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Forum topic by DaveB48 posted 11-19-2016 04:47 AM 710 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2016 04:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rikon lathe tool rest crooked

Today I bought a Nova modular 12” tool rest for my Rikon mini lathe. After installing it, I realized that it wasn’t level, or aligned with the bed of the lathe or the axis of rotation of the turning stock. Reversing it gives the same result: it is about 1/8” lower on the headstock side. I am assuming that the mounting hole for the rest is not quite vertical. I then remounted the stock 8” rest and found it to be low on the left, too. I just hadn’t noticed in the limited time I had used the lathe. I’ll call Rikon on Monday, given that the lathe is under warranty, but I wonder how common this defect is.

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#1 posted 11-19-2016 01:40 PM


-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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#2 posted 11-19-2016 04:55 PM

Rikon will probably take care of it.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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