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Mini-lathe Zero-resettable hand wheels?

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rfresh747

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I'm interested in the Harbor Freight 7x12 mini-lathe. I was wondering if there was a modification to add zero-resettable hand wheels; like those found on the MicroLux 7x16 mini-lathe: MicroLux Mini-Lathe

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Chipper5783

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Are you sure that the HF offering doesn't already have a graduated collar on the hand wheel that can be reset? Most lathes do have this feature (it would be so common, that most vendors may not even mention it).
 

rfresh747

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I'm not sure. I read the Manual (PDF) and could not find anything in it mentioning this feature. If it has it, I can't find it in the manual.
 

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I took a look at the manual and the IPB shows that there is a separate indexed collar. This is almost certainly a zero-set collar.

Tom beat me to it. The collar I referred to above is part 87.
 
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