Re: What is acceptable cross slide backlash?


Steve Wells
 


As Jim states, re-fitting the handle/dial/bushing is required to obtain the lowest
backlash, if, along with replacing the acme threads and new nut, you should be at or under the factory spec
of .003 or less.
 
Steve
 

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Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:45 PM
Subject: RE: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Re: What is acceptable cross slide backlash?

 

Better to add ball/roller bearings, since the screw end will also wear.

A how to for the small dial Heavy 10 is here.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SOUTHBENDLATHE/files

CONVERTING A SOUTH BEND HEAVY 10 SMALL DIAL CROSS.pdf

Adding thrust bearings to a Heavy 10 with a small dial.

Jim B.

From: SOUTHBENDLATHE@... [mailto:SOUTHBENDLATHE@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:11 AM
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Subject: [SOUTHBENDLATHE] Re: What is acceptable cross slide backlash?

 

It looks as if a thrust washer might do the job of taking up the slack. A hardened thrust washer may reduce long term wear. Has anyone looked into this solution?
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1d. Re: What is acceptable cross slide backlash?
    Posted by: "Jim B." btdtrf@... eeengineer1
    Date: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:49 am ((PDT))

While you can work with that amount, if you try to part, the
tool will be grabbed and thrust into the work and additional
0.014”. This will stall the lathe and my break the tool.

Often, only a small portion of the play is in the nut and screw.

Here is a fix for the rest of the play.
http://www.machinistweb.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1233

Jim B.


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