- Aug 14, 2020
- Reaction score
as others have mentioned you need to know what you are turning.
Don’t buy material with just a description but buy specific types.
I’d get some EN1A to start with.
That can be turned to a lovely finish.
Practice with that until you get it right.
As for your Starting and Stopping issues.
Your lathe is designed to start using the button. It’s known as a “No volt release.” If you open the guard or hit the reverse switch, you will need a reset.
It is done to prevent the machine starting accidentally. If the power goes off the lathe won’t restart or if you close the guard it won’t restart, until you press the reset.
Good luck and have fun.
For those on this side of the Atlantic - - - that's 1215 steel.