HEAVY-DUTY WOOD LATHE MODEL G1495 INSTRUCTION MANUAL COPYRIGHT © 1999 BY GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL, INC. WARNING: NO PORTION OF THIS MANUAL MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM WITHOUT THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL, INC. REVISED OCTOBER, 1999. PRINTED IN U.S.A.
TURNING TOOLS...21 SPEED SELECTOR ...22 TURNING SPEEDS ...22 SPINDLE TURNING ...23 FACEPLATE TURNING...24 INDEXING...25 SANDING ...25 MAINTENANCE GENERAL ...26 LATHE BED ...26 LUBRICATION ...26 V-BELTS ...26 CLOSURE ...27 WARRANTY AND RETURNS ...34 Table Of Contents PAGE G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe...
Keep work area well lighted. G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoid- ed, COULD result in death or serious injury.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced. 19. NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNAT- TENDED. TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave tool until it comes to a complete stop. G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe...
Like all power tools, there is danger asso- ciated with the Model G1495 Heavy-Duty Lathe. Accidents are frequently caused by lack of familiarity or failure to pay attention. Use this tool with respect and caution to lessen the possibility of operator injury.
SECTION 2: CIRCUIT REQUIREMENTS 110/220V Operation Your G1495 machine comes pre-wired for 110V operation. It includes a three-prong plug which should be plugged into a grounded circuit as shown in Figure 1. Under normal use, the motor draws approximately 12 amps @ 110V. We rec- ommend the lathe be plugged into a circuit pro- tected by a 15 amp circuit breaker.
If the lathe is being operated at 110V an extension cord is acceptable, however make sure the cord is rated Hard Service (grade S) or better.
SECTION 3: GENERAL INFORMATION Commentary We are proud to offer the Grizzly Model G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe. The Model G1495 is part of a growing Grizzly family of fine woodwork- ing machinery. When used according to the guidelines set forth in this manual, you can expect years of trouble-free, enjoyable operation and proof of Grizzly’s commitment to customer satis-...
Customer Service. The G1495 is a heavy machine (265 lbs. shipping weight). DO NOT over-exert your- self while unpacking or moving your machine –...
-10- Site Considerations FLOOR LOAD Your G1495 Wood Lathe represents a fairly large weight load in a small footprint. Most commercial or home shop floors should be sufficient to carry the weight of the machine. If you question the...
SECTION 4: ASSEMBLY Pre-assembly Assembly of the G1495 is straightforward. We have organized the assembly process into steps. Please follow them in sequence. Tools Required: Only a few common tools are needed to assemble this machine. Specifically, two 12mm open end wrenches, a 6mm Allen wrench (supplied), a Phillips ®...
V-belt over the upper pulley in the headstock. Figure 7. Loosening motor mount bolts. G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe '' - 18 x 2 ⁄ ® head...
10. At this point tighten all the bolts on the stand. Put the headstock cover plate back into place and secure. G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe Tool Rest The tool rest is equipped with a cam-action clamping system to secure it to the lathe bed.
3. Secure the other end of the bar to the back of the lathe bed as described in Step 1. G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe Bevel edge of spacer Figure 11. Bar mounted with spacer tube.
SECTION 5: ACCESSORIES Introduction The G1495 Lathe can be used for a wide variety of woodturning applications. There are a number of accessories which are used for specific proce- dures. In this section the installation and basic operation of these accessory items is described.
Figure 14. Pneumatic drum and flap sander. G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe Spur Center The G1495 is supplied with a #2 Morse taper four tine spur center for use when turning. The spur center is used in conjunction with the tailstock live center.
Quick release lever Lever Stop Figure 17. Tailstock assembly. G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe Tailstock Live Center The tail spindle is a Morse Taper #2, the same as the headstock. The live center is preinstalled from the factory. To remove, turn the handwheel counter-clockwise until the tailstock barrel bot- toms out in the tailstock housing.
Figure 19. Locking lever on tailstock spindle. -18- Face Plate The G1495 is supplied with a 6'' face plate.The faceplate is used for bowl and plate turning. Install the face plate by threading the face plate onto the inboard spindle. Use the knockout bar to hold the spindle from rotating while tightening or removing the face plate.
The range of diameters suitable for outboard turning is from 14'' to a maximum of 19''. Outboard turning will require an accessory faceplate which is available from Grizzly. Outboard turning should always be done with the tool rest installed: 1.
SECTION 6: OPERATIONS Introduction This section describes some of the basic infor- mation required to use your G1495 Heavy Duty Wood Lathe. It concentrates on methods of mounting the workpiece to the machine for the various operations. We do not go into great detail...
The parting tool is Figure 23. Five basic chisel types. G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe used to make a plunge cut by setting it on the tool rest and pushing it into the stock at a right angle.
Lower speeds will also prolong chis- el sharpness, especially when using a scraping cut. Under no circumstances should you operate this lathe at a speed which is too fast for your par- ticular application. Remember to choose the correct speed for your particular turning project.
Spindle Turning Spindle turning is the most common type of work done with a wood lathe. It involves turning a work- piece between two centers and removing stock to achieve a specific contour. To mount a workpiece between centers: 1. Locate the center point on both ends of the workpiece.
19'' and a maximum thickness of 2'' due to the forces generated and the size of the motor on the G1495. Outboard turning is accomplished the same as described below, except the adjustment of the tool rest is slightly different.
This locks the spindle in that position, the lathe should not be turned on when the index- ing feature is being used. Once the spindle is locked, the groove can be cut using several methods.
SECTION 7: MAINTENANCE General Regular periodic maintenance on your Model G1495 Wood Lathe will ensure its optimum per- formance. Make a habit of inspecting your lathe each time you use it. Check for the following con- ditions and repair or replace when necessary.
Washington location using the address in Section 3: General Information. The specifications, draw- ings, and photographs illustrated in this manual represent the Model G1495 as supplied when the manual was prepared. However, due to Grizzly’s policy of continuous improvement, changes may be made at any time with no obligation on the part of Grizzly.
WARRANTY AND RETURNS Grizzly Industrial, Inc. warrants every product it sells for a period of 1 year to the original purchaser from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence, accidents, repairs or alterations or lack of maintenance.