Parting and compound movement...."newbie" question.
When using a cutoff tool, on my SB13, I have noticed that my compound tends to move unless I have my compound gib tightened down to the point that I can barely move it with the compound handwheel.
I really haven't given it too much thought until I stopped by Grizzly, in Muncy, PA, last week and looked at the lathes there. (I was really looking for a 10 ton bench-top press; but, they didn't have it in stock.) I noticed that the compound slide on a new lathe is real smooth.
So, does my lathe need something fixed or is this normal?
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