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Serial Number Modelandserial numbermaybefound underbeltguard . Youshouldrecordbothber modelandserialnum in asafeplacefor futureuse . _ CRRFTSMRN 12 - iNCH CAUTION : WOOD - TURNING LA THE Read GENERAL and ADDITIONAL SAFETY o assembly INSTRUCTIONS carefully ® operating • repair parts Sold by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , IL . 60684 UoS . A . Part No . 70017 Printed h ' _ U . SA .
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CRAFTSMAN WOOD TURNING LATHE ] i f within one year from the date of purchase , th s Craftsman Wood Turning Lathe fa Is due to a defect in ] material or workmanship , SearsWill repair it , free of charge , Warranty service is available by simply contacting the nearest Sears store or Service Center throughout the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , an ( ] you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . BSC 41 - 3 SEARS TOWER CHICAGO , IL , 60684 GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR POWER TOOLS 13 . SECURE WORK 1 . KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL use clamp5 or a vise [ o _ o _ o . vof _ wneP , o _ actical Jt's Read the owner's manual careful V . Learn tsapphcatlon and lim = tations as well as the specifc potential hazards safer than using your nan _ q t _ ees _ om llanos [ c ooe _ dte too pecul = ar to this tool . 2 , GROUND ALL TOOLS 14 . DON'T OVERREACH Keepp _ oper footing ano balance at a t _ mes This tool is equipped with an approved 3 - conductor cord and a 3 - prong grounpm3 type plug to fit the prooer 15 . MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE grounding type receptacle . The green conductor in the Keen tools shard ano c _ ean for nest and safest oe _ form - cord is the grounding wire . Never connect tne green wire ante . Follow mstructlo [ ls for lubricating ano changing to a live terminal . accessories . 3 . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE 16 . DISCONNECT TOOLS n worKing oroer , and in proper adj Jstment and align . ment . before serv ; cmg ; when changing accessories such as blades , o _ ts . cutters , etc . 4 . REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES 17 . AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING Form habit of checkmg to see mat keys and aejustmg wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on . Make sure switch s 7 " OFF " oosition before mugging in . 5 . KEEP WO RK AREA CLEAN Cluttered areas and benches = nvlte accidents Floor 18 . USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES must not be shppery due to wax or sawdust . Consult the owner's manure for recommended accessories . Follow toe nstruct = ons that accomoanv the accessories . 6 . AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT The use of improper accessor = es may cause hazards . Don t use power tools in damp or wet locations or ex - pose them to rain . Keep work area well lighted _ Provide 19 . NEVER STAND ON TOOL adequate surrounding work sp _ ce . Serious injury COUlO occur if tne too [ is tipped or if the 7 , KEEP CHILDREN AWAY cutting tool is accidentally contacted . All visitors should be kept a safe distance from WOrK area Do not store matenals above or near me tOOl such mat t is necessary to stand on the tool to reach them . 8 . MAKE WORKSHOP KID - PROOF 20 . CHECK DAMAGED PARTS = Wlttl padlocks , master switches , or bv removing starter keys . Before further use of the tool . a guaro or other cart mat s damaged should be carefully checked to ensure that it 9 . DON'T FORCE TOOL will ooerate properly and perform _ ts ntendep function . It wdl do the job better and safer at the rate for which Check for ahgnment of moving parts , Oinolng of moving it was designed parts , breakage of parts , mounting , ano any otner con - ditions that may affect ts ooerat _ on . , _ guata or other 10 . USE RIGHT TOOL Dart That _ s damageo should be orooerly reoalreG or Don't force tool or attachment 1o eo a job _ t was not replaced designed for . 21 . DIRECTION OF FEED 11 . WEAR PROPER APPAREL Feed work into a blade or cutter against the dl _ ection of Do not wear loose clothir _ J , gloves , neckties or jewelry rotation of the blade or cutter omv _ ( rings , wristwatches ) to get caught m moving carts . NONSLIP footwear is recommended . Wear proteetwe 22 . NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING hair covering to contain long hair Roll long sleeves UNATTENDED above the elbow . Turn power off . Don't leave tOOl until ! t comes to . _ 12 . USE SAFETY GOGGLES ( Head Protection ) complete stop . Wear safety goggles ( must comply with ANS Z87 . 1 ) at all times . Also , use face or dust mask if cutting oper ation is dusty , and ear protectors ( plugs or muffs ) durin _ extended periods of operation . 2
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h . Remove all loose knots before installing work - Safety is a Combination of operator common sense and piece between centers or on the face plate . alertness at all times when the Lathe is being used . WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , DO i . Never leave the Lathe work area with the power NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE YOUR LATHE on before the Lathe has come to a complete stop , or without removing and storing the switch key . UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED AND INSTALLED ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUC - j . Never operate the Lathe with protective cover on TIONS . . . AND UNTIL YOU HAVE READ the unused shaft end of the motor removed , AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING : 7 . Hang your turning tools on the wall toward the tail - PAGE stock end of the Lathe . Do not lay them on the bench 1 . General Safety Instructions for Power Tools . . 2 so that you must reach over the revolving workpiece to select them , 2 . Getting to Know Your Lathe . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3 . Basic Lathe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 8 , Keep firm hold and control of the turning tool at all times . Special caution must be exercised when knots 4 . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 or voids are exposed to the turning tool . 5 . The Lathe and motor must be bolted down to a stand 9 , Note the following DANGER label which appears on or workbench for stability . the front of the belt _ J _ rd . 6 . Protection : Eyes , Hands , Face , Ears , Body a , Wear safety gogglesthat comply with ANS Z87 . 1 - DANGER t968 , and a face shield if operation is dusty . FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY : Wear ear plugs or muffs during extended periods I REAO AND UNDERSTAND " _ HE OWNER'S ft'ANUAL BEFORE O _ ER of operation . ATING THIS MACHINE 2 % 15AR FACE SHIELD AND OR SAF E b , When turning between centers or on the face plate , TY GOGGLES always rough - out " out of round " workpieces at 3 DO NOT WEAR GLOVES NECK slow speed . Running the Lathe too fast , so that it TIES OR LOOSE CLOTHING vibrates , could cause the workpiece to be thrown 4 BE POSIT } VE ALL LOCKS ARE TIGHT BEFORE OPERATING , MAC from the Lathe . . . or the turning tool to be HINE jerked from your hands . 5 TURN WORKPIECE BY HAND BE FORE APPLYING POWER TO DE TERMINE IT CLEARS THE TOOL C . Always revolve the workplace by hand before REST OR OTNERMACHIN £ PARTS turning on the motor , tf the workplece strikes the 6 ROUGH OUT FACEPLATE WORK tool rest , it could split and be thrown out of the PIECES BEFORE INSTALLING ON FACEPLATETOAVOIDEXCESSIVE Lathe . VIBRATION AND POSSIBLE IN JURY d . Do not allow the turning tool to " bite " into the 7 ALWAYSUSE LOWESTSPEEDWHEN workpiece which could result in splitting of the STARTING A NEW WORKPIECE , FACEPLA _ ' E OR BETWEEN CEN workpiece or the workpiece being thrown from TERS . TO M _ Ntt2 _ ZE POTENTIAL INJURY the Lathe . Always position the tool rest above the centedine of the Lathe for spindle turning , Do not apply the turning tool to the workpiece below the 10 . Think Safety level of the tool rest . 11 , Complete hand sending of between - centers or face e . Do not run the Lathe in the wrong direction , This plate mounted workpieces BEFORE removing from could cause the turning tool to be thrown from the lathe , NEVER attempt to remount a face plate your hands . The Lathe must run in a direction so turning to the face plate for any reason . NEVER that the workpiece turns toward you . attempt to remount a between - centers turning if the original centers in the turning have been a { tered or Before attaching a workpiece to the face plate removed , Be Positive the lathe is set at the lowest always " rough it out " to as " true round " as pos - speed if remounting a between - centers turning with sible . This will minimize vibration while turning . non - altered original centers . Always fasten the workpiece securely to the face 12 . Use extra caution in mounting a between - centers plate , turning to the faceplate or a faceplate turning to be - tween - centers for subsequent operations . BE POSI - Failure to perform these set - up operations could TIVE the lathe is set at the lowest speed before turn - cause the workpiece to be thrown from the Lathe . ing ON . g . Avoid awkward hand positions , where a sudden 13 . NEVER attempt to turn on the facep ! ate or be . _ , _ een - slip could cause a hand to move into the work - centers a workpiece which contains any cracks or piece . loose knots , 3
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• • • • addlhonai safety mstruchons for wood turning lathes WARNING : THE FOUR STEP LATHE AND WARNING : DO NOT ALLOW FAMILIARITY MOTOR PULLEYS FURNISHED ARE DE - ( GAINED FROM FREQUENT USE OF YOUR SIGNED TO RUN THE LATHE AT THE COR - MACHINE ) TO BECOME COMMONPLACE . RECT SPEEDS WHEN USED WITH A 1725 ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT A CARELESS R . P . M . MOTOR . DO NOT USE A 3450 R . P . M . FRACTION OF A SECOND IS SUFFICIENT TO MOTOR TO INCREASE THE SPEED BECAUSE INFLICT SEVER INJURY . IT COULD BE DANGEROUS . gVEAR YOUR The operation of anv power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eves , which can result in severe eve damage . Always wear safety goggles complying with ANSI Z87 . 1 ( shown on Package ) before commencing power too _ operation . Safetv Goggles are available at Sears retail or catalog stores , 4
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This power tool is equipped with a 3 * conductor cord and This Lathe is designed to use a 1725 RPM motor only . Do grounding type plug which has a grounding prong , approved not use any motor that runs faster than 1725 RPM , It is by Underwriters ' Laboratories and the Canadian * Standards wired for operation on 110 - 120 volts , 60 Hz . , alternating current . IT MUST NOT BE CONVERTED TO OPERATE Association . " Tile ground conductor has a green jacket and ON 230 VOLTS . EVEN THOUGH SOME OF THE RE - is attached to the tool housing at one end and to the ground COMMENDED MOTORSARE DUAL VOLTAGE . prong in the _ ttachment plug at the other end . This plug requires a mating 3 - conductor grounded type THESE MOTORS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO RE outlet as shown . ACCEPTABLE FOR USE ON THIS TOOL , If the outlet you are planning to use for this power tool is HP RPM VOLTS CATALOG NO . of the two prong b / pe DO NOT REMOVE OR ALTER 1 / 3 1725 110 - 120 1250 THE GROUNDING PRONG IN ANY MANNER . Use an 1 / 2 1725 110 - 120 1254 adapter as shown and always connect the grounding lug to known ground . 1 / 2 1725 110 - 120 1255 It is recommended that you have a qualified electrician replace the TWO ploI _ g outlet with a proper ! y grounded CAUTION : Do not use blower or washing machine motors THREE pro _ g o , _ iet , or any motor with an automatic reset overload protector as their use may be hazardous . An adapter as shown below is available for connecting plugs to 2 - prong receptacles . The green grounding lug extending CONNECTING TO POWER SOURCE OUTLET from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground such as to a properly grounded outlet box . This machine must be grounded while in use to protect the operator from electric shock . GROUNDING LUG MAKE SURE " flits tS Plug power cord into a 110 - 120V properly grounded type CONNECTED TO A I outlet protected by a 15 - amp . time delay or Circuit - Saver KNOWNGROlJ _ ! _ ii / ' , , ADAPTER fuse or circuit breaker . If VOU are not usre that your outlet is properly grounded , have it check by a qualified electrician . WARNING : DO NOT PERMIT FINGERSTO TOUCH THE 2 - PRONG RECEPTACLE . . . . . . . . . " . - _ TERMINALS OF PLUGS WHEN INSTALLING OR RE - MOVING THE PLUG TO OR FROM THE OUTLET . WARNING : IF NOT PROPERLY GROUNDED THIS NOTE : The ada ! . _ ter illustrated is for use only if you already POWER TOOL CAN INCUR THE POTENTIAL HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK . PARTICULARLY WHEN USED have a properly grounded 2 - prong receptacle . Adapter is not allowed ir _ Canada by the Canadian Electrical Code . IN DAMP LOCATIONS IN PROXIMITY TO PLUMBING . IF AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK OCCURS THERE IS THE The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of POTENTIAL OF A SECONDARY HAZARD SUCH AS YOUR HANDS CONTACTING THE CUTTING TOOL . power . To keep this to a minimum and to prevent over - heating and motor burn - out , use the table below to deter - mine the minimum wire size ( A . W . G , ) extension cord . Use If power cord is worn or cut , or damaged in any way , have only 3 wire extet / sion cords which have 3 - prong grounding it replaced immediately . type plugs aqd 3 - pole receptacles which accept the tools plug . If your unit is for use on less than 150 volts it has a plug that looks like below . Extension Cord Length Wire Size A . W . G . Upto 100 Ft . 16 100 - 200 Ft . 14 3 - - PRONG 200 - 400 Ft , 10 PLUG PROPERLY J CHECK MOTOR ROTATION GROUNDED I / n ui \ / WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , MAKE SURE PLUG IS NOT CONNECTED TO POWER SOURCE OUT - OUTLET . , , , , . . . ! LET . WHEN CHANGING MOTOR ROTATION . / _ UJ I GROUNDING PRONG The motor must rotate CLOCKWISE when viewed from the shaft enC o which you wilt mount the pulley . ( See page 12 } . If b does not , change the direction according to the instructions furnished with the motor . 5
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ontents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 On - off switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Spur center and cup center ( aligning centers ) . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tailstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Speed chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 BASIC LATHE OPERATIOIk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Check motor rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR WOOD LATHE . . . . . . . . . 13 Changing speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Belt guard lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Spindle turning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Index pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Indexing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Spindle lock hole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tool rest lock . . " . . . . . . . . . , . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 LUBRICATIOI _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tool rest base lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Handwheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 REPAIR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Tailstock ram lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 TOOLS NEEDED = ' - ' = ` - ' = . ' . " ' . " . ' - Separate all parts from packing materials and check each one with the " Table ol Loose Parts " to make certain all _ tems are accounted for , before discarding any packin £ material , 3 / 8 - inch wrench If any parts are missing , ao not attempt to assemDle th _ Screwdriver ( medium ) lathe plug in zne power cord or turn the switcn on until tn ( mtssing oarta are obtained and are nstalled correctly Using a 7 16 " wrench , remove the wood blocks attached to the Lathe . Save the nuts . bolts and washers , you will need for attaching the Lathe to the bench . 7 / 16 - inch wrench Framing square Remove the protective oil that is applied to the bed . Usa any ordinary household type grease anc spot remover , Your lethe is shipped complete in one carton [ without CAUTION : Never use gasoline , naptha or similar motor , or bench ) . The V - Belt and motor pulley are " furnished . highly volatile solvents , Apply a coat of automobile wax to the bed . Wipe all parts thoroughly with a clean dry cloth . 3 Key Table of Loose Parts Qty , Key Table of Loose Parts Qty . No . No . Lockwasher Ext . Tooth No . 10 . . . . . . . . 4 Motor Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Key , Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Belt , ' Vee 1 / 2x37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ! Clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 Wood Turning Lathe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 Owner a Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bolt Rd Hd . Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 . . . . 4 Washer 17 / 64 LD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 Belt Guard Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Nut Hex 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6 PlasticBag , Part No . 70018 - Containing . . . 1 Screw Pan Hd . Ty . A No . 8 x 1 / 2 . . . . . . 4 WWrreenncchh , , HHeex × 53 / / 3126 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 7 6 " Tool Rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 Booklet How to Operate Yeur Craftsman Lathe , 1 Screw , Type 23 Pan 10 - 32 x 3 / 8 . . . . . . . 4 6
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assembly CAUTION : The spur center and cup center con - tain very sharp points . To prevent the possibility of injuring yourself while setting up the Lathe , be sure to remove them before proceding . Insert a 1 / 4 " wood dowel or brass rod through the hole in the spindle and tailstock ram . Hold the center with one hand and tap the dowel or rod with a hammer . , CUP MTER TAILSTOCK FOOT t MOUNTING LATHE AND MOTOR ON RECOMMENDED CRAFTSMAN BENCH NOT SUPPLIED IN CANADA J 1 . Drill six 3 / 8 " holes in your bench . Make sure the top 14 5 / 8 " of vour bench is centered on the tegsso that you don't drill into the short rail underneath , HOLES FOR LATHE \ " _ - - - - _ , I \ I , [ 6,3 / 16 LOCA'I'ION 0 ; * # _ OUFFfU ' _ G HC _ L _ ; . S
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assembly NOTE : To attach your Lathe to the bench , use the bolts , nuts and washer you removed when unpacking . BED 2 . Position Lathe on bench and nsert two bolts tthroughs . holes in headstock but do not screw on the nu PARALLELTO EDGE OF BENCH 3 . Position the Lathe so that the bed is parallel to the / front of the bench . Check the foot . If the bottom of the foot is not laying flat on the surface of the bench , loosen the screw in the foot , tap the screw to loosen the Iocknut inside . Turn the foot and tighten the screw . 4 . Mark the location on the bench of the hole in foot , 5 . Remove the Lathe and drill a 3 / 8 " hole to attach the foot . 6 . Position the Lathe and insert the bolts from the toP . Placea flat washer , a Iockwasher and a nut on the bolts and tighten the nuts . 7 . Position the motor over the holes . NOTE : When using FOOl a Craftsman double shaft motor , make sure the 5 / 8 " dia . shaft is to the left when facing the front of the Lath _ 8 . Find four 1 / 4 " - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 " ' carriagebolts , flat washers and nuts from among the loose pans . 9 . Insert the bolts from the top . Place a flat washer and a nut on the bolts but do not tighten the nuts at this time , / 10 . Remove the pulley using the 5 / 32 " setscrew wrench . 11 . Find four pan head thread cutting screws 3 / 8 " long and four Iockwashers from among the loose parts , Attach the belt guard with these screws and Iockwashers . © B "
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/ / 12 . Replace the Lathe pulley . Position it so that the end of the pulley is ftush with the end of the lathe spindle . t3 . Place the motor pulley on the motor shaft so that the small diameter is approximately t / 16 " away from motor . 14 . NOTE : When installing the pulley on a 5 / 8 " diameter motor shaft , make sure that the 3 / 16 " square key fur - nished with your motor is in place . Then tighten the setscrew with a 5 / 32 " setscrew wrench . 3 / 16 x 3 / 16 KEY 15 . When installing the pulley on a 1 / 2 " diameter motor shaft , make sure that the adapter sleeve and 3 / 1 6 " square key furnished with your motor are in place . Then tighten the setscrew with a 5 / 32 " setscrew wrench . 16 . Place the belt on the pulleys and push the motor toward the back until all the slack is removed from the belt . Tighten only two of the motor mounting bolts using a 7 / 16 " wrench . ADAPTER SLEEVE 1 / 2 DtA . MOTOR SHAFT 17 . Place a straightedge such as a piece of wood , metal or framing equare across the pulleys to see if they are both / in line . If they are , tighten the other two motor mounting bolts . If they are not in fine , loosen the two motor bolts and move the motor sideways . . , tighten the bolts . 18 . Find four pan head wood screws 1 / 2 " tong from among the loose parts . Attach the belt guard plate to the bench with the two screws . Make sure the plate is PARALLEL to the belt .
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/ 19 . Plug motor cord into outlet on back of switch box . Do not plug motor cord into power source outlet . 20 . Position the two cords as shown and clamp them to the table With tWO cable clamps . Attach the clamps with 1 / 2 " wood screws 21 . Coil up the slack in the cord and tie it with a piece of tape . CABLE CLAMPS \ MOTOR CORD WARNING : DON'TCONNECTPOWER CORD TO ELECTRICAL OUTLET IN YOUR SHOP UNTIL I YOU ARE READY TO CHECK MOTOR ROTA - TION . ON - OFF SWITCH I The On - Off Switch has a locking feature . THIS FEATURE I IS INTENDED TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED AND POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS USE BY CHILDREN AND OTHERS . 1 . Insert key into switch , KEY NOTE : Key is made of yellow plastic . KEy [ YELLOW f _ LAS1 IC 10
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f 2 . To turn Lathe ON . . . INSERT finger under switch lever and pull END of switch out . 3 . To turn Lathe OFF . . . PUSH lever in . Never heave the Lathe unattended until it has come to a complete stop and you have removed the switch key . Do not cycle the motor switch on and off rapidly , as this may cause the faceplate or sanding disc to loosen . In the event this should ever occur , stand clear of the face plate or sanding disc until it has come to a complete stop . , . retighten it . 11
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assembly 4 . To lock switch in OFF position . . . HOLD switch IN with one hand , REMOVE key with other hand . WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , AL - WAYS LOCK THE SWITCH " OFF " . WHEI _ LATHE IS NOT IN USE . . . REMOVE KEY AND KEEP IT INASAFE PLACE . . . ALSO , . , INTHE EVENT OF A POWER FAILURE ( ALL OF YOUR LIGHTS GO OUT ) TURN SWITCH OFF . . . LOCK IT AND REMOVE THE KEY . THIS WILL PREVENT THE LATHE FROM STARTING UP AGAIN WHEN THE POWER COMES BACK ON , ROTATION CHECK MOTOR ROTATION TERMINAL COVER The Lathe must rotate counterc ockw se when viewed from the spindle end . NOTE : Make sure the spur center is removed from the spindle . 1 . Plug the Lathe power cord in [ o a properly ' grounded outlet ( See page 41 , 2 . Stand clear of the Lathe spindle and turn the switch ON , Notice the rotation of the spindle , If it is NOT turning COUNTERCLOCKWISE . . Remove the Lathe power cord plug from the outlet and change the rotation of the motor according to the directions furnished with the motor . WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , MAKE SURE PLUG IS NOT CONNECTED TO POWER SOURCE OUTLET WHEN CHANGING MOTOR ROTATION . 12
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getting to know your wood Bathe 6HANDWHEEL TAILSTOCK 10 SPUR . _ , _ RAM CENTER _ L _ cuP CENTER 3 SoPcIKNDLE , 7 TA , ' S , ORCAKM INDEX PIN HOLE BELT GUARD TOOL REST TOOL REST BASE TOOL 11TALIS / / KTOFCOOT TAILSTOCK LOCK SPEED _ - TOOL REST LOCK BED ON - OFF SWITCH 1 BELTGUARD HEADSTOCK LOCK 1 . BELT GUARD LOCK . , . Locks the hinged part of the 4 , TOOL REST LOCK . . . Clamp the tool rest to the tool guard during operation . rest base . 5 . TOOL REST BASE LOCK . . , Clamps the tool rest base 2 . INDEX PIN . . . Engages with the spindle pulley to deter - to the bed . mine equal spacing for cuts for fluting or reeding , or for dividing face plate work . DO NOT USE FOR RE - 6 . HANDWHEEL . . . Adjusts the tailstock ram . MOVING FACE PLATES . 7 . TAll _ STOCK RAM LOCK . . . Clamps the ram in the tailstock . 3 . SPINDLE LOCK HOLE . . . For removing face plates or sending discs , Insert a setscrew wrench , large nail or 8 . TAILSTOCK LOCK . . . Clamps the tailstock to the bed , bolt in the hole to hold the spindle while unscrewing face plate or sanding disc . 9 , ON - OFF SWITCH , . . See page 10 . 13
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now wood lathe 10 . UR CENTER AND CUP CENTER . . , are used for ndle turning and should always be in alignment , ALIGNING CENTE RS If the centers are not n I ne as shown , make the following adjustments . 1 , Make sure the tailstock and ram ere locked when checking for alignment , 2 . Loosen the screw in the foot . . . TAP the screw to loosen the Iocknut inside , 3 . Using a 3 / 16 " setscrew wrench , loosen the setscrew on the back of the headstock . The screw _ slocated about 1 - 3 / 4 " from the bottom . 3 / 16 " 4 . Swing the tailstock so that the two points are in line . . , tighten the setscrew in the headstock and the HErUAOSTOC TocK tailstock 11 . TAILSTOCK . . . supports the workpiece for spindle tuming , The tailstock contains a brass screw which bears against the " key " on the underside of the bed . This screw pre - vents excessive " looseness " ( rocking back and forth ] of the tailstock , ' L Loosen the Iocknut using a 7 / 16 " wrench , 2 . Tighten the screw moderately against the key , then loosen it about 1 , / 4 turn . Slide the tagstock along the bed . tf it does not stick or bind in any one spot , tighten the nut . If it binds or sticks , loosen the screw only enough so that the tailstock slides smoothly along the bed . SCREW LOCKNUT KEY 14
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12 . & _ EED CHART . indicates general _ ecommended speeds for various sizes of workpieces , CHANGING SPEEDS The belt is shown positioned on the second steps from ROTATE MOTOR the outside end of the pulleys , This causes the lathe to COUNTERCLOCKWISE PULLEY run 2250 R . P . M . Suppose you wish to run the lathe slower - say , 1350 R . P . M . You must shift the belt inward to the third steps . 1 . Make sure the power cord is removed from the outlet in your shop . 2 . With the belt guard raised , rotate the motor pulley COUNTERCLOCKWISE with your left hand while pushing on the belt with your right hand . 3 . Continue to rotate the pulley while pushing on the ON belt until it " climbs ' " down into the third step of the BELT motor pu ffey . 4 . Now rotatethe spindle pulley CLOCKWISE with your right hand while pushing on the belt with your left hand . The belt will climb up into the third step of the spindle pulley . To make the lathe go faster , the belt must be shifted out ward . 1 . Rotate the spindle putley CLOCKWISE with your PULLEY 4th right hand . Pull on the belt while rotating the pulley until it climbs clown into the next smaller step . 2 . Nowrotatethe motor pulleyCOUNTERCLOCKWlSE with yourleft handwhile pulling on the belt with your right hand . The belt will climb up into the next targer step . 15
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SP | NDLE TURNING . If you have neverdoneany amountof wood turning , we suggestthat you practce usingthe variouswood turning tools . Start with a small spindle turning . Be sure to study the " Handbook " which you receive _ with your lathe , it explains and illustrates the correct use of the turning tools , the positioning of the tool res - cand other information to help you gain experience , 1 Select a piece of wood 2 " x 2 " x 12 " . 2 . Draw diagonal lines on each end to locate the centers . 3 . Ononeend , makeasawcut approximately 1 / 16 " deep on each d _ iagonal line , This is for the spur center , 4 . The other end is for the cup center . Place the point of the cup center On the wood where the diagonal lines DIAGONAL LINES cross ON BOTH ENDS 5 , Drive the cup center into the wood . Use a wooden / mallet Or a plastic hammer , If you don't have one , use j - / / asteel hammer , but put a piece of wood on the end of / the cup center tO protect it . 6 , Remove the cup center and drive thespur center into the other end of the wood . Make surethe spurs are in the saw cuts . Remove the spur center . / 7 , Make sure the centers and the hole in the spindle and / the tailstock ram are clean , Insert the centers and tap / / them in lightly with a piece of wood . Do notdrive them / in . / / - J 8 , Put a drop of oil on the wood where you drove in the / cup center . This will lubricate the wood while it is turning . / 9 . Placethe wood between the centers and lock the tail * stock . 10 . Move the cupcenter intothewood by turning the hand wheel . Make sure that the cup center and spur center are " seated " into the wood the same as they were when you drove them in , Rotate the wood by hand while turning the hand wheel . 16
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1 / 8 " 11 . Adjust the tool rest approximately 1 / 8 " away from the corners _ f the wood and 1 / 8 " above the center line . Note the angled position of the tool rest base . Lock the tool rest base and the tool rest . TOOL REST WOOD Look at the speed chart , Notice that e 2 " square turning up to 18 " long should run at 875 R . P , M . for " roughing " , Move the V - belt on the pulleys to the slowest speed . Rotate the wood by hand to make sure that the corners do not strike the tool rest . 17
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INDEXING The spind e pu ey contains 36 equally spaced holes . The index p _ n engageswith these hotes to keep the spindle from turning while you put a mark on the workoiece For example : TO locate the position of six spokes in a wheel : I . Pulltheindexpinoutwardandturnitso that thesmall cross pin slips into the slot . This will allow the index pin to engage in one of the holes in the pulley and pre - vent the spindle from turning . 2 . Adjust the tool rest approximately at the centerline and make a mark . 3 . Pull outthe index pin and slowly rotate the workpiece until the pin slides into the next hole in the pulley . 4 . Do this six times and put the next mark on thework - piece . The two marks will be snaeed 60 ° apart . 5 . Spindle turnings can be divided in the same manner . \ 18
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maintenance WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , TURN to keep the surfaces clean and allow the tool rest and tail - SWITCH " OFF " AND REMOVE PLUG FROM stock to more more freely , POWER SOURCE OUTLET BEFORE MAINTAIN - ING OR LUBRICATING YOUR LATHE . If the power cord is worn or cut , or damaged in any way , have it replaced immediately , Frequently blow out any dust that may accumulate inside the motor . For motor maintenance , follow instructions furnished with motor . A coat of automobile - type wax applied to the bed will help WIRING DIAGRAM WHITE WHITE MOTOR Insulated OUTLET Cap , Flag Terminal _ REEN . . . . . m Uubrication All of the BALL BEARINGS are packed with grease at the For motor lubrication , follow instructions furnished with the motor . factory . They require no further lubrication . Periodically lubricate the ram in the tailstock with No . 20 or No . 30 engine oil . 19
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trouble shooting TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART REMEDY PROBABLE CAUSE TROUBLE 1 . Defective On - Off switch . 1 . Replace defective parts before using Lathe Motor will not run . Defective switch cord . again . Defective switch box receptacle . 2 . Motor protector open , 2 . Consult Sears Service • Any attempt to repair this ( only if your motor is motor may create a HAZARD unless repair is equipped with an done by a qualified service technician . Repair service is available at Voter nearest Sears Store • overload protector ) . Other cause Lathe slows down 1 . V - belt too loose 1 . Adjust belt tension , see Assembly Section . when turning l Tailstock rocks 1 • Brass adjusting screw is too 1 . Adjust screw . See Section , " Getting To Know Your Lathe " . back and forth loose . excessively • i i Headstock loose 1 . Setscrew not tight . 1 . Tighten setscrew . See Section , " Getting To Know Your Lathe " . on bed . 1 . Back off tailstock ram and lubricate Wood burns at 1 , Cup center too tight or not cup center . See Basic Lathe Operation tailstock end . = lubricated . Section , " Spindle Turning . " 2O
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recommended accessories RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES IN CANADA , SEE LOCAL SIMPSONS ° SEARS STORE OR CATALOG FOR ACCESSORY SELECTION AND NUMBERS . ITEM CAT . NO . Work Bench . . . . . . . . . 9 - 10266,9 - 10278.9 - 10271 Motor Pulley ( Four Step ) 1 / 2 " Bore . . . . . . 9 - 27921 Motor Pulley ( Four Step ) 5 / 8 " Bore . . . . . . 9 - 27922 Drill Chuck 1 / 2 " Capacity with No . 1 M . T . Shank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 22342 Work Arbor 1 / 2 " Dia . with No . 1 M . T . Shank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 215,32 Screw Center with No . 1 M . T . Shank . . . . . . 9 - 21162 Ball 8earing Center with No . 1 M . T . Shank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 21122 BO ° Center with No . 1 M . T . Shank . . . . . . . . 9 - 21102 Face Plate , 4 " Dia . with 3 / 4 " No . 16 Threads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 2489 Face P ] ate Including Spurs and Screw Center 3 " " Dia . with 3 / 4 " No . 16 Threads . . . . . . . . 9 - 20912 9 " " Dia . Sanding Disc Only with 3 / 4 " No . 16 Threads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 _ 24906 Turning Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( SEE CATALOG ) Draw Bolt with 1 / 4 " No . 20 Threads . . . . . . 9 - 21542 : Power Tool Know How Handbooks Radial Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 2917 Table Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 2918 Bowl Turning Toolrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 24903 Face Plate 6 " with 3 / 4 " No . 16 Threads . . . . . 9 - 24904 The above recommended accessories are current and were available at the time this manual was printed . 21
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CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH WOOD TURNING LATHE MODEL NO . 23800 13 10 7 89 57 Figure 1 11 12 / 68 20 \ 19 12 11 23 28 29 30 31 / 32 63 25 26 21 53 52 51
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CRAFTSMAN 12 " WOOD - TURNING LATHE MODEL NO . 1 ! 3.23800 Key - _ e ¥ Part No . Part No . Description Description No , O . 38 60308 1 7O004 Guard Assembly , includes items 63 and 64 Screw 39 56629 2 63467 Ban et , Lock Cap Flag Term 62376 4O 70005 3 Outlet Tadstock Assumbly Complete Consisting oF * ScrewSoc Hd Set5116 18x 5 / 16 4 STD503103 Item ' . 25 , 26.27 , 28.29 , 30.31 , 32 , 36 . 5 5617O Pultey Includes Key No 4 37 , 38 , 39 , 41,42 , and 43 41 56628 Screw Pan Hd TypeA8 × 12 6 I STD610805 Screw Slotted Hd Set 1 / 4 - 20 _ 1 - 1 / 4 STD641025 7 I 42 Nut Hex 1 / 4 - 20 STD600602 * Screw Type 23 Pan No 6 - 32 x 1 / 4 43 38631 8 70008 Barrel . Lock Guard . Prate 44 70016 9 STD60O605 R _ st , Tool ' Screw Type 23 Pan No 10 - 32 x 3 / 8 45 56222 10 56110 Collar w _ th Set Screw Holder , Tool Rest 46 70001 11 18229 Hub Assembly Loci < Bearing , Ball 47 70012 12 38884 Bracket , Tool Rest Rmg . Retammg 1 - 5 / 8 48 70011 13 70014 Clamp , Sho _ Headstock 60283 14 49 Nut 56614 Plunger 50 STD551037 15 18994 Washer . 3 / 8 Pm 51 70002 16 38896 Tool Rest and Clamp AssembLy Consisting of Spring 17 56613 Items 29.31 , 32.36 , 37.38 , 44 , 45 , 46 . 47 , Housing , Plunger 18 56120 48 , 49 , 50 and 69 Plunger and HOLESlng Assembly Complete Po 52 56130 Tube Assel'n blv Constst _ ngof Items 14 15 . 16 and 17 1 # 56611 STD304370 " Belt " Vee " 1 / 2 x 31 19 I Spmdle 20 56180 70010 tNo 1 Morse Taper Spur Center w _ th Point Switch , Panel 21 56619 Point 55 60267 Switch , Locking 60256 56 STD541110 22 Key * Nut , He > No 10 - 32 23 I STD503705 * ScrewSoc Hd Set 3 / 8 16x 1 / 2 57 STD551210 " Lockwasher . I ' , ! o 10 58 24 I 70006 70009 Box , Junction Headstock Assembly Complete Consisting 59 of Items 4 , 5 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 . 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 37818 Rehef . Strain 60 37530 19 , 20 and 23 Nut " U ' " Chp 56190 61 60211 25 I tNo . 1 Morse Taper Cup Center with Point Cord ( w ! Plug ) 56625 62 63418 26 Spindle , Tadstock Cramp 56217 63 805146 Washer 27 Wheel , Hand 56212 64 30540 28 I Housing , Tadstoek Screw , Wing 56634 65 60145 29 I * tWrench Hex 5 / 32 Nut , Stud 70007 66 37911 • lWre _ ch Hex 3 / 16 30 I Hub , Assembly Lock STD541525 67 70019 Rest 6 " Tool 31 Nut , Lock 1 _ 4 - 28 32 60262 68 805265 Grip t Pdlh ; y 33 120399 69 6300q • Nut Square 5 / 16 - 18 x 9 , ' 10 x 7 / 32 Spring 34 56213 70016 Foot , Rear Bag of Loo _ e Parts ( No [ Illustrated ) 35 STD623117 * Screw Pan Hd 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 3 / 4 70017 Owner's Manual ( Not Illustrated ) 56633 36 Spacer 60156 37 Screw Hex Washer Hd No 10 - 24 x I I Standard Hardware Item May Be Purchased Locally ¢ Stock lt , , m May be secured through the Hardware Department of most Sears or S _ mpsons - Seals Rete _ l Stores or Cdtalog Order Houses NOTE : sh , pp , . g and handhng charges _ or standard h _ zdware items ( idenLttted by " ) " _ uch as nt _ ts , _ Qews , washers , e'c , make buyu _ g these item5 t ) y mall _ lrleco [ l { ) N ) lC . al ] o avoid shlpf _ h ] g qrld hand ! l _ g chalgPs you ma _ f oDta . ll mo _ t el tli _ r i _ call _
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12 - - INCH owners manual WOOD - TURNING LA THE SERVICE Now that you have purchased your 12 " Wood - Turning Lathe should a need ever exist for repair parts or service , simply contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears , Roebuck and Co . stores . Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit . MODEL NO . The model number of your 12 " Wood - Turning Lathe will be found on a plate under the belt guard . 113 . : 23800 HOW TO ORDER WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION : REPAIR PARTS PART DESCRIPTION PART NUMBER NAME OF ITEM MODEL NUMBER 12 - INCH WOOD 113.23800 TURNING LATHE All parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center and most Sears stores . If the parts you need are not stocked Iocatty , your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling . Sold by SEARS , PoOEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , IL . 60684 U . S . A . Part No . 70017 Form No . SP4009 - 6 Printed in U . S . A . 4 / 7
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