use Figures 17–21 and the following descriptions
to become familiar with the basic controls of your
Main power Switch
Figure 17. Main power switch.
the main power switch is located on the left rear
of the lathe, next to the incoming power terminal
box. turn the switch to "i" to allow the power to
flow to the machine.
Like all machinery there is potential danger
when operating this machine. Accidents are
frequently caused by lack of familiarity or
failure to pay attention. use this machine
with respect and caution to decrease the
risk of operator injury. if normal safety pre-
cautions are overlooked or ignored, serious
personal injury may occur.
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
Main power switch
Figure 18. headstock controls.
A. Feed Rate & Thread charts: show the con-
figurations of the change gears, levers, and
knobs needed to set the rotational speed of
the leadscrew or feed rod.
b. Spindle Speed Levers: Configure the inter-
nal headstock gearing for the various spindle
c. A–b Feed Rate Lever: one of the three con-
trols for setting the feed rate (the remaining
controls are on the gearbox).
displays the spindle speed lever settings for
the various spindle speeds.
E. Feed Direction Lever: Controls feed rod or
leadscrew rotation direction.