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Machining castings in the 4-jaw - knocking?

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William Ayerst31/05/2021 16:45:23
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Well I absolutely cannot believe it - went to turn down some steel tube and saw a huge amount of deflection in the chuck - and it turns out I hadn't fully tightend down the front bearing cap after replacing the belt (where I removed the spindle). I feel like a right lemon but looks like no harm done.

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old mart31/05/2021 17:34:23
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Good result, and you now have lots of alternative ways of approaching every job, so the thread was useful. Next time a belt needs changing on many types of lathes, remember that the link type can be fitted without disturbing the spindle.

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