Setting the Power
Use these steps to learn how to setup your lathe
for power fed operaton. The example in Figure 24
shows lathe setup for a power feed rate of 0.012".
Remember, all the carriage direction is reversed
when spindle rotation is reversed.
Feed rate is based on spindle RPM. Pay
close attention to the feed rate you have
chosen and be ready to disengage the
carriage. Failure to do this may cause the
carriage to crash into the chuck.
To set and engage the power feed:
DISCONNECT LATHE FROM POWER!
Turn the feed dials to the numeral and letter
indicated by the chart in Figure 24.
Note: You may have to rock the chuck by
hand slightly to get the gearbox gears to
engage one another.
Using the chart in Figure 24, gather the
required change gears.
G0602 10" X 22" Benchtop Lathe
Figure 24. Power feed setup.
Open the side cover and use a 6mm hex
wrench to loosen the lash adjuster (Figure
24) and swing the change gear assembly out
of the way.
Remove the spindle E-clips and cap screw,
lubricate, and swap out the change gears in
the order shown on the chart in Figure 24.
Note: All change gears are stamped with the
number of teeth they have.
Move the lash adjuster so the gear back-
lash is between 0.003" to 0.008", tighten the
lash adjuster cap screw, and close the side
Using a 5mm hex wrench, loosen the car-
riage lock (Figure 23), and use the half nut
lever to engage and disengage the power
feed when required.
Figure 23. Carriage lock and feed control.
= 0.012" Feed