the tailstock can be used to drill holes by
mounting a drill bit in the tailstock, rotating the
workpiece with the spindle, then using the tailstock
quill handwheel to advance the drill bit into the
workpiece. see figures 28–29 for examples of
drill chuck and tapered drill bit installation.
figure 28. example of drill chuck installation.
figure 29. example of drill bit installation.
the steady rest serves as a support for long,
slender workpieces where the length to diameter
ratio is 3:1 or greater. the steady rest can be posi-
tioned anywhere along the length of the bedway.
Wrench 14mm ................................................... 1
To install and use the steady rest:
remove the clamp hex nut, flat washer, and
clamp block from the bottom of the steady
Clean away any debris and grime from the
bedways, the steady rest ways, and the
position the steady rest on the bedway so
the triangular notch fits over the rear angled
bedway rail, as shown in figure 30, then re-
install and tighten the clamp block.
figure 30. steady rest controls.
G9972Z 11" x 26" Lathe w/Gearbox