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Cross slide adjustment?

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Bo'sun03/06/2020 13:17:10
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Good afternoon,

I have a Warco WM240 lathe. Can I adjust the cross slide to remove 0.10mm longitudinal free travel?

Thank you.

JasonB03/06/2020 13:19:35
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Probably got a split nut that has two small screws to spread the split, not easy to get to but doe soffer some adjustment .0.1mm is not a lot to bother about.

Edited By JasonB on 03/06/2020 13:21:20

Mike Poole03/06/2020 13:40:56
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Backlash is pretty much a fact of life with conventional screws, if you have adjustable nuts then you may find that eliminating the free movement in one position will make things tight in another. As long as you always approach a setting from the same direction and if you back off make sure you exceed the amount of backlash before reapproaching your setting it shouldn’t cause any difficulties.


Martin Hamilton 103/06/2020 13:43:05
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I believe access to the split nut adjuster screws on the WM240 lathe is via the rear under side of the cross slide.

larry phelan 103/06/2020 15:24:23
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As Jason said, let sleeping dogs lie, not enough to worry about.

Bazyle03/06/2020 16:02:35
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If there is a screw adjustment see if the parts list tells you what thread it is. then calculate the amount of turn that will compensate for taking up a mere 4 thou. Then give up. It is only a problem when you have half a turn backlash - think about it surprise

John Hall 703/06/2020 21:24:08
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Just Google ..cross slide backlash....there’s loads of info, plus lots of helpful stuff on Youtube..

Good luck..

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