Delta Wood Lathe User Manual

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POST THESE SAFETY RULES FOR REFERENCE.

SAFETY RULES FOR

WOOD LATHES

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

1.READ AND UNDERSTAND the instruction manual before operating this machine.

2.DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE until it is completely assembled and installed according to the instructions.

3.OBTAIN ADVICE from your supervisor, instructor, or another qualified person if you are not thoroughly familiar with the operation of this machine.

4.FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended electrical connections.

5.DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.

6.USE CERTIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Eye protection equipment should comply with ANSI Z87.1 standards, hearing equipment should comply with ANSI S3.19 standards, and dust mask protection should comply with MSHA/NIOSH certified respirator standards.

7.DO NOT WEAR TIE, GLOVES, or loose clothing. REMOVE WATCH, RINGS, and other jewelry. ROLL UP SLEEVES.

8.USE THE GUARDS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Check to see that they are in place, secured, and working correctly.

9.ROUGH CUT THE WORKPIECE as close as possible to the finished shape before installing it on the faceplate.

10.EXAMINE THE WORKPIECE FOR FLAWS and test glue joints before mounting the workpiece on machine. DO NOT mount a split workpiece or one containing a knot.

11.SECURELY FASTEN THE WORKPIECE to the faceplate prior to faceplate turning. Use the appropriate size faceplate to properly support the workpiece. Do not let the screw fasteners interfere with the turning tool at the finished dimension of the workpiece.

12.NEVER DRIVE THE WORKPIECE into the drive center while the drive center is in the headstock. Set the drive center into the workpiece with a soft mallet prior to installing it on the headstock.

13.SNUG THE TAILSTOCK CENTER against the workpiece and lock it. Lubricate the tailstock center if it is not a ball-bearingcenter.

14.PROPERLY ADJUST THE TOOL REST HEIGHT.

15.ADJUST THE TOOL REST so it is as close to the workpiece as possible.

16.TIGHTEN ALL CLAMP LOCKING HANDLES before operating.

17.ROTATE THE WORKPIECE BY HAND to check clearance before turning the machine “ON”.

18.CLEAR THE LATHE BED OF ALL OBJECTS (tools, scraps of wood, etc.) before turning the machine “ON”.

19.EXAMINE THE SET-UPCAREFULLY before turning the machine “ON”.

20.STAND CLEAR, AND KEEP ALL OBSERVERS AND PASSERSBY clear of rotating path of workpiece to avoid injury from flying debris.

21.USE THE LOWEST SPEED when starting a new workpiece. NEVER EXCEED the recommended speeds.

22.NEVER ADJUST THE TOOL REST while the workpiece is turning.

23.NEVER LOOSEN THE TAILSTOCK SPINDLE or the tailstock while the workpiece is turning.

24.MOVE THE CUTTING TOOL INTO THE WORKPIECE SLOWLY, and cut small amounts when roughing.

25.REMOVE THE TOOL REST before sanding or polishing.

26.NEVER PERFORM LAYOUT, ASSEMBLY, or setup work on the table/work area when the machine is running.

27.PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE WORKPIECES.

28.NEVER PERFORM LAYOUT, ASSEMBLY or set-upwork on the table/work area when the machine is running.

29.TURN THE MACHINE “OFF” AND DISCONNECT THE MACHINE from the power source before installing or removing accessories, before adjusting or changing set-ups,or when making repairs.

30.TURN THE MACHINE “OFF”, disconnect the machine from the power source, and clean the table/work area before leaving the machine. LOCK THE SWITCH IN THE “OFF” POSITION to prevent unauthorized use.

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