1941 South Bend 13″ Lathe Restoration – Part 7 – Gear Train Disassembly

In this video, I disassemble and clean the main gear train. These gears take power from the spindle and feed the input to the quick change gear box that ultimately powers the lead screw. These gears also include the reversing lever that can disconnect power to the lead screw as well as reverse its direction. I wasn’t able to fully disassemble some of the gears since I don’t have a press large enough to press out a few gear shafts. I believe I can still clean all of the parts that need cleaned.

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