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Own a Delta 46745 wood lathe. there is a wobble in the spindle. How do I determine what is causing the wobble? The cause has to be in the faceplate or spindle and I would like to order the correct part(s).

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  • lcage487 Mar 13, 2011

    Is there a possibility that the spindle is bent as the wobble is in the same place all of the time. Or will worn bearings cause the same result

  • lcage487 Mar 14, 2011

    Thank you

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

You can find your parts here:
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-46745-type-lathe-parts-c-3275_9659_14232.html

The spindle is item 12 while the bearings are times 13 and 14. Most likely you have a worn bearing Item 13 but if the bearing went dry and spun in the bearing mount you may have to shim the NEW bearing. Note that the housing item 9 is not even listed on the itemized parts list nomenclature. The bearing seem terribly expensive. I would think that you could take a "sample" bearing (the one you removed) to a place like NAPA auto parts and find a much cheaper replacement. I would certainly give that a try before spending over $100.00 for a bearing. The two bearings combined will be over $200.00 + shipping. Usually NAPA can take the number off of the bearing AND use a micrometer to find a bearing that will work for you. The only reason I can think that these 2 bearings are so expensive is due to the side loads they incur when in use.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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    Kelly Mar 14, 2011

    If the wobble is in the same place it certainly can be a bent spindle. You should be able to use a true stick (eliptical distance check) off of the side of the spindle and prove that. You can use anything that you can get in that area stationary at a fixed distance and then rotate the spindle watching for the distance to change. If you can not see it you can hit it with a light spraying of some white spray paint. Watch to see if the scratch marks you make with your measuring device has gaps in it. Gaps in the paint would show up where the spindle moved away from your measuring device. I hope you understand the concept of what I am referring to here.



    Kelly


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    Kelly Mar 14, 2011

    I had yet another thought and that would be to use your tool rest with a stick and see if the spindle head was wobbling left and right as it rotated. This check would pretty much nail down the fact that at least the end of the spindle is bent somewhere. I am not sure how sturdy your lathe drive base is but you could attempt to straighten the spindle head if you understand the physics of doing so with a jack and some blocks of wood. IF the base is not that sturdy... this could be a very bad idea as you could cause catastrophic failures of structural components by using a jack. If the structural components are not that sturdy your only option would be to replace the spindle. Just thinking on how I would solve the problem in the most feasable way without damaging the Lathe.

    Kelly

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