How To Set Up Your Engineering Lathe


#1

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Engineering machinery has to be very accurate. To do this you will have to check and then set up the machine correctly. Here we help you do just that.


#2

Thanks for that,checking and adjusting the gibs is certainly an essential step, but haven’t you perhaps skipped over an even more important issue? Namely, ensuring that the lathe is sitting level on the floor; and (unless experience isn’t a good guide) adjusting it front, back and end to end so that it’s square and level. Unless that’s done then it’s likely that the machine won’t turn a parallel shaft, he says from personal and bitter experience.