Re: Taig Lathe and Mill Cutting Capacities
- Many thanks for the link to those photos, Dean. That's terrific work! Given that my project is much simpler, and that it's aluminum, there shouldn't be any problems using the Taig lathe for this. I feel much better now about doing the work after seeing those fine examples.
I like the taig power feed alot it leaves a very good finish, it also looks
like it will stand up to alot of use. the gears in the gearbox are steel,
the drive between the headstock and powerfeed gearbox is a rubber band which
is quite sufficient I have yet to break one after about 50 hours of use. it
is nearly impossible to get it to slip probably because the gearbox has
something around 37ñ1 reduction there is a nice sturdy spring which serves
as a coupler between the gearbox and leadscrew. This does not sacrifice
performance and allows enough flexibility to cope with small variances in
alignment.in general it is a very well engineered product.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnny" <EDAVIS93@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 11:00 AM
Subject: [taigtools] Taig Power Feed
> Now that the taig power feed has been available for a few months I wonder
> how those who have it like it. I am thinking about getting the factory
> assymble power feed lathe bed, carrage and drive. I intend to mount my
> current headstock, crossfeed and tailstock on the new bed. The power feed
> assymbly will cost about $200. bucks.
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