- Dec 18, 2009
- Dearborn, Michigan
This is from a Clausing lathe manual.
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I don't think the pictured is that bad other than the feed rod.
If anyone has seen the four light duty bolts that hold the headstock on the bed, it's a wonder they don't rip out of the cheezy cast iron those lathes are made of. Plus on top of that, the headstock does not set on a flat and vee like most USA made lathes does. So alignment is compromised when picked up by the spindle.
I've seen many USA made lathes picked up by the spindle, moved and placed, back in operation with no misalignment. Yeah, not suggested, I won't do it with my lathes...
This is just talking crap!
Have you any IDEA how much dead weight can be lifted on a SINGLE 1/4 inch diameter grade 5 cap screw?
Get back to the thread with your homework.
God I hate stupid!