As everyone else has said, don't use the stop for powerfeed. It is
meant for manual feed. I think the same goes for RichD's setup.
One advantage of the micrometer stop over Rich's is that it does
provide a solid stop for you to bump up against. With a dial or
caliper stop it is easy to overshoot by a few thous.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> I am new to the SB world thus my simple questions.
> 1) My spindle has a 1 1/2"-8TPi nose on it and a very short
> taper. I'd like to get some collets and would like to know what
> taper is.
> 2) I need to bore a blind hole and don't know how to "find the
> at the end of every pass. Would a carrage stop do this on a 10K--
> does the clutch slip once it hits the stop? If I used this method
> old Atlas, parts would fly once the carrage hit the stop.
> Jim Wood