How & Why – Leveling a Small Lathe – Shown on Granite 3-in1 Machine Tool
Shows the proper way to level a machine tool is part of initial setup for your combo machine. This process also applies for standard bench lathes. This is an important step to assure you get the best results from your machine.
The basic purpose for leveling is to set the foundation of the machine so all is level with horizontal. A more important reason to level your lathe is to make sure there is no twist in the bed of your machine.
Dave gives you several helpful tips for setting up your lathe.
Dave Weiss worked as the Service Manager at Smithy for over 20 years. Dave is now retired, but he still maintains his status as “The World”s Expert on Bench Top Machine Metal Tools”.
He is coming into the shop a couple days a week to put his experience on video. That way you’ll have it for your help and assistance as a Smithy Owner.
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The machine that Dave is using for demonstration purposes is the Granite MAX 1324. This lathe-mill-drill combo machine sets the standard for premium quality bench top machine tools.
Putting a combination machine tool in your shop allows you to have the capabilities of a small machine shop without sacrificing too much floor space.
The Granite 3-in-1 “big machine” features and premium quality is comparable to other larger, more expensive machine tools. PLUS, you’ll have three machines in one.
Nearly 30,000 Smithy machines are working hard every day in shops across North America. This fact let’s you know that Smithy machines do set the standard for quality.
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Granite – Quality, Precision, and Reliability Are Built-In.
Premium Bench Top Machine Tool
America’s #1 – for over 25 years.
PRECISION: Compares to more expensive tools.
BALANCE: Easy change over for different operations.
FEATURES: Pro features help you work faster.
MASS: Heavy castings add more precision.
RELIABILITY: Designed and built for a lifetime of work.
As Close As You’ll Get to American Made
1) US Developed and Designed: The Granite Machine was designed by our engineers in Ann Arbor, Michigan based on machine user requests.
2) Precision is far higher than other 3-in-1 knock-offs: All components are machined to tighter specs, bearings are much higher grade, and the basic design is initially higher precision.
3) Higher Quality Production: Smithy employees oversee the production and quality control process at our sister factory of more than 25 years. No other seller can make that claim.
4) Superior Features: No machine out there can match the speed and accuracy with which you can accomplish your machining tasks on a Granite machine. Other 3-in-1 combo tools on the market are NOT EVEN in the same category for quality as the Smithy line of machine tools.