Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lathe: Leadscrew Play

My lathe had play in the leadscrew. I've heard of people shimming the leadscrew at the pillow block, but to make is easier I just removed the pillow block, threw it in the mill, and made the bolt holes into ovals so I could adjust the clearance between the pillow block and leadscrew by just loosening the bolts and sliding the block. Using this I was able to remove all the play from the leadscrew.

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