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Grizzly G0554Z Owner's Manual: Tailstock Lock Adjustment

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Moving the gib toward the front of the slide
increases pressure and moving it toward the rear
of the slide decreases the pressure.
loosen one gib screw a small amount, tighten the
other gib screw the same amount, then test the
movement of the slide. Continue this process until
you are satisfied with the results.
Saddle Gib
the saddle gib is located on the bottom of the
back edge of the slide, as shown in Figure 88.
instead of being a wedge-shaped bar like the
cross and compound slide gibs, it is a flat bar.
tension is applied by the four adjustment set
screws shown in Figure 88.
Figure 88. saddle gib components.
To adjust the saddle gib:
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loosen the hex nuts securing the four adjust-
ment set screws, then back off each set
screw one full turn to release the pressure on
the gib.
Manually move the saddle back-and-forth
along the bedway to fully release the gib.
tighten each set screw
move the saddle back-and-forth to test the
repeat Step 4 until you are satisfied with the
results, then re-tighten the hex nuts without
moving the set screws.
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
set screws
turn, then manually
Tailstock Gib
the tailstock gib is adjusted in the same man-
ner as the cross and compound slide gibs (see
Figure 89).
Clamp plate
hex nut
Figure 89. tailstock gib screw (1 of 2).
Tailstock Lock
the tailstock clamping plate applies pressure to
the bedway when the tailstock lock lever is tight-
ened to hold the tailstock in place. the amount of
pressure the clamp applies was adjusted at the
factory. however, you can re-adjust it if neces-
Tools Needed
socket 19mm ..................................................... 1
To adjust the tailstock lock:
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Move the tailstock to a location on the
bedway so that you can access the clamping
plate hex nut from underneath the tailstock
(see Figure 89).
tighten the hex nut a small amount, then
tighten the lock lever to test the results.
repeat Step 3 until you are satisfied with the
clamping pressure applied with the tailstock
lock lever.
gib screw
(1 of 2)


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