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Jager04/04/2020 00:18:53
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Good evening, or should it be good morning!

I'm Keith, long time retired and a dedicated potterer who decided to add a Warco WM240 to the box of handtools and try to develop new skills. Currently following beginners guides from Harold Hall & Tubal Cain, working my way through some tool-making, learning as I go.

Presently pondering what Warco mean when they describe my lathe as having a left hand threading 'FACILITY'. If ànyone has the answer it would be much appreciated.

David George 104/04/2020 07:15:27
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Hi Jager welcome to the forum. What sort of tools have you been making. If you need to put pictures on here look at the forum page in the black line then frequently asked questions tab. The left hand threading facility is just that you can cut a left hand thread by inserting an extra gear into the gear train, on the headstock, to make the leadscrew rotate in the opposite direction to it left hand thread. Just ask on here if you have any questions but a picture usually helps and shows off what you are making.


Neil Wyatt05/04/2020 12:55:14
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Welcome to the forum, Jager,


Bo'sun05/04/2020 13:11:57
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Hi Jager,

I'm not sure Warco know how to do it. I asked, and got a somewhat vague answer about swapping some gears to reverse the leadscrew. I don't think it even says anything in the manual. Not that it's the most informative manual anyway.

Check that you have enough change gears. The "toolbox list" says 10, although you only get 7. Warco say that's correct because it's a generic manual. However, I went through the change gear chart and find that I'm 3 change gears short. If my maths is correct, there should be 10 change gears (not 7). I've yet to take this up with Warco..

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