With many of the Chinese import lathes, the backplate is an integral
part of the spindle - there is no threaded spindle nose/register as
you would have on a Myford or Boxford. Therefore, there is no option
but to remove the chuck from the backplate if you want to change
Removing the chuck as it is supplied is a right pain, and can take half
Solution: take out the allen screws (and put them in your bits box) put
some 6mm studding in the holes with Loctite and *presto* you can now
remove the chuck in seconds with and open-ended spanner.
pete a ιcrit :
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