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Installing New Lathe Spindle

Zoltan

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#1
I'm installing a new 4" spindle in my mini lathe. Once it's installed, should I take a very light facing cut on the surface of the spindle to make sure it's square and flat?
 

Zoltan

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#3
I have, and there are a couple "bumps" on it a couple thousands high. I think it's from the typical Chinese finishing work done on it. It seemed like the safest, and easiest, thing would be to just lightly face it once installed.