the follow rest in Figure 48 is mounted on the
saddle and follows the movement of the tool. it
can be attached/removed with the two socket
head cap screws located at the base of the follow
the follow rest requires only two fingers as the
cutting tool acts as the third. this rest is used
on long, slender parts to prevent flexing of the
workpiece from the pressure of the cutting tool.
it should be used when the workpiece length to
diameter ratio is 3:1 or greater.
the sliding fingers are set similar to those of the
steady rest—free of play but not binding. Always
lubricate them with an anti-seize grease during
After prolonged use, the fingers will need to be
milled or filed to cleanup the contact surface.
Figure 48. Follow rest attachment.
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
The carriage stop on the Model G0554Z
lathe will NOT automatically stop the car-
riage or disengage the power feed! Failure
to heed this notice could result in the car-
riage crashing and causing severe machine
or property damage.
use the carriage stop on the Model g0554z as
a guide to help judge when to stop the carriage
hex Wrench 5mm .............................................. 1
To adjust the carriage stop:
disConnECt lAthE FroM poWEr!
loosen the cap screws in the base of the
stop, position it along the bedway where
needed, then re-tighten the cap screws (see
Figure 49. Carriage stop.
use the adjustment knob on the stop to fine
tune the position of the stop rod.