in place or to mount a drill chuck.
DRIVE
PULLEY
(10)
Tail Stock Hand Wheel (29): Moves
the Tail Stock in and out.
2500
2050
1500
Tool Rest (21): A device mounted on
compound that holds the cutting tool.
Turning: A lathe operation that
removes material from the workpiece.
MOTOR
PULLEY
(12)
Ways: Surface along the top of
the Bed on which the Tail Stock
rides. The ways are aligned with the
centerline of the lathe.
ADJUSTMENTS
To Adjust The Spindle Speed (RPM):
To prevent injury, make sure Power Switch
(14) is in its “OFF” position and machine
is unplugged from its electrical outlet.
1.
930
3.
Use a hex socket to loosen Bolts (47)
above and below the Motor Pulley.
This will allow you to slide the Pulley
upward or downward and adjust the
Drive Belt (11) by hand. See Figure 8.
FIGURE 8
Open Belt Cover (32) by releasing
latch at top. Then use screwdriver
(not included) to remove Screws (51)
on side of Belt Cover. See Figure 6.
Belt
Cover
(32)
DRIVE
BELT
(12)
Figure 6
MOTOR
PULLEY
(12)
BOLT
(47)
Screws
(51)
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4.
To Adjust The Tail Stock:
Move the Drive Belt to the proper
grooves on the Drive Pulley (10) and
1. Use the Spanner to loosen the Lock
Motor Pulley (12). Make sure that
Screw (19) under the Tail Stock (24).
1/2” of Drive Belt deflection is meaThen slide Tail Stock to the desired
sured, as shown in Figure 9 below.
position. See Figure 11, below.
FIGURE 9
Tail Stock
(24)
DRIVE
PULLEY
(10)
1/2”
DEFLECTION
Lock
Screw (19)
DRIVE
BELT
(11)
Figure 11
MOTOR
PULLEY
(12)
5.
6.
Replace the Belt Cover, snap the
latch on, and use the Screws to secure the Cover back into place.
2.
Use Spanner to tighten Lock Screw,
securing Tail Stock in place.
To Adjust The Tool Rest:
1.
Refer to the Recommended Turning
Speeds Chart below during use. See
Figure 10.
Use the Spanner to loosen the Lock
Screw (19) under Tool Rest Holder
(20). Slide Tool Rest Holder to desired
position. See Figure 12, below.
Tool Rest
(21)
Figure 12
FIGURE 10
Recommended Turning Speeds
Max Work
Diameter In Inches
Speeds (RPM)
2”
2200~3200
3”
1600~2200
4”
1100~1600
5”
750~1100
6”+
750
Note: The above speeds can vary with different
types of wood and the skill of the operator.
Sanding: Use the fastest speed possible without
burning the wood.
Polishing and Finishing: Typically, polishing and
finishing can be done at faster speeds than turning.
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Lock
Screw (19)
Tool Rest
Lock Knob
(23)
Tool Rest
Holder (20)
2.
Use Spanner to tighten Lock Screw,
securing Tool Rest Holder in place.
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To adjust Tool Rest (21), loosen Tool The Power Switch Safety Switch:
Rest Lock Knob (23) and swivel
Tool Rest as needed. The Tool Rest 1. The Lathe features a yellow Safety
Switch on the Power Switch (14) to
should be 1/8” above the center-line
prevent unauthorized use. See Figure
of the workpiece. Then tighten Tool
14, below. To turn the Lathe on, first
Rest Lock Knob.
plug the Power Cord (15) into the
nearest 120 volt, grounded, electrical
To Remove The Tail Center (27):
outlet.
1. Loosen the Lock Screw (19) below
Power
the Tail Stock approximately half a
Switch (14)
turn counterclockwise. See Figure
13, below.
3.
Tail Stock
(24)
Hand Wheel (29)
Tail
Screw
(25)
Tail
Center
(27)
Tail Nut
(26)
Lock
Screw (19)
Figure 13
2.
Safety
Switch
Figure 14
Rotate the Hand Wheel (29)
2.
counterclockwise until the Tail Screw
(25) bottoms out, causing the Tail
Center (27) to be forced off of the Tail
Screw.
Insert the Safety Switch into the Power
Switch. Move the Power Switch to the
“ON” position. To turn the Lathe off,
move the Power Switch to the “OFF”
position.
3. WARNING! The Tail Stock must
3.
always be locked in place while
the Lathe is in use. The workpiece
can be thrown from the Lathe if
this step is not followed. The Tail
Screw should not protrude from the
Tail Stock more than 2” or the Tail
Axis will not be supported enough.
Failure to follow these warnings may
result in personal injury.
To lock the Power Switch in the “OFF”
position, remove the Safety Switch and
store it in a safe location away from
children and unauthorized personnel.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
6.
With the Power Switch in its “OFF”
position and the Lathe unplugged
from its electrical outlet, make
all necessary adjustments to the
machine as previously discussed.
FIGURE 17
To set up a spindle turning operation,
mark both ends of the workpiece by
drawing diagonal lines from corner
to corner. The intersection point of
these two lines will indicate the center
of the workpiece. See Figure 15.
FIGURE 15
HEAD STOCK
DRIVE
CENTER
(8)
1/4”
PENCIL LINES
MARKED DIAGONALLY
ACROSS CORNERS
WORKPIECE
3.
Use a wood mallet and punch to tap
the point of the center of the workpiece so that it leaves a center mark.
4.
Use a 1/8” drill bit to drill a hole 3/16”
deep at the center mark on the workpiece.
5.
Cut the corners off the workpiece if it
is over 2” x 2” to make turning safer
and easier. See Figure 16, below.
WORKPIECE
7.
Retract Tail Stock until only an inch
of Tail Screw is protruding from Tail
Stock. Measure combined length
of wood stock and Headstock Drive
Center. Loosen Screw (19) and set
distance between the Tail Center and
Spindle to a slightly wider distance
than the above measured value.
8.
Raise the wood stock up and thread
the Head Stock Drive Center onto the
Spindle. Turn Hand Wheel (29) until
pointed end of Tail Center is wedged
into the pre-punched end of the wood
stock and end of the wood stock rests
against the face of the Tail Center.
Secure the Tail Stock then while
holding the Hand Wheel, tighten
the Tail Nut (26) with a wrench.
WARNING! Do not overtighten.
9.
With the workpiece still attached,
mount the Headstock Drive Center
onto the Main Spindle (2).
FIGURE 16
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Use a wood mallet to drive the Headstock Drive Center into the center of
the workpiece at least 1/4” deep. See
Figure 17, below.
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10. Position Tool Rest (21) approximately
1/4” away from workpiece and
approximately 1/8” above center line.
11. Make sure to test the set-up by handturning the workpiece to ensure there
is enough clearance all the way
around before starting.
12. WARNING! Do not press workpiece
too firmly with Tail Stock or the
bearings will bind and overheat.
Also, do not leave the workpiece too
loose or the workpiece will spin off
the Lathe.
13. To set up faceplate turning operation,
remove Drive Center from Spindle.
a piece of scrap wood cube with two
flat and parallel opposite faces.
18. Identify and mark center of block.
19. Drill a 1/4” diameter hole through the
center of the backing block.
20. Glue the center of the backing block
to the center of the workpiece. See
Figure 19, below.
FIGURE 19
BACKING
BLOCK
14. Find center of the workpiece in the
same way as when spindle turning.
15. Cut off the corners of the workpiece.
16. Center Faceplate on workpiece and
attach it through Faceplate mounting
holes with non-tapered head wood
screws. See Figure 18, below.
USE
ONLY
NON-TAPERED
WOOD SCREWS
DO NOT USE
TAPERED HEAD
SCREWS
21. Clamp the backing block to the workpiece, and wait for the glue to dry
according to the glue manufacturer’s
recommendation. See Figure 19.
22. Thread Faceplate onto Headstock
Spindle and tighten. See Figure 20.
FACEPLATE
(9)
FACEPLATE TURNING PROCEDURE
FIGURE 18
NOTE: Faceplate turning is typically
done with open-faced workpieces like
bowls. If screws cannot be placed
in the workpiece, then a backing
block can be glued to the workpiece
and attached to the Faceplate with
screws.
17. To mount the workpiece to a backing
block, make the backing block from
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FIGURE 20
23. After turning, the workpiece can be
sanded and finished before removing
it from the Lathe.
24.IMPORTANT: Whenever sanding
or finishing, remove the Tool Rest to
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increase safety and gain adequate
working room.
Other Wood Turning Rules to Follow:
1.
Check where the speed is set before
turning on the Lathe. Speed is a
critical parameter in turning.
2.
Don’t let the tool touch the wood until
after it is on the Tool Rest. If you do,
the tool will slap down on the Tool
Rest, resulting in possible injury to
you or damage to the work piece.
3.
Rub the bevel of cutting tools. The
bevel is the reference for cutting
tools.
4.
The only part of the tool that touches
the work piece is that which is in
contact with the Tool Rest.
5.
Always cut down grain.
6.
Spin work to ensure clearance with
Tool Rest.
7.
Keep forward hand in contact with the
Tool Rest.
8.
Keep tools sharp.
9.
Stop the Lathe to change Tool Rest
positions.
Attaching / Removing Sanding Paper
(35):
1.
Disconnect Lathe from power source.
2.
To attach or remove Sanding Paper
from Sanding Disc, first remove the
Work Table assembly. To do so,
loosen Set Screw (55) and pull the
Table Bracket (39) away from the
housing.
3.
Peel about 3” of the paper backing
and fold it back on the sanding paper.
Position the opposite end of the
Sanding Paper against the edge of
the Disc (keeping the glued section
away from the Sanding Disc). Lower
the peeled face of the sanding paper
against the Disc and press lightly
to adhere. Tilt the top of the paper
away, gently peel off the remaining
backing paper, and press the sanding
paper against the disc. Position a flat
board against the sanding paper and
apply pressure (see sanding paper
manufacturers recommendations) to
properly adhere.
4.
To remove a damaged or worn
sanding paper, simply peel the
adhered paper. Soaking the Sanding
Paper with rubbing alcohol may
speed up the peeling application.
Prior to attaching a new sand paper,
always make sure that the surface of
the Sanding Disc is clean and free
of glue residue. If required, wipe with
paint thinner. Use in a well-ventilated
area and avoid inhaling the fumes.
5.
Reattach the Work Table, following
step 1 above in reverse order.
10. Scrapers must be flat on the Tool
Rest with the handle higher than the
contact point with the work.
11. Do not sand with the Tool Rest in
place. Get it well out of the way
before operation.
12. Stop and check when anything feels
or sounds wrong.
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MAINTENANCE AND
SERVICING
Procedures not specifically
explained in this manual
must be performed only by a
qualified technician.
TO PREVENT
SERIOUS INJURY
FROM ACCIDENTAL
OPERATION:
Turn the Power Switch (14) of
the Lathe to its “OFF”
position and unplug the
machine from its electrical
outlet before performing any
inspection, maintenance, or
cleaning procedures.
1.
5.
WARNING! If the Power Cord of
this Lathe is damaged, it must be
replaced only by a qualified service
technician.
PLEASE READ THE
FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE
MANUFACTURER
AND/OR
DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE
PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL
ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER
OR
DISTRIBUTOR
MAKES
ANY
REPRESENTATION
OR
WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE
OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY
REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE
TO PREVENT SERIOUS
OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY
INJURY FROM MACHINE
PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE
FAILURE:
MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR
Do not use damaged
EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS
equipment. If abnormal noise AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD
or vibration occurs, have the BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND
problem corrected before
LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY
further use.
THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL
RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF
BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the
HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL
general condition of the Lathe.
Check for loose screws, misalignment PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR
or binding of moving parts, cracked
HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT
or broken parts, damaged electrical
PARTS THERETO.
wiring, and any other condition that
may affect its safe operation.
2.
AFTER USE, clean external surfaces
of the tool with clean cloth.
3.
DAILY, lubricate all external moving
parts with ISO 68 or SAE 20W oil.
4.
Lubricate the Tailstock oiling point
every five uses, or once per week if
used frequently.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Quality of cut is poor.
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
4. Lathe speed too slow.
1. Sharpen or replace cutting tool.
2. Use a lighter touch.
3. Lower cutting tool to max.
1/8” above the center line of
workpiece.
4. Increase lathe speed.
Excessive vibration when turning
thin workpieces.
1. Cutting tool is positioned below
workpiece center line.
2. Cutting too aggressively.
1. Raise cutting tool to center line
of workpiece.
2. Use a lighter touch.
Excessive vibration when turning
larger workpieces or bowls.
1. Headstock and/or tailstock
improperly located at ends of
workpiece.
2. Workpiece is unbalanced.
1. Check for proper workpiece
centers.
1. Cord not connected into
electrical outlet.
2. Blown fuse or tripped circuit
breaker.
3. Electrical outlet not working or is
of wrong voltage.
1. Connect to electrical outlet.
1. Damaged or faulty power switch
and/or internal wiring.
1. Unplug the lathe from its
electrical outlet immediately.
Do not operate lathe until it is
repaired by a qualified service
technician.
Lathe will not turn on.
Lathe will not turn off.
1. Cutting tool is dull.
2. Cutting too aggressively.
3. Cutting tool is too far above
workpiece center line.
2. Trim stock until workpiece is
more balanced.
2. Replace fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
3. Make sure lathe is plugged into
a working, 120 volt, grounded,
electrical outlet.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the Lathe.
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PARTS LIST
Part #
Description
Qty.
31
Head Stock
1
1
Bed
1
32
Belt Cover
1
2
Spindle
1
33
Center Shaft
1
3
Bearing Mount (Left)
1
34
Disc
1
4
Ball Bearing (6203)
1
35
Sanding Paper
1
5
C-Ring (R40)
1
36
Work Table
1
6
Bearing Mount (Right)
1
37
Table Angle Gauge
1
7
Ball Bearing (6204)
1
38
Lock Screw
1
8
Drive Center
1
39
Table Bracket
1
9
Face Plate
1
40
Pointer
1
10
Drive Pulley
1
41
Set Block
1
11
Belt (8x510)
1
42
Rod
1
12
Motor Pulley
1
43
Miter Gauge
1
13
Motor
1
44
Miter Gauge Lock Knob
1
14
Power Switch
1
45
Bolt (M8x10)
8
Switch Fixed Board
1
46
Miter Gauge Slider
1
15
Power Cord
1
47
Bolt (M8x10)
4
16
Strain Relief
1
48
Head Stock
1
17
Lock Washer
2
49
Bolt (M8x10)
1
18
Bottom Plate
2
50
Screw (M4x8)
2
19
Lock Screw
2
51
Screw (M5x10)
8
20
Tool Rest Holder
1
52
Set Screw (M8x8)
2
21
Tool Rest and Shaft
1
53
Washer (Ø8)
7
22
Pointer
1
54
Set Screw (M8x8)
1
23
Tool Rest Shaft Lock Knob
1
55
Set Screw (M8x10)
2
24
Tail Stock
1
57
Washer (Ø5)
7
25
Tail Screw
1
65
Nut (M12)
1
26
Tail Nut
1
68
Set Screw (M8x10)
1
27
Tail Center
1
69
Pan Head Screw (M4x6)
1
28
Ball Bearing (6201z)
1
70
Spanner
1
29
Hand Wheel
1
71
Hex Wrench (not shown)
2
30
Nut (M18)
2
72
End Caps
2
14-1
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51
40
51
10
51
16.1
72
52
ASSEMBLY DiAgrAM
DIAGRAM
31
50
50
20
18
30
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90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality
and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free
from defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date of
purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly, to misuse,
abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in
no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent,
special or consequential damages arising from the use of our product. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY
IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with
transportation charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may elect to refund the purchase
price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect
resulted from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost
of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
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Note:Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are not available individually as
replacement parts.
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