Re: Key in Apron Falls Out!


Hi Wallace,

On my 9 inch lathes there is a small pin that goes through the worm gear ( the one that is keyed to the leadscrew) and into the key that runs in the groove in the leadscrew. The pin is pretty small, about 1/16 inch diameter or so. If your apron came without this key or pin, it shouldn't be too hard to drill a key for a new pin. It was near the headstock end of the worm gear as I remember.

Good luck finding it!

Glen Reeser

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