Sounds silly, but I've only just got this Super 7 with Q/C gearbox, and the
gearbox manual is decidedly sketchy and not much help to someone unfamiliar
with the gearbox.
As received, my lathe was obviously last used set for ordinary
(non-screwcutting) work. The leadscrew is quite free to be turned by a
spanner on the Simmonds nut (no handwheel is fitted).
But I can't see (or learn from the manual) how to set things so that the
leadscrew is driven by the gearbox.
I seem to have tried all combinations of lever settings, without success.
What am I missing ?
14 years ago