Model B-40 Engine Lathe
The lathe is a precison tool Many years of practical
experience and engineering skill are combined to make
this lathe accurate, dependable and easy to operate. Its
rigid construction, accurately fitted parts and bearing
Place your lathe on a solid foundation, such as cement
surfaces insure many years of trouble free service and
flooring, cement pillars through wood flooring, good wood
maximum output Like all other precision tools the most
floors, or other modern factory floors are satisfactory.
critical period in the life of the lathe is the first few
weeks in your plant. Proper installation, care and skillful
operation are the factors which determine the period of
To properly level your lathe use only a precision level.
its successful and accurate operation.
The ordinary types of commercial levels, carpenter's
levels, etc., are not sufficiently accurate. The correct
We suggest that you read carefully the instructions
leveling of your lathe is the most important step in its
contained herein before starting to use your lathe. Strict
installation, in fact it is the very essence of its accuracy.
observance of these instructions means years of trouble
free service and maximum efficiency.
First set your lathe in its operating position placing flat
steel plates (about 4" x 4" x 1/8") under each of the two
UNPACKING AND CLEANING
leveling screws of the front and rear pedestals. Place
After removing the crating and packing materials from
parallel or raising blocks of equal thickness on the two
the lathe, clean it thoroughly with kerosene or some
flat way surfaces of sufficient height to hold the level
other suitable solvent. Make sure that all the grease or
above the V's; place the level on these parallels and test
slushing compound, which was used to protect the
alternately at the headstock and tailstock ends of bed
finished parts and surfaces during shipment, is carefully
and on long beds over center leg and make necessary
and thoroughly removed. Particular attention should be
adjustment with leveling screws.
given to the way surfaces on the bed and cross slide. Do
not under any circumstances move the carriage,
It is not necessary that the lathe be dead level but it is
compound rest, or tailstock until these way surfaces are
important that the level readings be the same in both
thoroughly cleaned and oiled with a good quality
positions to0.001inch. The level of your lathe should be
lubricating oil. Also thoroughly clean and oil the lead
checked every week or so for the first six months after
screw, feed rod and control rods. It is quite obvious that
installation. After this period a checkup two or three
this protective covering may collect considerable dirt and
times a year should be sufficient.
grit during shipment and unless it is carefully removed
badly scratched or damaged surfaces will result.
It is not recommended that the lathe be lagged tightly to
the floor. In most cases it is not necessary.
Do not remove the skids until the lathe has been placed
in the approximate operating location in your plant.
When removing the skids do not drop or twist the lathe
Connections to your power service should be made
bed. Failure to observe this point may result in serious
strictly in accordance with your local electrical code.
impairment of the accuracy of
All lathes are wired in our factory according to the
National Code. When local or state codes differ from
this, advise our factory immediately. Be sure the lathe is
properly grounded. After the electrical connection has
been made, check the drive pulley to make sure the
motor has the proper direction of rotation.