for accurate turning results and to prevent
warping the cast iron bed and ways, the
lathe bedways MUST be leveled from side-
to-side and from front-to-back on both ends.
Re-check the bedways 24 hours after
installation, two weeks after that, and then
annually to make sure they remain level.
leveling machinery helps precision components,
such as bedways, remain straight and flat during
the lifespan of the machine. Components on a
machine that is not level may slowly twist due to
the dynamic loads placed on the machine during
For best results, use a precision level that is at
least 12" long and sensitive enough to show a
distinct movement when a 0.003" shim (approxi-
mately the thickness of one sheet of standard
newspaper) is placed under one end of the level.
see the figure below for an example of a high
figure 10. Model h2683 precision level.
it is critical that there is oil in the headstock,
quick change gearbox, and the apron gearbox
before proceeding with the test run. refer to the
Lubrication instructions on page 56 for more
details on which type and how much oil to use in
BE FILLED WITH OIL!
NO OIL SHIPPED WITH
Refer to the Lubrication
Section in this Manual
Adding cutting fluid
For detailed instructions on where the cutting
fluid tank is located and how to add fluid, refer to
cutting fluid System on page 58.
Model G0709 (Mfg. Since 5/11)