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01-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Hi, New to the forum.
I have just got a second hand lathe but unfortunatly there is on manual. I have searched the internet for the past 3 days.
The lathe is a Chester DB10 GVS
it also goes by the name of
Any info on where I can download one would be much appriciated



01-08-2010, 05:41 PM
They look like some of Grizzly's offerings. If no other option, you can search G's website for similar model, then download an ops manual for the similar Grizzly machine.

That's what I did for the Smith Roles 4 x 6 bandsaw I inherited. Better than nothing.

01-08-2010, 05:53 PM
Hi camdigger, have allready looked on there, there nothing with electronic speed control

Thanks for the info


01-08-2010, 06:20 PM
Also here


The Artful Bodger
01-08-2010, 11:16 PM
Suggy, I have had good experiences with Chester and maybe they would send you a copy. Go to their website and post a query to Gareth.

01-09-2010, 03:59 AM
Have allready done that and hade no reply. Also asking about outher parts aswell. Will send mesage again



01-09-2010, 04:15 AM
Hi Suggy
I wish you well in the search for a manual.
I have a Chester DB10-G I think the manual was a sheet of paper containing generic info.
You will also have 'FUN' sourcing spares, try chuck back plate which is the same as the Sieg C6, also Chester are not good at replying to requests for info sort of 'youve got now its your problem'

Good luck.


01-09-2010, 05:16 AM
Strange how some who spend a couple of tens of thousands with Chester get a better response??

A mate has an Axminster lathe that has Electronic speed control that went spheroids up and had to wait for one being sent out from China. If yours is working OK, take note of the TRIAC and power diode ref No's BEFORE they go bang.

Regards Ian.

Peter N
01-09-2010, 05:25 AM
I Had a DB10-G for about 2 days before it went back, and the "Manual" that came with it was a waste of paper and ink. I don't know if the latest offering for the VS would be any better.

But what is you want to know? Someone may be able to help out.

01-09-2010, 07:12 AM
ANOTHER "Send three and fourpence" :rolleyes: :mad:

Regards Ian.

01-09-2010, 07:22 AM
Don't worry much about the manual... they suck... Part explosion digram is about the BEST you can hope for. you'll get 0 operational tips other then 'Do not stick body into rotating parts, Death may result. Do not lick rotating parts, Death may result. Do not submerse lathe in fire or water. Death may result'

And honestly lathes are not that hard to take apart/put back togethor correctly... One thing however, matching parts are often NOT MATCHING!
Mark all parts with a felt tip marker or scribe if you ever find you have two of the same parts or you may have to try several times before you figure out what one goes where! Tapered pins are all standard, but things like the 3 jaw's in your 3 jaw chuck are not. some clamp strips may also be unique to thier position. And some strips are actualy designed to lock the ways in place, so if it looks like the lathe can't move with something tightened, thats the way its supposed to be (and normaly you run the lathe with that loose)

02-10-2010, 03:39 PM
Got a manual, and yes it's pants.
Been reading the charts on the front of the lathe and it appears I am some cogs missing. I have got cogs
20t, 24t, 31t, 45t, 50t, 60t(*3), 65t, 80t(*2), 75t, 85t,
the chart shows
25t, 27t, 30t, 33t, 40t, 70t, 71t,72t
which I am missing.
Searched Chesters website and cannot find any cogs listed, does any one know if thay have them in stock or are thay a special order part or get them from anywhere else?

Can anyone tell me what cogs come as standard?

Thanks for all your help


uncle pete
02-10-2010, 04:56 PM
Try "gears" Instead of cogs, You might have better luck.


02-10-2010, 06:20 PM
I;d just give the sales outfit a call and inquire about
the manuals.

If your not in the UK, it is very inexpensive from the US to make
the call. Most likely from many other places.