Renewed Admiration

  1. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Mostly in the last few months I have used my G0800 beast for turning. Actually, the side of the shop where my G0766 sits has been stacked up, and before I could use the 0766, I would have a lot of moving things around. Well, the other day, I noticed some rust beginning to form on the ways of the 0766, due to condensation, where I warm the shop, and the metal is cold. I decided to do something about it, and moved the necessary clutter, cleaned the ways, and decided tho use the 22x42 for my next project. [continued]
  2. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    I was in the shop for most of the day yesterday, and that G0766 was so smooth and powerful, giving solid performance, and was a pleasure to turn on. That new potentiometer I put on it, was smooth as silk, and the whole turning experience was just superb. The G0800 is a heavier lathe, and although smooth, one knows it when adjusting the banjo or tailstock. The G0766 was also smooth, but lighter in weight, and yet plenty stable.

    I got a renewed appreciation for the G0766. When I get the project finished I'll post a pic. Btw, Chris Ramsey put me on to a wonderful oil based cleaner that is the bomb for cleaning and protecting the lathe ways, and is superb for cleaning chucks too. It is Champion's Stainless Steel Cleaner. I got 3 spray cans from Superb, and easy to use! [con't. 1000 character limit]
  3. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    The two chucks I have cleaned, look new now, and I will probably clean all 9 of my chucks over the next few months as I use them. Btw, even though it says Stainless Steel cleaner, its great for all cast iron, and other metals.
  4. Robert D Evans
    Robert D Evans
    I know about the piles of stuff. I've been in the shop reorganizing mode for the last month. Running new electrical outlets, moving tool locations and building storage racks and a new lathe tool rack etc. Most of my big tools are on wheels so I can move them around but that creates its own problems. My G0766 is in a good location and its staying put. The next project is building cabinets for the miter saw station and rebuilding my assembly table.

    My basement shop is climate controlled so I don't have much rust problem. I do use Johnson's paste wax on the cast iron tool beds. So far, so good.
  5. scott ward
    scott ward
    It has been a long time since I have posted here. I sold my house a year and a half ago and had to put all my tools in storage while the new place was being built. I finally got the Lathe out of storage this week and realized that my efforts to rust proof the ways while in storage we not very successful. So I need to get the solvent and scotch brite out and clean them up before I can use it. But it feels good to have my tools back.
  6. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Great news, Scott!
  7. Walter Mooney
    Walter Mooney
    I too love my 0766 -- so much so that I'm hoping to find a second one to put in the new shop I'm building in the Texas Hill Country! (It's slow going, as we're only there a week or so per month right now). If I can't find one needing a new home, I'll probably break down and, with agreement by SWMBO, buy a new one! That way, whichever shop I'm in, I'll have a wonderful lathe!
  8. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Sounds like a great plan Walter!
  9. David Bolson
    David Bolson
    Good to hear. My G0766 is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow!

  10. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Congrats on your G0766, David! You will find out you made a great decision! The G0766 is the best value for a large, full featured lathe on the market today. 3 hp motor, advanced “M” series Delta inverter, 22” swing. There are lathes that have tailstock pendants but are way more expensive. The G0766 gets the major things right, for a great value. Mine has been a superb unit for performance.
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