I was looking at the Warco 918 and Chester DB10G as a potential buy (the
lathe has to be "benchtop" and these are the biggest that will go on my
bench!), but the lowest spindle speed is around 125rpm.
Putting variable speed control on would add I think £200 - £300 ish. I
wondered if anyone had got the spindle speed down using an "outboard"
countershaft arrangement and how much of an effort was it?
When variable speed is used what's happening at 20% of full speed in terms
of power available at the spindle, motor temperature under load etc?
17 years ago