Tramming the Taig Micro Lathe Tailstock
Last updated on Sunday, September 07, 2014 06:09:08 AM Eastern US Time Zone

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Taig lathe tailstock tramming animations. Zero front/back readings.
It is the tailstock that is moved horizontally (typically opposing setscrews) and/or
vertically (shims or grinding) into proper position as indicated by the dial test gage.


Zero top/bottom readings.

CAUTION: DO NOT TURN THE LATHE ON

Another method used to center the tailstock with respect to the tailstock is to mount a dial test gage
in the spindle & a dowel pin in the tailstock-mounted drill chuck; another method uses the dead center.
The test dial indicator
is mounted in a collet. Rotate the spindle front & back while adjusting the
tailstock offset, making half-the-difference changes between them until there are no differences.

Also see tramming the 9x20 lathe.

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