Steve Bedair's
9 x 20 Lathe Site
Longview , Texas
      7 -2002
 Variable Speed 9 x 20 Lathe
 Harbor Freight Lathe


        After experiencing motor problems on my Harbor Freight 9 x 20 metal lathe I decided to replace the original 3/4 hp
    AC motor with a 2 hp. DC treadmill motor along with an electronic motor controller. No more changing belts to change the
    speed and the thin drive belt has been replaced with a 1/2" wide timing belt. With the motor and timing gear arrangement
    now used the lathe has a useable range from  60 to 1100 rpm's  at the spindle. I've included pictures along  with details
    and comments of the process.

Material List
DC Motor Controller Timing Gears & Belt Motor &
Gear Building
9 x 20 Project Page 9 x 20 Home

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