I just ordered in a new Phase II quick change toolholder. Man I had no
idea what I was missing. I was working last night and just loved it.
However after setting it up I was checking my 10 Atlas lathe over to be
sure all the gibs were tight and noticed that I can lift up slightly on
the front of the carriage. There seems to me to be to much play. I can
actually lift it up and slide a .003 feeler gauge under it. .004 won't
go in. Is this too much play? The manual just mentions that there are
shims under the carriage but not what the play should be or how to
adjust it. Looking under there I can see the small pieces that hold the
carraige down but I can't get a screwdriver near it if I wanted to
remove one. I think I'd have to remove the lead screw to get at it and
lift the machine up off the cabinet.
Kent Bridge Ontario
18 years ago