unlock the tailstock and move the tip of the
bit close to, but not touching, the workpiece.
start spindle rotation, unlock the quill, then
turn the quill handwheel clockwise to feed the
bit into the workpiece.
to remove the drill chuck or drill shank, put on
heavy gloves or use a shop rag to catch the tool,
then rotate the quill handwheel counterclockwise
until the tool is forced out of the quill.
the coolant system delivers coolant through a
positional nozzle and is controlled by the control
panel coolant pump switch and the valve lever near
the base of the nozzle hose (see Figure 45).
Figure 45. Coolant system controls and
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
Running the coolant pump without ade-
quate coolant in the coolant reservoir may
permanently damage the coolant system on
your lathe. This action is considered abuse
and is not covered by the warrant.
Always use high quality coolant in your coolant
system and follow the manufacturer's instruc-
tions for diluting. Check the coolant regularly and
promptly change it when it becomes overly dirty
or rancid (see the checking/cleaning coolant
System subsection on page 54 for detailed
To use the coolant system on your lathe:
Make sure the coolant reservoir is properly
serviced and fill with coolant.
Correctly position the coolant nozzle for your
use the control panel coolant pump switch to
turn the coolant pump ON.
Adjust the flow of coolant by using the valve
lever near the base of the nozzle hose.