ALWAyS make sure the spindle is turned
OFF and is at a complete stop before
changing any gear configuration to prevent
damage to the lathe gearing and voiding the
Setting Feed Rate controls
the feed rate lever and knobs are used with the
quick change gears to set the required feed rate.
To set the feed controls:
turn the spindle OFF and wait for it to come
to a complete stop before making any gear
rotate the feed lock knob on the gearbox
counterclockwise to the open position, as
shown in Figure 57. this will disengage the
feed rod and longitudinal leadscrew so the
gears can be changed.
Figure 57. power feed lock knob on the
Examine the feed rate and threading charts
illustrated in Figure 55 on page 41 or on the
front of the headstock to determine the con-
figuration for the feed rate lever and knobs.
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
set the feed rate lever and knobs as directed
in the charts.
the example illustrated in Figures 58–59
shows the setting for cutting 11 tpi threads—
A, 4, and c.
Note: You may need to rock the spindle,
leadscrew, or feed rod back-and-forth by
hand to get the gears to properly engage.
Figure 58. A–B feed rate lever set on A.
Figure 59. Feed rate knobs set on 4 and c.
rotate the feed lock knob clockwise to the
closed position to engage the leadscrew or