|141 forum posts|
I have a Warco WM240 lathe. Can I adjust the cross slide to remove 0.10mm longitudinal free travel?
18101 forum posts
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 Poole||03/06/2020 13:40:56|
2575 forum posts
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 1||03/06/2020 13:43:05|
|170 forum posts|
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 1||03/06/2020 15:24:23|
|718 forum posts|
As Jason said, let sleeping dogs lie, not enough to worry about.
5215 forum posts
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
|John Hall 7||03/06/2020 21:24:08|
|56 forum posts|
Just Google ..cross slide backlash....there’s loads of info, plus lots of helpful stuff on Youtube..
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