I bought a PEATOL/TAIG because i need a small lathe (despite i have a 7x20 lathe) i can operate in my house. I have known about it from the conspicuous fans all over the world.
|Peatol/Taig lathe overview|
|The Peatol 0,18kW motor, 1360 rpm|
Peatol Machine Tools: the home of PEATOL/LATHE;
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CarterTools: the biggest resource i know about taig;
LeeValley Instruction booklet;
I received it from Peter of Peatol (UK) on August, and now i'm showing it once assembled the base, the motor and it's fully functional. The motor was blue so i repainted to black.
I assembled also the motor mount from aluminium with primitives dovetails. My version of lathe come with powerfeed already installed and a sturdy block of aluminium for raise the entire lathe.
This is my start package:
|1015||Micro lathe with power feed|
|1030||Four jaw chuck, with reversible, heat-treated steel jaws|
|1092||1/16"-3/8" Jacobs chuck|
|1150||Drilling tailstock - lever operated|
|1151||Needle bearing centre - spring loaded|
|1161||6 step pulley set (2 pulleys) including Vee belt for 11mm motor shaft|
|1095||6 piece tool bit set - HSS, left & right, round nose, boring bar, cutoff, 45 degree chamfer|
|1200||Compound top slide - mounts on cross-slide for cutting angles and tapers - with toolpost|
|1002||New electric motor - 11mm shaft|
|?||Drill chuck arbour - attaches Jacobs chucks to headstock spindle|
|1173||T-bar cutoff tool, height adjustable|
Peter form Peatol said me this is a very comprehensive set of components to give a working lathe, and i must admit he was right.
For the base i used a wood block from a ikea countertop (very hard), a drip pan upside down and a wooden frame to finish the base. To lock the lathe and the motor's dovetail to the wood base i used brass barrels in the bottom plane.
A review: this lathe is beautiful, sturdy, small, precise, simple to assemble and use. A must for every workshop. This is only a start because there are a lot of implementations you can do to this little lathe.
|The pulley system, note the rubber band|
|The toolpost, simple and effective|
|To enable the power feed you simply lock the handywheel|
|I think i will replace the spring with a coupler|
|The Taig headstock|
|My home made motor mount with dovetails|
|The depth stop|
I bought also two IGaging Scales (IGaging site), a 6" and a 12" which i've cut to size and mounted on X and Y axes. I've planned to convert the DRO to Yuriy's Touch Dro (Yuriy's Toys Dro) using a tablet and a TI launchpad.
|A closeup of the lathe and IGaging Scale|
|The IGaging side support|
|The other IGaging support|
|The stock IGaging magnetic reader.|
|With IGaging in this position you lose some x width with tool post installed.|