the 12" faceplate included with your lathe is used
when machining non-concentric workpieces or for
off-center turning by clamping the workpiece to it.
refer to the AccESSORiES section on page 48
for clamping options.
use a minimum of three independent
clamping devices to hold a non-concentric
workpiece onto the faceplate. Failure to do
so could cause the workpiece to be ejected
from the lathe, which could result in serious
personal injury or property damage.
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lay a piece of plywood on the bedway under
the faceplate to protect it.
Always use a low spindle speed when
machining non-concentric workpieces or
for off-center turning to avoid ejecting the
workpiece from the mounting device at
a high rate of speed. Failure to heed this
warning could lead to serious personal
injury, death or property damage.
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
With assistance, place the workpiece onto
the faceplate and clamp it in place with a min-
imum of three independent clamping devices
(see Figure 34 for an example).
Note: Take into account the rotation and
cutting forces that will be applied to the
workpiece when clamping it to the faceplate.
Figure 34. Workpiece clamped to the faceplate.