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Re: Lead or Ball Screws (lathe Conversion)
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2011, 09:54:44 PM »
Just want to take the opportunity to ask, does backlash compensation in Mach lathe work well?  Has anyone done tests using dial indicators?

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Jorge

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Re: Lead or Ball Screws (lathe Conversion)
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2011, 10:00:24 PM »
I used it on both the lathe and my mill. Yes it does work quite well for the intended purpose.
I don't use it anymore as both machines no longer have a backlash problem.

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Re: Lead or Ball Screws (lathe Conversion)
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2011, 02:07:55 AM »
The backlash in Mach works well, on my router I have set it to compensate  backlash in the y screw and the x rack but playing around with ,05mm in timber is just stupidly, so I just keep it off, unless I'm doing picture imaging on timber and then its on. What you will notice it makes the machine jerk and bump as it compensates but you can smooth that out with shuttle speed if I remember correctly.
Yep for the price of things might as well put ball screws in, and be done with it, then I've still got all the original screws untouched if ever I plan to sell the machine.
Thanks Everyone.
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Katoh