In this article we will be looking at the importance of a motorized spindle. As the name suggests, a spindle is used to turn a saw, but unlike the traditional manual spindle, a motorized spindle can also be used for a variety of other purposes. When you are thinking about a motorized spindle, you need to look at what its uses are before you start to buy one. This article will look at the uses of a motorized spindle and why buying one is a good idea.
Motorized spindles can be used to turn your saw either at the speed that the wood lathe is set to or more often than not, a speed faster than that. As you may be able to tell from the name, it is a motorised spindle, not a motor. This means that the spindle has to be connected to the saw using a chain or rope. However, some motorized spindles are very small and so small that they can be run off the main power supply.
Because the motor is a large distance away from the spindle, it requires more power to drive the spindle than a standard spindle. So in terms of efficiency, the motorized spindle tends to cost you more than the manual spindle. However, you need to bear in mind that if the motor is expensive it will have a longer life than a standard spindle and will cut more wood.
There are some disadvantages to using a motorized spindle. The main disadvantage is that the chain that runs from the motor to the spindle will need to be replaced more often than the chain that runs off the motor. This may not seem like much, but in actual fact a good chain can be worn down over time and will need replaced more often. However, if you buy a used motorised spindle you should be able to find a replacement at a decent price.
The other disadvantage is that it can take more force to turn the saw with a motor than a manual spindle. This means that if you have a smaller saw, it may be better to buy a motorised one rather than a manual one if you are not going to be using the saw very often.
Motorized spindles are good for getting the job done quicker and using less power. However, if you are going to be using your saw for a long time then you may want to choose the manual type. If you are considering buying a spindle then you should keep these points in mind and go for the best option.