H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter Gold Member
- Nov 28, 2016
Does it have a telescoping taper attachment? My Grizzly G0709 and Rockwell 10x36 lathes both had that style. The Grizzly has a two-piece cross feed shaft that joins the two pieces together with a keyway. The Rockwell joined the two with a splined shaft.
The nice thing with that style is when using the taper attachment, I set the angle and just clamp the locking block to the bed. They don't need to have their cross-feed nut disabled. The telescoping taper attachments keep the cross feed handle active, not disabled.
No, it is a one piece shaft, but the cross feed nut is never disabled, either... the back end of the shaft is connected to a block that slides in the top of the carriage as the taper attachment operates... as it slides, it 'pulls' (or pushes) the cross slide, shaft, and feed nut with it. When the TA is not in use, the block is clamped to keep it fixed in place.
This may not be easy to visualize... give me a few days to get it all assembled and I'll do a 'photo-writeup' on how it all works together...