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Clemens Rod Lathe
Posted by: Ron Zunic (---.stny.res.rr.com)
Date: January 31, 2021 09:28AM

My early 1980's Clemens rod lathe the rollers on the thread carriage base had started to fail. I needed new replacement parts so I checkout Renzetti's a sponsor on your site. The folks at Renzetti we so polite and helpful, they hooked me up with a great replacement set up. Thanks to Renzetti for helping me out.

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Re: Clemens Rod Lathe
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 31, 2021 02:00PM

Great people who make a long lasting quality product! An appreciated change from our throw away society mind set. My Renzetti Traveler fly vise has been a pleasure to use for 20 years.

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Re: Clemens Rod Lathe
Posted by: Richard Kline (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: February 01, 2021 07:05AM

Like Ron I also have a Clemens lathe circa 1980. I have replaced many of the components with Renzetti parts never had any issues. Its still a great lathe.

Rich Kline Custom Rods

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Re: Clemens Rod Lathe
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: February 01, 2021 10:11AM

Renzetti made those early Clemens lathes.

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Re: Clemens Rod Lathe
Posted by: Michael Collier (---.phlapa.east.verizon.net)
Date: February 03, 2021 10:06AM

I have a Clemens lathe too, I think it’s the best rod lathe ever made. I just turned a reelseat insert with it with no problems. My question is I would like to change the part on the thread carriage that puts pressure on the thread. Does anyone make better parts to tighten the thread?

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Re: Clemens Rod Lathe
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: February 03, 2021 02:16PM

The original carriage as supplied used two metal plates that were tightened against each other with spring pressure for thread tension. Renzetti changed to a more common coil spring per spool by the mid 1980's. You can buy the 8-spool carrier that will mount to your rolling carriage as-is.

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