Jet 1226 tailstock disassembly

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Forum topic by Nomad81 posted 12-15-2015 02:19 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2015 02:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jet lathe tailstock quill

I’ve got an older jet 1226. The c-ring from the leadscrew has come out so I need to clean up the screw and replace the ring/washer. Pulling the leadscrew out is easy enough, but how do I get the tail spindle out? Thanks

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#1 posted 12-15-2015 04:31 PM

Not familiar with that particular lathe (and I think you meant 1236, not 1226?)... but the tailstock spindle on most lathes just pull out once you crank it out far enough to disengage the drive screw. From the parts diagram, it appears yours should do pretty much the same. Maybe post a picture of what you are looking at.


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#2 posted 12-15-2015 05:34 PM

Yep, 1226. I was being attacked by toddlers while typing. Alright I thought that was how it was supposed to be with the tailspindle dropping free. I just wanted to make sure before I started thumping her with a mallet!
Got it free and ready for repair! Thanks!

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