Lifting & Moving
You will need power lifting equipment and
assistance to lift this machine and position
it. Inspect all lifting equipment to make sure
it is in perfect working order and is rated for
the load before attempting to lift and move
this lathe. Ignoring this warning may lead to
serious personal injury or death.
To lift and move the lathe:
Wrap two lifting straps around the bedway
pedestals and route them behind the feed
rod, control rod, and the lead screw, as
shown in Figure 8.
Figure 8. Lifting strap locations.
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Move the apron toward the right to help bal-
ance the load, as shown in Figure 8.
Position the chip pan on top of the base
assembly so that the six lathe mounting holes
align with top holes of the cabinets.
Un-bolt the lathe from the pallet.
Slowly raise the lathe from the pallet, and
move it over the cabinet base at your pre-
Position the lathe so that the six M12-1.75 x
40 hex bolts and flat washers can be inserted
through the chip pan and partially threaded,
but not fully tightened, into the mounting
holes of the cabinets (see Figure 9).
Figure 9. Lathe mounting hex bolts.
Shim between the lathe and cabinet base as
required to make the ways level at all four
corner locations as indicated with a machin-
Fully tighten the six hex bolts to secure the
lathe to the cabinet base.
For best results, recheck the ways in 24 hours
to make sure the ways are still level and have
not twisted, and re-shim as required.
10. Install the backsplash with four M6-1 x 10
Phillips head screws and flat washers, as
illustrated in the Lathe Bed & Motor parts
breakdown on Page 60.