Draper Woodturning Lathe

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Draper Woodturning Lathe

Postby thekarter » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:22 am

I have just changed my Record lathe for a Draper WTL95 lathe. The motor on the Record lathe was finned and the motor never got hot or even warm. The draper motor in contrast has a solid steel casing, there is a small plastic fan at one end but that does not stop the motor from getting quite hot - is that normal or could there be a problem?
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Re: Draper Woodturning Lathe

Postby 9fingers » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:32 am

The problem is the brand. Built down to a price. It will possibly be OK as motor wire is typically rated to 60 c operating temperature. The capacitor won't like running that hot so hopefully it is mounted externally and will be cooler. If it does fail ( motor will not start) it is cheap to replace.
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Re: Draper Woodturning Lathe

Postby thekarter » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:23 pm

9fingers wrote:The problem is the brand. Built down to a price. It will possibly be OK as motor wire is typically rated to 60 c operating temperature. The capacitor won't like running that hot so hopefully it is mounted externally and will be cooler. If it does fail ( motor will not start) it is cheap to replace.
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Thanks Bob
The capacitor is externally mounted. If the motor should fail then may be it will be possible to up-grade it.
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Re: Draper Woodturning Lathe

Postby 9fingers » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:31 pm

Possibly. Some lathe motors have bespoke shaft lengths which makes finding a replacement a challenge.

Finger crossed that it lasts anyway.

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