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David Atherton 221/07/2020 13:58:25
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Hi, complete newbie here, I've just acquired a very old, but working lathe.

However I'm unable to remove the faceplate, it is completely stuck, and I can't find any means of locking the spindle.

The lathe is is a Woodwise PW15-50, any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.



Ron Davis28/07/2020 19:20:18
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There are vaious things you can try, could you post a picture of the lathe so we can see the problem better


Julian03/08/2020 20:53:03
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Hi David, welcome to the forum. Yes it is a bit quiet on here these days. You may find a way of locking the spindle under the belt cover on the headstock but if memory serves me this is a Poolwood mechanical variable speed lathe so be very careful of the pullies as they can break quite easily. Try some heat on the faceplate and soak it in WD40 for a few hours, it will come off but be careful when you persuade it. Julian

PS - a thin paper washer may stop it happening again

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