View Full Version : Craftsman 101 Lathe Question

07-31-2012, 04:16 PM
New guy here.

Just bought a Craftsman 101.28940 Lathe.
In the process of diss-assembly clean up & repaint. So far found & repaired several "cobbed" things & I like to know how things work prior to using the machine

It has a quick change unit & I'd like to remove the head & QC from the bed for more cleaning, check out & paint
Any reason I should not remove these from the bed
anything I should look for while its apart
And Any suggestions appreciated
Thanks for your response

07-31-2012, 08:15 PM
Take pictures as you take the lathe apart so there's no guessing how things go back together. No problem stripping it down to it's smallest parts, you can check the condition of each piece as you clean it. If you mount an indicator on the tailstock base and indicate the ways you will get some idea of the wear, or not. Good luck on the rebuild. Peter

George Seal
07-31-2012, 09:31 PM
take the feed chart off there is a bolt underneath

remove the two bolts on the lead screw bracket

Any questions PM me

07-31-2012, 11:34 PM
Get a copy of the parts manual or snatch a copy of the pages from the link below. It will help during re-assembly.


08-01-2012, 07:57 AM
Thank You Gents
I'll try to post some pic when I complete the proj