- Oct 30, 2016
I might add that the adapter is only 3" long so the smaller end is just too large to fit.
The spindle can roll to a stop. It cannot nun for long after releasing the half nuts or you will lose where to re-engage it again in the exact same spot of the same revolution. If you just practice releasing the half nuts and turning off the spindle in quick succession on a practice job, you will have no trouble. Get it wrong once and you will have to find the cut again manually, not a good thing when you are nearly done with the thread.So if I understand you correctly in order to achieve this my spindle must not roll to a stop? If I press the stop button the lathe and carriage roll on until a dead stop is achieved. I'm not sure exactly how much but I did try it just to see and I could see a crash coming if I tried it during threading, I don't have a break on this machine.
But threading away from the spindle is probably doable as it doesn't matter if it rolls a 1/4 or 1/2 a revolution after I turn off since there's nothing to crash into. But I guess if I'm using a tailstock centre to support the work them that maybe another thing.