Taig Micro Lathe Tailstock
Last updated on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 05:29:41 PM Eastern US Time Zone
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
used to center the tailstock
with respect to the tailstock
mount a dial test gauge
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.