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- Oct 16, 2017
Anyone here know if there is a way to adjust the back lash in the compound?
The cross slide back lash can be adjusted on the 1340. I have not done it but it is described in the manual. Probably similar on the 1440? Gib adjustment too is described in the manual. I can't find any description of compound back lash adjustment. Might not be possible on these machines.I also need a few pointers, for both the compound and the cross slide. I have almost a full rotation on the cross slide. They need to be smooth as silk, but they aren’t.....must be an adjustment. I have the 1440 GS.
I see now ... the compound nut is not adjustable. I'll check the end play, hopefully that takes up some of the slop.On page 29 in the manual that came with your lathe.
On the compound - I loosened the set screw and turned the flange screw with a pin wrench about 15 degrees until I could just barely feel the pre-load and then tightened the set screw. The back lash went from 0.009" to 0.003" with no change in resistance during feed. Happy with that. Prior to I could push and pull on the hand wheel and feel the end play.have you had any luck and if so, what did you do?