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Replacing ACME thread leadscrew with ball screw

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Free Plan: Cross Vice to Vertical Slide

Free Plan: Cross Vice to Vertical Slide

Produced in response to a reader request, E. G. Hartwell proposed this method of converting a cross vice into a vertical slide. This free plan was first given away with issue 15 of Model Engineers' Workshop, February/March 1993.

dave bromell30/01/2020 18:03:01
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Would it be a no-no to use a bought in ball screw rather than make the acme thread shown in the plans. Laziness and lack of ability has driven this question, if I've made a goof,please be gentle !!

Dave

Enough!30/01/2020 18:22:45
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See this thread regarding the possibility of ball-screws backdriving.

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