Re: Backlash on the cross slide ?

Phillip Rankin

Yes! There is a upgrade you can do that will vastly improve the performance of your cross slide. Look in the files folder, about 2/3 of the way down you should see a per file titled “Converting A South Bend Heavy Ten Small Dial Cross”. I just did this revision to my 9A. The difference is like night and day. you can do all the machining on your lathe by locking the cross slide gib screws and using the compound to make the necessary cuts.

Phillip R.

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