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Thread: Warco WM16 Powerfeed
29/10/2019 18:56:21

Hi John

That is a valid point and under normal circumstances I would fit said switches but

1. I have the extended bed length and together with the max speed feed rate it takes several seconds to traverse one end to the next

2 the lost room taken up by the location of the reversing switch is quite excessive when taking into account I only work on small projects

Even on rapid traverse it still takes approx 15 seconds to travel full distance

So for me its just not worth the hassel vs the rewards by paying attention to what I am doing


29/10/2019 10:37:58

Hi George, very nice, honestly yours would have been beyond my abilities, so this is what I ended up with

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just had to add a stand off plate to get the drive gear in the right position as shown below

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and we were good to go

Not sure that I am going to fit the auto return end stops and switching gear tho' 1. takes up quite a lot of room 2. I will always be there operating it so the chances of it traversing that far is quite slim


25/10/2019 15:16:31

So with the handle removed the first problem was the shaft size vs the gear bore

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not a sliding fit - more a throw on from a long distance so I machined a bush

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This at least got the gear fitted nice and true

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next keywayed the bush keeping it in the collect

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next onto the actual main body but thats for another day


25/10/2019 15:05:43


I have gone the Purchased power feed route and bought one of these from Warco for my WM16

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and as expected as its mean't for a WM18 I need to change a few things

I will post as I go


Thread: Warco GH1224 Wiring Diagram
22/10/2019 11:45:30

Also I couldn't see any form of suppression on any of the contactors, I have uploaded photo's of the insides in an album,

unfortunately they have ended up upside down and I can't rotate them

either way as usual this forum came up trumps


22/10/2019 11:42:45

But by putting the schematic that john posted with my schematic it made it easy to understand how it had been wired

so a very useful piece of information


22/10/2019 11:40:42

When opening the back cover I did find this photo which shows the schematic is slightly different in that I have a couple of breakers and not a fuse or contactor

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22/10/2019 10:53:15

Hi NDIY looking around it could very well have been a spider touching where it shouldn't

I checked all of the wires for scorch marks - not easily done in such a small control cabinet but as I say all of the wires/cables checked out fine and looked ok

Hope the spider enjoyed the tingle before it went pop - serves the little bugger right


22/10/2019 10:24:39

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Edited By Trevorh on 22/10/2019 10:25:28

22/10/2019 10:24:38

Hi Mike, This is the assumption I am going with that a certain set of circumstances came to align and caused the breaker to trip, the C15 breaker is more than capable of handling the in rush and I only ever have 1 piece of kit running plus some lighting both on different circuits and protected

what worried me was that it also took out my main breaker for the shed that's why I was convinced it was a dead short somewhere

oh well just have to wait to see if it returns and if so try to deal with it


22/10/2019 09:26:04

So first Thanks to those who helped

once I had pulled the lathe clear and gained access it was the main QF1 breaker that had tripped

I disconnected the motor and checked but it was fine

Checked for loose connection - none

Checked the loads being pulled - all fine

checked mechanically - all fine and free

so its a mystery for now

I reset the breaker and put the lathe back together and its running fine

but what worries me is that it tripped for a reason and that reason has not gone away or fixed its self so it will be back.


18/10/2019 11:29:09

Thanks John, its better than nothing

So first stop check the mains fuse, the rest is quite straight forward to follow



18/10/2019 10:21:11

Morning Howard, Yes I had the manual but it has gotten misplaced in the mists of time hence the request

I will try warco and see


18/10/2019 09:40:20

Hi, Hoping someone has access to the wiring diagram for the Warco GH 1224 Lathe,

Pressed the start and it went POP and the breaker tripped out, No magic smoke escaped so I am assuming for now anyway that it has suffered a dead short somewhere

And like all owners I have the lathe up against the wall so now tonight I have to lift it clear to get access to the control box at the rear

Luckily I have an engine hoist and chain blocks so it shouldn't be the end of the world to move it out

I am sure it will be obvious once I gain entry to the electrics but thought it might safe a little time if I can look at the circuit first



Thread: How many Hammers
25/09/2019 10:42:57

So a question for all you hammer buff's

why on the continent do they all use square headed hammers and here in the UK we prefer to use round headed hammers?



Thread: Flash player
16/08/2019 20:44:43

Google have announced that they are dropping Flash in 2020 - will no longer be supported or used by google

Thread: Lathe - dead centre wont reach the workpiece
09/08/2019 08:45:04

I had the same problem on my Warco 1224 and to over come it I simply turned the top slide to 45 degree and re aligned the QCTP to be square to the work - this allows the saddle closer to the chuck and get the tail stock closer to the work

I also had to grind a 45 degree chamfer on the tail stock casting to get the top slide to travel where I needed it to be


Thread: Locking Levers
05/08/2019 15:32:19


why not go directly to Elesa who supply RS

use to be called Elesa Clayton handles



Thread: Key ring project
23/07/2019 09:09:48

Morning Plasma

That looks good, did you have any issues tapping or fitting the eye bolts - i am guessing they are not titanium ? I was thinking back to when I use to use it a lot in Petro chem and we were always warned of dis similar materials and Titanium

either way it looks good


Thread: Engineers blue alternatives
19/07/2019 12:00:39


if you search for hand rollers for the printing industry - you will need something like a 60+ shore hardness

we use these to apply flexo printing plates to the cylinder's as well as the ink tech's use them when taking a draw down of the printing inks



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