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Steve Peterson

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 05:15 PM

Does it have a standard nut at the bottom? I don’t have a Jet lathe, but suspect that many lathes have a similar design. My lathe has a nylon locknut, the type with a nylon insert to hold it in place. Over time, the nylon gets loose and stops holding onto the bolt. A new locknut or 2 thin nuts (also called jam nuts) tightened together solved my problems. This keeps the bottom nut from working loose every time I tighten the top locking lever.

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