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#1 posted 08-08-2012 07:10 PM

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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