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Why Is the Tailstock Lockdown On the Rear of the lathe? (Read 522 times)
 
Steve Arnold
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Re: Why Is the Tailstock Lockdown On the Rear of the lathe?
Reply #15 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 7:52pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 12:36pm:
I am LEFT HANDED! I like the lock on back of tailstock.


So am I, and I started this thread!Grin
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Re: Why Is the Tailstock Lockdown On the Rear of the lathe?
Reply #16 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 8:20pm
 
David Moeller wrote on Apr 26th, 2017 at 10:26am:
I adjusted my rear lever to lock in vertical position and turned a wood extension to reach above the tailstock.


Not a bad idea, but you still have to reach behind the tailstock when it's in the unlocked position.
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Re: Why Is the Tailstock Lockdown On the Rear of the lathe?
Reply #17 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 9:01pm
 

My tailstock lock is capable of being on either side.  My style of approach is influenced by some physical limitations and if on the front, it tends to cause body pains.  (I get to park in blue spaces).

Depending on what you turn and how you use the tools, the choices are available. 

Have to admit this is the first occasion where I have heard of tailstock handle location being a key criteria for evaluation of a lathe.

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