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2702[atlas_craftsman] Re: atlas/craftsman 12"

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  • Mike & Jan Fendley
    Mar 1, 2000
      Some Atlas 12" lathes had a plunger type "pull" knob to engage the cross
      feed (mine did). The Atlas (unlike the SB) can only engage the
      "longitudinal feed" with the half nut. The SB along with many others can
      engage the "feed" without engaging the half nut via a feed clutch. I'm sure
      Atlas did this to keep the cost down. Mike
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      From: epotter <epotter@...>
      To: <atlas_craftsman@egroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 8:55 AM
      Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Re: atlas/craftsman 12"

      > Hi, this is a dumb thing to ask, but am I right in thinking the power feed
      > parallel to the bed can only be effected by closing the half-nut, as if
      > threading? I would so much like to be told that there is a mechanism to
      > engage the groove in the screw, so as not to wear the screw unduly.
      > Mine has a few bits missing, there is a shaft with no knob almost
      > under the compound rest, which I suppose is for engaging the transverse
      > power feed? There at present are the large handwheel for manually moving
      > the apron along the bed, and the lever at the right for engaging the
      > half-nut. The shaft without a knob is in the centre of the apron. There
      > is no lever with a black plastic ball in that location, as shown in a
      > picture of the lathe.
      > thanks david
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