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Thread: Smart & Brown Questions
27/10/2021 13:47:25

Thanks all for your help and advice: now I need more than my lunch break to think things over!

Cheers, john

27/10/2021 00:09:54

Thanks Rod,

I am an 'old school' mechanic, and love things built to last - old tricks of the trade - general engineering - but i've been a motor mechanic most of my life. I also have a hobby of making electronic circuits. I want to use the lathe mostly for making sleeves to press out bushes and bearings - and also to have fun making any special tool I need for automotive repair.

At the moment my lathe has a 3 phase cable going into what i think is called a 'drum' switch of the lathe (for forward and reverse) - and the original on/off latching push-button switches has its internals missing. I only have single phase in my garage, but the seller aso supplied me with an inverter which i will also be wiring up in due course. my preference would be to fit an original on/off switch (3 phase) if i can source cheaply enough - but failing that would consider fitting an emergency off switch integrated with on/off switch unit.

So that's the reason for wanting:

1. Sources for original used parts (on/off switch)

2. Wiring schematic (to know how drum switch as well as on/off switch was originally wired up)

So will appreciate any help - thanks again,


26/10/2021 18:57:05

Hello I am John and have just joined today - I am a mechanic in Glasgow and have just bought a Smart and Brown lathe model A (Mk1) - I have a few questions about it, such as:

1. obtaining original used parts.

2. Wiring schematic for it (3 phase motor and switch controls)

My experience with forums is minimal; but I know there are specific rules to posting; perhaps someone could keep me right, so that i learn the accepted ways.

I am sure there is a wealth of information here, and I have also been drawn to forum participation because I see people with like interests really helping each other.

Cheers, John

Edited By JasonB on 26/10/2021 20:58:40

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