Easy Power Tailstock Feed

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Easy Power Tailstock Feed

Post by c7z06 » Fri May 07, 2021 2:38 pm

Many years ago I came up with a simple power feed arrangement for the tailstock on my 9" South Bend when drilling, tapping, etc.

I got a two piece clamping shaft collar with an ID the same size as my tailstock spindle. Then I made a forked bracket that engaged the shaft collar as shown in the photo. Bingo, I had a power tailstock feed. Just slightly loosen the tailstock clamp and let the carriage pull it along at the desired feed rate.
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Re: Easy Power Tailstock Feed

Post by Russ Hanscom » Fri May 07, 2021 4:31 pm

Very good.

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