Metal content - SB lathe

Hope someone can help me with some info. I am looking at a 9 inch SB
lathe and it has a leveling screw on the foot at the tailstock end.
Can anyone tell me how this is adjusted.
Thanks, Bill.
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Bill
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With an open-end wrench.
Lloyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
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Actualy, Lloyd, it is an allen screw that is placed in the front side of the foot. I guess what I should have asked is how it actually works. Thanks for the reply. Bill
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Bill
Bill fired this volley in news:0338e61c-7dfa-4c13-b163- snipped-for-privacy@m19g2000vbm.googlegroups.com:
Seriously -- "how it works", or "what's it for"?
Most lathes work best leveled end-to-end and front-to-back at _both_ ends. If this raises only one foot, then it's to take any twist out of the bed.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
I don't think a soutbend would be heavy enough to take twist out by raising one foot. It think its just so it won't rock back and forth on the floor, adjust it so all four legs have even pressure to the floor you're on.
Karl
BTW, the open end wrench answer made me laugh.
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Karl Townsend
-Actualy, Lloyd, it is an allen screw that is placed in the front side -of the foot. I guess what I should have asked is how it actually -works. Thanks for the reply. -Bill
Is there a matching screw in the back side and the ends of a lengthwise pivot pin visible a little higher up? On the SB Heavy 10 the ways can be released to self-align straight and then locked in position by the two opposing screws, which secure a tongue protruding below the pivot. Mine is only 'level' to the extent that a shim stock leaf on the front vee brings the bubble near enough to center to touch the same lines on both ends of the bed.
jsw
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Jim Wilkins

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