I have a Optimum 180X300 lathe with metric set up but that can also do some thread sizes in Inches .
My problem is that this a a very basic lathe and does not have the dial thread gauge to help me threading. I am doing the threads by "eye" and some times I make mistakes.
My question are:
1) Can I adapt a dial thread gauge on my lathe? I think that yes,I can, and this lead me to the next question:
2) Will it work when I am doing an Imperial thread for instance 36TPI, or its going to work only when I am doing metric threads?? ( I am assuming i can only install a metric dial gauge as my lead screw is metric.
3) is this easy to install?