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What will be the max speed for a lathe?

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3 hours ago, Watchup said:

What is the max rpm. these Lorch lathes can do without being damaged? I´ve just bought a sewing machine motor that can do 10 000 rpm. and need to know which belt drive diameter I shall use in order to get the right speed.

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If your cutting a balance staff with ~5mm blued steel, you are running it around 1500 max, the trick is to get a good foot pedal and adjust the speed accordingly to get the best cut from the metal. I have a boatload of videos on line where I use many different watchmakers lathes for many different reasons. Cheng this one out as I talk about a lot of techniques.



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