General Lathe Tips

Compound Hand wheel

If the compound hand wheel won't moveā€¦

Chances are someone tightened down one of the nuts too far and jammed the innards. In this case, loosen up the nuts until everything slides into place, then rotate the hand wheel by about 30 degrees, then snug everything up.

Digital Readout

Converting units

When the lathe is in mm settings instead of inches, press the period on the digital readout to convert the units back to inches.

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