i have been having some problems with a Grizzly #G0516 lathe combo.
only had the thing for about 3 days & the switch went out . about 3-4 days later i tried to get the draw bar loose, it was stuck & after a lot of taping with both a dead blow & brass mallet it would not come loose. after calling the tec. service dept. the guy told me that they can become really stuck in shipping & that i should hit it harder. well i did,got it out & it was now bent. after talking with them & sending in a video of the wobbling bar they let me send it back to get it repaired or exchanged for another one because i was not at all happy with it & had been trying to get it exchanged.
well i got it back after about 3-4 weeks, opened it & there was not any change made to it.
ok now i am really pissed, called the customer service to find out what was up & was told that there was nothing wrong with it. ok i can live with the draw bar being a little bent if it doesn't affect the performance but it looks like the spindle is wobbling & when i told the lady about it she said that it was checked by the tecs. said that it was acceptable!
now i admit i am not a machinist but i have been working with woodworking machines all my life & have my own wood shop ( furniture & cabinets) & that just doesn't add up.
how much wobble should there be in a "precision" mill spindle?
thanks for reading my rant & any advice would be appreciated;