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Forum topic by Karda posted 03-19-2017 02:11 AM 487 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2017 02:11 AM

Hi, I am working up the speeds on my new lathe. Iam doing ok up to 1600, I increased to 2200 because I thought it would cut better it does but as soon as it hit full speed the tail end starts moving across the table. The piece I am working on is rounded and balanced. Would it be ok to put block in back of the lathe to keep it in place.

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#1 posted 03-19-2017 02:13 AM

Block it, clamp it, screw it, whatever it takes. Walking is why the bigger floor models have lots of weight to them or added to them.

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#2 posted 03-19-2017 02:15 AM

ok thanks

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