Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lathe: Power Cable

I really dislike how the power cable goes through the motor cover and lathe bed to get to the control box. It means whenever I want to remove the motor cover I also need to remove the control box to disconnect the power cable. It makes much more sense to me to simply connect the power cable directly to the control box.

Power cable in place and bolted to the control box.

With the chip tray removed there was plenty of room to route the power cable under the lathe and to the bottom of the control box. I drilled a 1/2" hole and made a bracket out of aluminum which was riveted into place. The old cable hold down bracket was then used to bolt the cable to it.

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