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  1. #1
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    Restart Lathe

    My lathe hasn't been run for several months.

    Any good advice on how to bring it back to life without damage ?

    Will appreciate any replies.

    A. Weldy

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    owners manual for lube points.
    do them all
    check all the oil levels
    rotate by hand in several gears.
    start and use one function at a time, watching for hiccups.
    i would not expect problems other than noise from belts. they have likely taken some
    "shape" and may be noisy till they flex for a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Shooter A View Post
    My lathe hasn't been run for several months.

    Any good advice on how to bring it back to life without damage ?

    Will appreciate any replies.

    A. Weldy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Shooter A View Post
    My lathe hasn't been run for several months.

    Any good advice on how to bring it back to life without damage ?

    Will appreciate any replies.

    A. Weldy
    Unless It's been setting out in the driveway, Just turn it on and push the start button. If it was properly cleaned and wiped down after the last use, just run it. Its not a helicopter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRA View Post
    Unless It's been setting out in the driveway, Just turn it on and push the start button. If it was properly cleaned and wiped down after the last use, just run it. Its not a helicopter.
    I tend to agree.

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    Thanks for the replies

    I plan on a thorough lube job and careful startup.

    A. Weldy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Shooter A View Post
    I plan on a thorough lube job and careful startup.

    A. Weldy
    You can't go wrong or cause damage by doing that. The need for doing that is entirely up to you.

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