- 3MT Taper
- 3.5″ stroke via handwheel
- adjustments in both X and Y (elevation)
Check out the following video for more information of how to install and align the tailstock.The design of our tailstock has a lot to do with who we had in mind when we designed the Tormach 15L Slant-PRO lathe. We believe that for many customers, this lathe would be the only lathe in the shop – CNC or otherwise. There are two primary reasons for this:
- Many of our customers operate small shops (garages, for example) where floor space is at a premium
- Somewhat related, small shops operate on smaller equipment budgets – budgeting for a 2nd manual lathe might not be realistic
To these points the 15L Slant-PRO was designed to be a bit of a chameleon – it’s a lathe that can easily adapt to many jobs that might come to a small shop. One specific example is the knockout 5C insert feature on the 15L Slant-PRO – this gives the lathe extra capacity beyond a 5C chucker lathe so tube and bar work up to 1.4″ diameter doesn’t need to be offloaded to manual engine lathe, gunsmithing lathe, or larger tool room lathe. Here’s how that works:The tailstock is another example. A tailstock is a feature that isn’t needed for a small parts chucker lathe, but is frequently called into service on a manual engine lathe or tool room lathe. For the 15L Slant-PRO, we designed a tailstock option that removed when not needed, freeing up extra room for tooling and not getting in the way of programming. We think it provides our lathe customers the versatility they need without compromise in ability.