Has anyone in here bought one of those Craftex brand metal lathes from BusyBee Tools in Ontario? I bought the model B2227L a few years back, and I'm having some bearing problems with it. First the two bearings at the pulley end of the drive spindle went, and shortly after I got them replaced, and started using the lathe again, the main spindle bearings (tapered needle type) started to fail. The spindle will now move roughly 3/16 inch laterally, and of course that is not a good thing. I doubt there is even 200 hours on it in total.
Anyone else experiencing the same problems?
I haven't priced out the main spindle bearings yet, and frankly I'm afraid to. The other ones were $16 CDN a pop, and there isn't much to them... :(
Bought the damn thing brand new on sale, and it sure doesn't seem like much of a bargain. Warranty is long since expired :(