Attach the lifting web straps to the lifting bars
and the powered lifting equipment.
Note: Make sure to position the straps on the
lifting bars up against the lathe to provide the
best lifting safety. Also, make sure the straps
will not put strain on any part of the carriage,
leadscrew, or shafts.
unbolt the lathe from the shipping pallet, then
with an assistant to steady the load, raise the
lathe a couple of inches.
— if the load is not well balanced or you see
any other difficulties with the lifting equip-
ment, immediately lower the lathe to the
pallet again. resolve any lifting or balanc-
ing issues, then repeat this step.
Note: If you will be using the foot pads and
leveling hardware included with your lathe,
thread the thin hex nuts onto the leveling
bolts, then thread the leveling bolts through
the top of the threaded holes at each of the
six mounting locations (see Figure 10).
Figure 10. Machine mounting holes.
With assistance to balance the load, move
it to the prepared location and lower it in
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
For accurate turning results and to prevent
cracking or warping of the cast iron bed
and ways, the lathe MuST be made level
from side-to-side and from front-to-back.
Re-check the bedways the first 24 hours
after installation, two weeks after that, and
once every year to make sure they remain
use a precision level to make sure the
bedways are level from side-to-side and from
— if you are using the included foot pads,
adjust the leveling bolts to make the
bedways level, then tighten down the thin
hex nut to secure the settings.
— if you are using mounting hardware that
does not allow for adjustment, use metal
shims between the lathe and the floor to
make the bedways level before bolting the
machine to the floor.
10. After removing the lifting bars from the stand,
replace the covers over the lifting holes to
prevent debris from entering the stand cavi-
11. install the larger handle onto the carriage
handwheel, and the smaller one onto the cross
slide handwheel, as shown in Figure 11.
Figure 11. Carriage and cross slide handles