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mtenterprises

784 posts in 1194 days


#1 posted 618 days ago

Your tailstock should look like this.

The disk tightens the clamp lever. The disk should be tightened when the lever is open, relaxed, unclamped however you wish to phrase it. If you cannot get it to tighten the aluminum disk may be stripped. Look at the threads inside it. Either order a new one or have a helicoil installed.
MIKE

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