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Hf 8x12 Mini-lathes Tailstock

Discussion in 'MINI-LATHE & MINI-MILL INFORMATION' started by DMLCV, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. DMLCV

    DMLCV United States Iron Registered Member

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    I ran into a problem and need to address it, first my tailstock seems to not want to center and I believe I need to disassemble it and clean it up and reinstall it. Looking for some input as I am new at these larger lathes does not fit the Surline class.
     
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    Might need some more info to go off from here. Have you taken it off & wiped the grease from under it?

    Could it just be flexing enough to make you believe it isn't centered?
     
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    Just forward of the adjustment screws is a slot for a key, need to find out the part number, Mini Lathe HF 44589 8x12. I went to align the tailstock and with it not locked down I got movement front to back. The tailstock was pretty much locked up and a dead blow hammer did help out quite a bit. I did get it back together but could not find the key I am not sure if it was even in there to begin with. I looked at the parts break down but my tailstock is not shown....
     
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    It's been a while since I've looked at my 7x but I think I remember something like your saying. Likely it's just a common key stock. Take it to the hardware & see if you can find a piece that will need driven in. If not measure it & look on eBay for the mm that fits.
     
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    Sounds good to me that is what I thought I should do....
     

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