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    Default another new to me lathe question

    Just picked up my new to me 13" sb and I wanted to desifer the serial number (11139tkx14)got everything except the x (special) what does that mean? Thanks Robert.

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    Usually that means hardened bed. But, it might also mean camlock or taper nose spindle.

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    Thanks Allan for the quick reply!!!! Well it's not the camloc for sure so as far as the hard bed no tag on it saying so,as far as the taper nose spindle not sure what that is being New to lathes/machining in general just starting my learning curve.how would you check to see if the bed was hard or not? Thanks again.

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    Hit it with a hammer? hard beds don't always have a tag, but they never have frosting marks on the ways. Taper spindle nose looks like a cone instead of threads.

    allan

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    Ok so it must be a hard bed excellent!!!!!! Was not expecting that the other owner said he didn't know if it was or notatt_1385426702353_photo.jpg

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    att_1385865523189_photo.jpg here is the new addition!!!!

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    Much nicer than the one I just picked up Very nice!

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    Thanks!!!!! Now learning to use it is going to be fun LOL!!!!!!!!

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    My Heavy 10 also has the "X" Special Spindle. Doesn't appear to be anything special about it.
    When I bought the serial number card for it, it say it has a hardened bed. So that may be it.


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