This is a reproduction, not a photocopy, of an original Clausing Operating Instructions and Parts List 12-Inch Variable Speed Lathe 5900-Series Manual with serial numbers 502100 and higher. This manual contains information on setup, lubrication, maintenance, and controls as well as a complete parts list and exploded views and adjustments. Please read the index below.
We have a manual for the accessories and attachments available for the Clausing 12″ 5900 lathes here:
Note: This manual covers the following model numbers:
5902 5903 5904 5907* 5908* 5909*
5912 5913 5914 5917* 5918* 5919*
*These machines just don’t have the clutch and brake
Please Note: There are two majorly different versions of 5900 series of lathes.
We carry two different manuals for the 5900 series of Clausing lathes, because they made a significant change to the motor and speed control system among other things. This manual covers lathes with serial numbers 502100 and higher. The difference between the two systems is very apparent as you can see from the pictures below.
This manual cover this style of 5900 lathe with serial number 502100and higher.
This is the older style of the 5900 series lathe at serial number 502099 and lower.
We have the manual for this style of lathe here:
PARTS INDEX & INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING PARTS……17.10-34
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