Mounting to Shop
you can either bolt your machine to the floor or
use the included foot pads and leveling hard-
ware. Because mounting your lathe to the floor
with permanent hardware is an optional step and
floor materials may vary, floor mounting hardware
is not included. Whichever option you choose,
it is necessary to first level your machine with a
precision level to prevent cracking or warping of
the cast iron bed and ways, as described on the
bolting to concrete Floors
Anchor studs and lag shield anchors with lag bolts
(Figure 12) are two popular methods for anchor-
ing an object to a concrete floor. We suggest
you research the many options and methods for
mounting your machine and choose the best that
fits your specific application.
lag shield Anchor & Bolt
Figure 12. typical fasteners for mounting to
We strongly recommend securing your
machine to the floor if it is hardwired to the
power source. consult with your electrician
to ensure compliance with local codes.
checking Gear Oil
BE FILLED WITH OIL!
MACHINE MAY NOT BE
SHIPPED WITH OIL!
or Warranty Will
you must make sure the headstock, gearbox, and
apron oil reservoirs have oil in them before run-
ning the lathe for the first time to ensure the gears
are not damaged. refer to the Lubrication sec-
tion on page 52 for detailed instructions.
once the assembly is complete, test run your
machine to make sure it runs properly and is
ready for regular operation. the test run consists
of verifying the following: 1) the motor powers up
and runs correctly, 2) the stop button safety fea-
ture works correctly, 3) the coolant system oper-
ates correctly, 4) the foot brake works correctly,
and 5) the left side door safety switch works cor-
if, during the test run, you cannot easily locate
the source of an unusual noise or vibration, stop
using the machine immediately, then review
Troubleshooting on page 48.
if you cannot find a remedy, contact our tech
support at (570) 546-9663 for assistance.
before starting the lathe, make sure you have
correctly performed the preceding setup
instructions, and you have read through the
rest of the manual and are familiar with the
various functions and safety features on
this machine. Failure to follow this warning
could result in serious personal injury or
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)