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Cecil Dean
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Grizzly G0733
Feb 17th, 2018 at 11:28pm
 
Does any one know if the headstock on the Grizzly G0733 can rotate for outboard turning? Has anyone had problems with them? Have been looking at  Nova Galaxi DVR 1644, a Lauguna Revo 1836 and a Jet 1640 EVS. The price point on the G0733 would leave me with some extra money for accessory.
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Re: Grizzly G0733
Reply #1 - Feb 18th, 2018 at 11:49am
 
If you read the manual, on page 10 it states,
"Headstock can be rotated 180 and positioned anywhere along the bed"
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Reply #2 - Feb 18th, 2018 at 2:51pm
 
What has me confused is on Page 30
"Outboard Turning
Outboard turning is a variation of faceplate turning and is accomplished with the headstock positioned so the faceplate is not directly over the bed, allowing a larger turning capacity than the swing specification of the lathe.

The only way to rotate the headstock on this machine is to remove it from the bed first, which can be a heavy and cumbersome task. A much simpler alternative to removing the headstock is to simply remove the tailstock and slide the headstock to the other end of the bed. This will position the spindle so it is not directly over the bed whereby outboard turning can safely be accomplished."
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Reply #3 - Feb 19th, 2018 at 11:18am
 
This is a sliding headstock lathe
NOT a pivoting head lathe.
Turning the head 180 is just taking it off and turning it around, not really a feature just a byproduct of a sliding head lathe.
When you want/need more swing for larger items, with the tailstack removed, you slide the headstack down to the end of the ways.  Your work piece now has unlimited room. You do have to have a system of some kind to support an outboard toolrest. Many outboard turning rests and systems are expensive and seldom used. You can always build one yourself if you plan on doing a large amount of this sized turning.
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Re: Grizzly G0733
Reply #4 - Feb 19th, 2018 at 11:09pm
 
Thanks Ed, Not sure if I would use or need a pivoting head but I want one.
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Reply #5 - Feb 20th, 2018 at 10:24am
 
Cecil Dean wrote on Feb 19th, 2018 at 11:09pm:
Not sure if I would use or need a pivoting head but I want one.


They can be helpful with access to difficult to reach areas.
You can pivot the head towards you and usually using an extended tool rest gain access to these areas. Good for plenty of other reasons as well.
On a sliding headstock lathe you also need to have room at the end  of the machine. It can take up more room.
Both have their pro's and con's
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Re: Grizzly G0733
Reply #6 - Feb 20th, 2018 at 12:05pm
 
Cecil Dean wrote on Feb 19th, 2018 at 11:09pm:
Thanks Ed, Not sure if I would use or need a pivoting head but I want one.


I had a Nova DVR for a few years. I think I used the pivoting headstock one time. It was awkward and the tool rest barely was able to move out far enough to be usable.

Now I have a lathe with a larger swing and a sliding headstock which is much more usable.
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