Lathe -- Colchester 2500
From Artisan's Asylum
|Colchester 2500 Lathe|
|Make||Colchester / "600 Lathes"|
|Model||Student 2500 / 25702|
|Training (experimental section)|
|Tool Species||Lathes -- Metal|
|(Includes rubric, training information, and testing information.)|
|QR Code||Attach this to the tool|
Description: This 2.5-hour personalized training will launch you into the world of precision machining at the Artisan's Asylum! Makers of all types will benefit from shaping aluminum, steel, and plastics into precisely cut parts.
In this class students will learn to safely use our Colchester/Clausing Metalworking Lathe (a.k.a. engine lathe).
After an introduction to terminology and machine anatomy, students will learn the following operations:
- Changing spindle speeds and identifying cutting speed ranges.
- Changing and adjusting tool bits and accessories.
- Holding workpieces in the chuck and centering long parts.
- Facing raw aluminum stock for perfect surface finish.
- Turning shoulders, grooves, and chamfers in aluminum.
- Precision hole location and drilling.
- Cleanup and machine care.
Prerequisite: Basic Machine Tools strongly recommended. Students are encouraged to bring scrap materials or personal projects to class.
Students will become familiar with basic machine anatomy, workholding, toolholding, and various safe turning operations. If proficiency is achieved, students will leave the class qualified to do independent work on the Asylum's Colchester/Clausing Metalworking Lathe.
Aloris "B" series toolpost/toolholders.
|Cover does not have a stop. Watch your knuckles on closing the cover.|
|Autofeed should be kept in intermediary position, as to prevent unplanned movement. Autofeed selector is the single blue knob in the second row.|
|Speed dial selector with numbers is difficult to move and engage correctly. You may want to use the other dials to get a speed close to the desired final output speed.|
From user: andrew string
"I've done some digging and here's what I've found:
4PST,2NO/2NC,24V/40A - replaces CA2DN22B7 almost exactly (with a larger current capacity)
3PDT,24V/10A - replaces NC1D0901 and NC1D0910
These are all DIN rail mount, so they should fit into your lathe control cabinet."
Name Plate Info
Plate at rear of headstock:
- MODEL: STUDENT 2500
- SERIAL: 306389
- 600 LATHE NUMBER: 306389/25702
- YEAR OF BUILD: 1998
- SPINDLE RPM: 40-2500
- WIRING DIAGRAM: EWD 370.1
- 230 V, 3 PHASE, 60 HZ, 8.8 A
- 2.2 KW, 3.0 HP, 8.0 A
Imprinted at rear of tailstock:
- IK0098 or 1K0098
|Staple Consumable: Belt|
|Specifications||Part Number(s)||Product Link(s)|
Rockler standard 1/2" Power Twist Link Belt.
You can get a spray can of belt dressing compound for a short term solution. Take off the old belts, de-grease the pulleys with something like Formula 409. Apply many coats of belt dressing over several days. It can take the squeak out of belts but won't bring them back from the dead.
Note: I've got plenty of Purple Power degreaser there you can use for this. Vandykee 09:23, 30 December 2010 (EST)
If multiple belts are needed spec matched sets of belts. Order them from McMaster Carr.