This project started out
with just replacing the stock 9 x 20 crossfeed lead screw with a larger
I decided while replacing the lead screw to go ahead and build a new mount that would allow more cross slide
travel. The new mount is a lot "beefier" , built from stainless steel and uses a roller bearing to allow for super
smooth operation. The new lead screw is 7/16"-20 and is a huge improvement over the original. I've included
pictures along with descriptions of the modification below. I must thank James Early (who was the first to do this
modification) & for sharing pictures of his modification. His pictures can be found in the Files section of the
Yahoo 9 x 20 Lathe group / CrossFeed or click here
The original mount / lead screw compared to the new one. Ball bearing support for the handle.
The new mount uses 3 attaching screws instead of 2.
The larger handle mod is shown here.
|Brass Nut & Attaching
to Cross Slide
|Mount / Housing
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