- Apr 12, 2013
I keep looking at my gouged and rounded off lead screw and wishing I could replace it. I could easily do the machining on a stick of acme thread stock, except for the dang slot that drives the cross feed. I have tried the power cross feed, and it is neat, but other than making a special effort to try it out I have found it to be more trouble than it is worth. So if I make a new lead screw with no slot, I lose power cross feed. Are there any hidden pitfalls to doing this other than a useless knob in the middle of my saddle?