Operation & Work Results
1. Workpiece is unbalanced.
2. Worn or broken gear present.
startup and while
3. Chuck or faceplate has become unbalanced.
4. spindle bearings at fault.
1. tool holder not tight enough.
2. Cutting tool sticks too far out of tool holder;
lack of support.
3. gibs are out of adjustment.
4. dull cutting tool.
5. incorrect spindle speed or feed rate.
1. Quill had not retracted all the way back into the
tapered tool from
2. debris is binding arbor in quill.
3. incorrect arbor or tooling inserted into quill.
1. gibs are out of adjustment.
2. handwheel is loose or has excessive
feed has sloppy
3. leadscrew mechanism worn or out of
1. gibs are loaded up with shavings or grime.
or carriage feed
2. gibs are too tight, gib lock or carriage lock is
hard to move.
3. Backlash setting too tight (cross slide only).
4. Bedways are dry.
1. Wrong rpM or feed rate.
2. dull tooling or poor tool selection.
3. too much play in gibs.
4. tool too high.
1. headstock and tailstock are not properly
aligned with each other.
from one end of
the workpiece to
Chuck jaws won't
1. Chips lodged in the jaws.
move or don't
1. Carriage or gib lock is applied.
auto feed, or
2. gears are not all engaged or broken.
3. gibs are too tight.
4. leadscrew shear pin has sheared.
tailstock quill will
1. Quill lock lever is tightened down.
not feed out of
1. re-install workpiece so it is as centered with spindle
2. inspect gears and replace if necessary.
3. rebalance chuck or faceplate; contact a local
machine shop for help.
4. Adjust or replace spindle bearings.
1. Check for debris, clean, and retighten.
2. re-install cutting tool so no more than
length is sticking out of tool holder.
3. tighten gib screws at affected slide (page 61).
4. replace or re sharpen cutting tool.
5. use the recommended spindle speed or feed rate
1. turn the quill handwheel until it forces taper out of
2. extend quill to expose drift slot and use drift key to
3. remove quill and drive out tooling or arbor with
1. tighten gib (page 61).
2. tighten screws and adjust backlash (page 63).
1. remove gibs, clean ways/dovetails, lubricate, and
2. loosen gib adjustment and gib locks, release
carriage lock (page 61).
3. slightly loosen backlash setting (page 63).
4. lubricate bedways and handles.
1. Adjust for appropriate rpM and feed rate.
2. sharpen tooling or select a better tool for the
3. tighten gibs (page 61).
4. lower the tool position.
1. realign the tailstock to the headstock spindle bore
center line (page 36).
1. remove jaws, clean and lubricate chuck threads,
and replace jaws.
1. release locks.
2. Adjust gear positions or replace.
3. loosen gib screw(s) slightly (page 61).
4. Correct the cause of shear pin breakage, and
replace shear pin.
1. turn lever counterclockwise.
Model G0709 (Mfg. Since 5/11)
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