Re: Atlas / Craftsman 12" Deluxe lathe question
>1c. Re: Atlas / Craftsman 12" Deluxe lathe questionJon,
>Posted by: "Jon Elson"
>> How should I measure the head to see how tight it really is?
>You can put a dial indicator against the spindle radially and
>apply about 50 Lbs force on a one foot lever (stout broomstick
>in spindle). You ned to mount the indicator from the headstock
>casting, not the bed, as this test deforms the bed enough to
>throw off your reading. Any movement of the indicator over
>about .001" would show it is too loose.
I never thought about that. I'll have to go back and check it again, as the last time I did it, I mreasured from the bed.
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