About the Riser Plate for the 8″ Crosslide
We designed the headstock riser plate P/N 12940 at the request of several of our customers who replaced our 6″ crosslide with the thicker 8″ crosslide P/N 60880 (manual) and P/N 67036 (CNC). Most of these customers are using our lathe as a chucker lathe with gang-tooling. The problem that they were facing is that we only make two tool posts that are shorter so they will be on center when using the 8″ crosslide or 13″ mill table in place of the 6″ crosslide.
NOTE: We do not recommend using the 13″ mill table as a crosslide.
By using this riser plate, the headstock is raised to match the additional thickness of the 8″ crosslide. Therefore, all of our standard crosslide tool posts will now be on centerline with the headstock.
Be advised that the MK III Bed Turret will not align with the headstock when using this spacer. Therefore, a spacer must be added to the turret saddle as well.
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